An entertainment show featuring musical entertainment and a “Stop Hate, Spread Love” football match attended by people from all walks of life was held yesterday afternoon at Yangon Thuwunna Stadium in support of the Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong.
After the initial entertainment programmes, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint read a message from State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. (The complete text of the message appears separately).
Event organising committee member and 88 Generation student leader U Min Ko Naing then explained the aim of the event that he described as “held by the people and the people who were dutiful throughout history”.
“They want peace, and there is no one among the armed organisations of our country that rejects peace”, he said.
This was followed by more entertainment programmes that included performances of students from Basic Education Middle School No. (2) Thingangyun, in addition to actors, actresses and artists, after which blue-and-white balloons fashioned into the shape of a peace symbol were released.
A football match between the Stop Hate Team and the Spread Love Team that included former political prisoners, former Myanmar footballers, actors and artists was then held. Before the start of the match, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, (Yangon) Region Hluttaw Speaker U Tin Maung Tun, central executive committee member U Aung Soe greeted the players from both teams. After the match, the participants were presented with gifts. The day’s event was attended by Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint, Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung, (Yangon) region ministers, Hluttaw representatives, artists and people from all segments of society.
Htin Paw Win