Nay Pyi Taw holds grand ceremony in commemoration of 69th Independence Day

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The State Flag is hoisted at a ceremony to mark Myanmar’s 69th Anniversary Independence Day. Photo: MNA

A ceremony to hoist and to pay tribute to the national flag to mark the 69th anniversary of Independence Day was held at City Hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning, with more than 3,000 people in attendance.
The ceremony was held in accord with four national objectives: to build a genuine Union in the future, making use of the common agreement which will emerge from the negotiations and discussions to be reached at the Union Peace Conference -21st century Panglong ; for all nationalities to collectively preserve and protect non-disintegration of the Union; non-disintegration of national unity; and perpetuation of sovereignty; to strive hard to draw up a constitution suitable for the union and in accord with democratic principles and norms for the emergence of a democratic federal union and to endeavour to create good economic conditions that ensure equitable development between the regions and the states and that will be in conformity with the national economic policy and goals.
The flag was raised at 4:20 am, followed by the arrival of departmental personnel, military officials and the rank and file of Pobbathiri military command, members of Red Cross Society, Fire Brigade and local residents at City Hall Square at 6am.
A ceremony to salute the National Flag was held at 6.45 am, followed by a salute to Vice-President U Myint Swe, Chairman of the Central Committee for the 69th Independence Day from the Guard of Honour. Afterwards, the Vice-President saluted the National Flag together with the people while the Guard of Honour played the national anthem.
Those present at the ceremony also paid tribute to fallen leaders and soldiers and the Guard of Honour took the four-point oath.
Vice President U Myint Swe also read a message sent by President U Htin Kyaw on the occasion of the 69th Independence Day. — Myanmar News Agency

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