The flag hoisting and saluting ceremony, to mark the 70th anniversary of Independence Day, was held yesterday morning in front of the Nay Pyi Taw City Hall.
The ceremony was held with the aim to safeguard and protect the stability of the Union National Solidarity and Perpetuation of Sovereignty by the entire ethnic people; to work for the emergence of a constitution that meets democratic norms and can guarantee a democratic federal union; to work harder to implement a peace process; to reach the goal of “eternal peace” through political dialogue, by ensuring cooperation between all national races of the Union and the Union Government; and to work to promote the private sector, which is the driving force for the economic of the coutry,
The 2018 70th Anniversary Independence Day State Flag hoisting ceremony was held with the flag hoisting platoon raising the flag at 4:20 a.m.
At 6 a.m, Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker, Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker, Union Ministers, union level organisations, high ranking Tatmadaw officers, the 2018 70th Anniversary Independence Day State Flag hoisting and saluting ceremony organisation sub-committee chairman and member, Deputy Minister, invited guests, departmental officials from the ministries, officers and troops from the Pobbathiri cantonment, Red Cross and fire department officials, as well as the local populace, assembled at the designated staging areas and took their places in front of the Nay Pyi Taw City Hall, where the State Flag hoisting ceremony was held.
At 6:45 a.m., the 2018 70th Anniversary Independence Day State Flag hoisting ceremony began with the Tatmadaw (Army, Navy, Air) Guard of Honour contingent marching into the area in front of the City Hall to take up their positions.
Next, Vice President U Myint Swe, in his capacity as chairman of the central committee for the 70th Independence Day celebration, took his place on the dais and received the salute of the Guard of Honour.
The Vice President, Guard of Honour and the people in attendance then saluted the Republic of Union of Myanmar State Flag, while the Tatmadaw Guard of Honour band played the national anthem.
The Guard of Honour also saluted the nation’s martyrs and soldiers, who gave their lives for the union, and took the four-point oath.
Finally, Vice President U Myint Swe read a message sent by President U Htin Kyaw for the 2018 70th Anniversary Independence Day, received the salute of the Honour Guard and concluded the ceremony.