The opening ceremony of the 75th Anniversary (Diamond Jubilee) Kachin State Day which falls on 10 January 2023 was held with the traditional Manaw dance revealing the unity of the indigenous peoples, on the lawn in front of the Kachin Government Office at 8 am yesterday.
State Administration Council members Jeng Phang Naw Taung, U Moung Har, U Sai Lon Seng and U Shwe Kyein, Union Ministers Lt-Gen Tun Tun Naung, U Maung Maung Ohn, U Hla Moe, U Thaung Han, U Aung Naing Oo, Dr Nyunt Pe, U Min Thein Zan, U Myo Thant and U Saw Tun Aung Myint, Deputy Ministers Maj-Gen Phyo Thant and U Zaw Aye Maung were present at the ceremony. Kachin State Chief Minister U Khet Htein Nan and members, Advocate-General of Kachin State and ethnic traditional cultural troupes welcomed them with a traditional dance.
The ceremonies were opened by Union ministers and deputy ministers by cutting the ribbon.
Next, SAC members and officials, six Kachin tribes in Kachin State, five Shan clans and Bamar ethnic cultural troupes, trainees from the education degree college and the nursing school, and students from the Border Youth Development School happily enjoyed the traditional Manaw dance with the lead of Nau Shawng (leaders of Manaw dance).
Then, SAC members and officials viewed round the exhibition booths of respective departments.
Later, SAC members and the party cut the ribbon to open the Myanmar Traditional Boxing Challenges, co-hosted by the Sports and Physical Education Department and the Myanmar Traditional Boxing Federation (Upper Myanmar) to mark the Diamond Jubilee Kachin State Day, and then they watched the boxing matches.—Kachin State IPRD/CT