NLD HQ celebrates 71st Anniversary Independence Day

The National League for Democracy commemorates 71st Independence Day at party headquarters in Bahan Township, Yangon. photo: Pe Zaw
The National League for Democracy commemorates 71st Independence Day at party headquarters in Bahan Township, Yangon. photo: Pe Zaw

71st Anniversary Independence Day ceremony was held at National League for Democracy (Headquarters) in Bahan Township, Yangon at 10 am yesterday. At the ceremony, the State Flag, Bogyoke Aung San and the martyrs were saluted and then an 8 seconds silence observed 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 Han Thar Myint said “Now is a time of developing morality and psychological foundations of Myanmar society and it is a time of struggle to achieve peace, freedom and happiness in the lives of the people. So we should raise the image of independence and fulfill the ambitions of the independence leaders by striving resolutely toward the establishment of a federal democratic union through unity and peace based on national reconciliation. Let us all strive towards becoming nationals who are worthy of independence.”
Next, a 71st Independence Day declaration of the Central Executive Committee of NLD was read by central committee member Dr. Myo Nyunt and messages sent from the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, political parties and organizations were put on record. The ceremony was attended by National League for Democracy patron U Tin Oo, chair member U Ohn Kyaing, NLD central executive committee members, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, Yangon Region Hluttaw Speaker U Tin Maung Tun and Deputy Speaker U Lin Naing Myint, Hluttaw representatives, diplomats, members of the NLD, political parties and civil society organizations and invited guests.—Zaw Gyi (Translated by Myat Thandar Aung)

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