Nay Pyi Taw celebrates 72nd Anniversary Independence Day

Vice President U Myint Swe delivers the speech at the 72nd Anniversary Independence Day 2020 State Flag hoisting and saluting ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA
Vice President U Myint Swe delivers the speech at the 72nd Anniversary Independence Day 2020 State Flag hoisting and saluting ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of Myanmar, observed the 72nd Anniversary Independence Day 2020 State Flag hoisting and saluting ceremony in front of its City Hall yesterday morning.
The Independence Day celebration was held, with full of political essence, in accordance with the national objectives — to safeguard the non-disintegration of the Union and the non-disintegration of National Solidarity and Perpetuation of Sovereignty with the unity of all national races; to give priority in restoring the peace and stability of the nation and the development of the nation which are crucial for the prevalence of justice; to endeavour to successfully carry out the amendment of the Constitution which plays a vital role in building a democratic federal union; to create a better environment in order to promote the capacity and accountability of the citizens, which is essential to build a democratic federal union; and to build a peaceful democratic nation through the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (2018-2030)
At the 72nd Anniversary Independence Day State Flag hoisting ceremony, the flag hoisting platoon, flanked by ethnic races, hoisted the flag at 4:20 a.m.
At 6 a.m. Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Tun Tun Hein, Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung, Union Ministers, Union Attorney General, Union Auditor General, Union Civil Service Board Chairman, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman, Governor of the Myanmar Central Bank, Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Chairman, Central Bank of Myanmar Governor, union level organizations, senior military officers, 72nd Anniversary Independence Day State Flag hoisting and saluting ceremony organization sub-committee chairman and members, deputy ministers, invited guests, departmental officials from the ministries, officers and other ranks from Pobbathiri cantonment, Red Cross and Fire Service Department officials, as well as the local people assembled at the designated staging areas took their places in front of the Nay Pyi Taw City Hall, where the State Flag hoisting ceremony was held.
At 7 am the 72nd Anniversary Independence Day State Flag hoisting ceremony began with Tatmadaw (Army, Navy, Air Force) Guard of Honour marching into the area in front of the City Hall to take up the position.
Afterwards, Vice President U Myint Swe, in his capacity as chairman of the central committee for the 72nd Anniversary Independence Day celebration, took his place on the dais and took the salute of the Guard of Honour.
He then saluted the Republic of the Union of Myanmar State Flag, together with the Guard of Honour, and 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.
Next, Vice President U Myint Swe read out the message sent by President U Win Myint for the 72nd Anniversary Independence Day, accepted the salute of the Honour Guard and concluded the ceremony.—MNA (Translated by TMT)

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