SAC Member DPM MoD UM meets ethnic literature & culture associations in Myitkyina

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SAC member DPM MoD UM Admiral Tin Aung San and dignitaries pose for ducumentary photo together with Kachin ethnics at Manaw ground in Myitkyina yesterday.

State Administration Council Member Deputy Prime Minister Union Minister for Defence Admiral Tin Aung San, accompanied by SAC members, Union Ministers, the State Chief Minister and the Command Commander, donated rice, cooking oil and cash to monasteries in Myitkyina Township yesterday.
The donation ceremony occurred at Dhamma Rekkhita Wuntho Monastery in North Shansu Ward of Myitkyina.
The Deputy Prime Minister and party first took Five Precepts from State Sangha Nayaka Committee Member Presiding Sayadaw Agga Maha Pandita Bhaddanta Candavara Bhivamsa of Khemathiwun Monastery.
They donated 50 bags of rice and 10 jerrycans of cooking oil to nine monasteries in Myitkyina.
The Deputy Prime Minister and party also visited the 1,000-arhat Shinpin Myatswa Hsutaungpyae pagoda in Mongna Village-tract of Waingmaw Township and donated cash to the pagoda’s all-round development fund.
During the meeting with leaders of ethnic literature and culture organizations at Manaw house in Manaw compound in Sitarpu Ward, the Deputy Prime Minister said knowledge and proper job opportunities can guarantee the development of socioeconomic status in implementing ethnic affairs-related matters in Kachin State. The collaboration of the government and resident ethnic people in providing vocational training and implementing practical projects will benefit the ethnic people.
Moreover, the continual holding of significant traditional festivals with the participation of national brethren can improve the unity, mutual respect and support among the ethnic people despite the different dialects, literature, fine arts, culture, tradition, customs and religions.
Moreover, the Union spirit will become firm by preserving the literature and culture of ethnic people and protecting their rights to support the five-point roadmap and nine objectives of the State Administration Council. The government now focuses on the unity of ethnic people, and the national brethren should also work with the government to strengthen a genuine and disciplined multiparty democracy and build a Union founded on democracy and federalism mentioned in the nine objectives of SAC.
Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs Jeng Phang Naw Taung and Kachin State Ethnic Affairs Minister U Kyaw Min Khine then reported on cooperation with the respective region/state governments, departments, matters related to ethnic tribes and literature and culture associations.
The Deputy Prime Minister and party also provided K1 million each to literature and culture associations of six tribes of Kachin people, five tribes of Shan people, Bamar, Rakhine and Kayin people. — IPRD/KTZH

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