Public and foreigners visit Bogyoke Aung San Museum in Yangon on Martyrs’ Day

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The public pay observation tours round the Bogyoke Aung San Museum in Yangon on Martyrs' Day.

The public and foreigners visited Bogyoke Aung San Museum in Yangon on the 75th Anniversary of Martyrs’ Day, yesterday.
The residence museum where General Aung San, the father of Myanmar’s independence lived, was only shown online last year due to the COVID-19 prevention measures. This year, the museum is displayed as a special exhibition from 8 am to 4 pm.
Daw Thi Thi Thaung, Assistant Director of the National Museum (Yangon), said, “Today, on the 75th Martyrs’ Day, the General Aung San Museum is displayed as a special exhibition. At the entrance to the museum, especially this year, the Yangon City Development Committee displays the speeches of the General, information related to him and songs honouring the General with a mobile LED board. Along the way up to the museum, there are 15 panels displaying his life. In the museum, the events of his life are explained in English and Myanmar languages.”
“In the living room, there is a rare work painted by great artist U Ngwe Kaing from 1964-65, called “a shop in the back of the house” is also shown. Upstairs, the General and his wife’s bedroom have rare photos of the General and the pictures of the funeral ceremony. The full text of the General’s speech on more than 600 pages, handwriting, banknotes and coins with the image of the General, and the complete Myanmar/English bilingual information on the history of the General is displayed on a 32-inch touch screen for the public to come and study,” she said.
Purified drinking water and masks were also distributed at the museum. As for health care, there were township health groups, YCDC health groups and Myanmar Red Cross Society. For the safety of the public, the museum officials and departments fully assisted to make the visitors comfortable.
“Today is a special show. General Aung San Museum is open daily from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. The museum is closed on Mondays and government holidays,” said Daw Thi Thi Thaung.
Daw Than Than Htwe, who visited the General Aung San Museum, said, “I will always remember the General. Today I remember him more. I’m in tears when I remember him. I feel he was like my parent. The officials patiently explained, so I had to study it thoroughly.
“I also learned about the General’s family members. In memory of the General, I pray that all patriotism for the country and people like the General will survive,” she said.
“I am saddened to remember that the country’s leaders died on such a day. I also gain knowledge by visiting the museum. There is a full array of contents related to the General, the equipment used by the General, and his family. I want those who haven’t come yet to come and study,” said Maung Phae Phyo, a visitor from Mingaladon Township.
On the 75th Martyrs’ Day, a total of 534 people, including four foreigners, visited General Aung San Museum in Bahan Township, Yangon.—MNA

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