70th Anniversary Independence Day ceremony was held at National League for Democracy (Headquarter, HQ) in Bahan Township, Yangon yesterday morning.
At the ceremony, the State Flag, Bogyoke Aung San and the martyrs were saluted and then stay in silence for 8 seconds in memory of the monks, people and students who lost their lives in the democracy revolution.
In his opening speech, the chairman of the ceremony and central executive committee secretariat member U Nyan Win said “National independence is the symbol of the unity of all ethnic nationals while the standard and value of national independence is having a full democracy and human rights. The aim is establishing a democracy federal union. Now is the time to discard the bad legacy of the past and establish unity, peace and democracy federal union in a spirit of national reconciliation.
For the future of the State, if trust is built by uniting and coming together with the same worries, differences and suspicions will be reduced and disappear. Opportunities will be discovered from challenges.”
He continued and said “Respectfully returning the favors of the people, ethnic national leaders and Bogyoke Aung San who sacrificed for independence and in honor of the nine points and note included in the independence declaration.”
Next, a seven-point Independence Day declaration of the Central Executive Committee was read by central committee member central information committee secretary Monywa Aung Shin and messages sent by (political) parties, organisations and embassies were put on record.
The ceremony was attended by NLD central executive committee secretariat members, Yangon Region Hluttaw Speaker U Tin Maung Tun, Deputy Speaker U Lin Naing Myint, Hluttaw representatives, diplomats, political parties, civil society organisations and invited guests.