The Myoma Alumni Association in Yangon organized a ceremony to mark 99th anniversary of the National Victory Day at the Saturday Corner—southwest—of Shwedagon Pagoda yesterday morning.
The ceremony was held at the place where the late 11 Rangoon College students vowed to boycott the University of Rangoon Act enacted by the British rulers. The event was taken part by the alumni of Myoma National High School and students of Dagon B.E.H.S 2 and 3.
Secretary of the Myoma Alumni Association U HlaMyint Thein said, “The ceremony was held to commemorate the National Victory Day every year since 2006 and for maintaining national spirit of new generation.”
Before the ceremony, the participants gathered in front of No.2 Basic Education High School (Myoma),and marched by holding the names of posters printed with 11 historic students to the southern stairway of Shwedagon Pagoda.
The participants turned the pagoda in clockwise movements and paid respect to the monument which marked the vow to boycott the University of Rangoon Act before sharing merits for them.
The Myoma Alumni Association also celebrated the 99th National Victory Day at its office on Sagawa in Dagon Township, with the extended greetings of its chairperson and officials followed by performances of students from Dagon B.E.HS 2 and 3.— Nay Linn
(Translated by Aung Khin)