Pyidaungsu Hluttaw celebrates centennial birthday of General Aung San

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann speaking at ceremony to mark centennial birthday of General Aung San at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann speaking at ceremony to mark centennial birthday of General Aung San at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw celebrated 100th birthday of General Aung San on Wednesday at Hluttaw Building.
The commemoration ceremony was attended by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the daughter of deceased independence hero, speakers of Hluttaws, chairmen of constitutional court and union election commission, members of parliaments and chairman of central committee for the event.
The event was opened with excerpt documentary of General Aung San’s political activities in striving for independence of the country, followed by a speech of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker Thura U Shwe Mann. Thura U Shwe Mann said that General Aung San and his friends took part in anti-colonialist movement before he was punished to leave university. The national hero was elected as chairman of Students Union and formed a political party to gain independence.
He was called as Bo Tay Za in Burma Independence Army after it was formed 1941. General Aung San focused on national unity with union spirit, without exploiting support of public and posing serious impacts on them during his independence attempts.
General Aung San managed to sign Aung San-Atlee Agreement and Panglong Agreement which were fundamentals for independence of the country. His 1947 draft constitution won supports of ethnic leaders due to its democratic criteria.
At the event, parliamentarians and MP from Defence Services read out 14 papers that honoured and reviewed the attitude of independence leader.
Amyotha Hluttaw speaker U Khin Aung Myint said although General Aung San lived 30 years, his sacrifice made opportunities for independence of the country.
U Khin Aung Myint also quoted the words of British historian Paul Kennedy who wrote ‘The Rise and Fall of Great Power’ published in 1987. Upper House speaker also remarked General Aung San could adjust personality of hard power and soft power in peace-making efforts.
Thura U Shwe Mann, U Nanda Kyaw Swa and U T Khun Myat hold a press conference in the evening, attended by 48 journalists from local and foreign media organizations.

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