SAC member, officials attend 77th Union Day celebration in Sittway

State Administration Council Member Dr Ba Shwe, Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs U Min Thein Zan, Rakhine State Chief Minister U Htein Lin and his wife, responsible officials, teachers, and students attended the 77th Anniversary of Union Day ceremony at the Khine Thazin Hall in Sittway, Rakhine State, yesterday.
Firstly, Dr Ba Shwe read the message from the SAC Chairman Prime Minister.
Following this, distinguished officials honoured the victors of under-25 and over-25 chess matches commemorating the 77th Anniversary of Union Day and winners of essay competitions spanning primary, middle, and high school levels, along with those at higher education institutions.
The SAC member and his team also observed the monastery damaged by Cyclone Mocha. Later, they visited the Lawkananda Pagoda to pay homage and offer flowers and water.
Subsequently, he greeted the staff of the Department of Ethnical Literature and Culture and expressed his commitment to finding a solution for armed conflicts. In the afternoon, he met with displaced staff members at the Rakhine State government’s guesthouse meeting room. He reassured them to help relieve their challenges, including surging commodity prices.
The delegation also toured the Cyclone Mocha-affected Sittway University, assessing the maintenance progress of its main hall and convocation building. During the visit, he engaged with faculty members, providing updates on the status of ongoing armed conflicts and the efforts underway to maintain order.
The faculty members, in turn, provided Dr Ba Shwe with updates on the status of day and distance education students. — MNA/NT

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