Sayagyi Dr. Myo Myint’s statue unveiled

He was a key figure in developing English-language studies in Myanmar

Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein and Pyithu Hluttaw MP Daw Su Su Lwin unveiling the statue of Sayagyi Dr. Myo Myint (left). Photo: Mna
Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein and Pyithu Hluttaw MP Daw Su Su Lwin unveiling the statue of Sayagyi Dr. Myo Myint (left). Photo: MNA

The statue of Sayagyi Dr. Myo Myint was unveiled at a ceremony held at the University of Yangon’s Panglong
Hall in Yangon yesterday morning.
First, former Head Professor of the English Department at the University of Education, Yangon, Sayagyi U Thiha (retd), former Head Professor of the English Department at the University of Yangon Daw Khin Lay Myint (retd), and Dr. Lwin Lwin Soe, a member of the National Curriculum Committee, cut the ribbon to open the ceremony.
Next, Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, and Thongwa Township Pyithu Hluttaw MP Daw Su Su Lwin unveiled the statue of Sayagyi Dr. Myo Myint with an electronic switch.
Union Minister Dr. Myo Thein Gyi then delivered the keynote speech. He said Sayagyi Dr. Myo Myint’s statue was erected to commemorate him as a role model for others to be as disciplined, outstanding and accountable as he was.
He said Sayagyi’s statue was erected in Panglong Hall because he was a key figure in developing English-language studies in Myanmar and Panglong Hall is where students pursue English education and is a training centre for teachers and administrators.
Sayagyi Dr. Myo Myint not only helped the development of English in Myanmar, he also accomplished his responsibilities in every role he took on at the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, becoming a person the country
could depend on, said the union minister.
The union minister said Sayagyi was an exemplary student for students, an exemplary teacher for teachers, an exemplary professor for professors, an exemplary head professor for head professors, and a priceless, exemplary leader for the Ministry of Education.
The union minister said he felt delighted that Sayagyi’s statue could be erected and unveiled with an elaborate ceremony in respect and admiration for his honesty, hardworking attitude, steadfast demeanor, good instructions and accomplishments.
He said Sayagyi was not only a teacher but also a writer, a poet and a philosopher, so his statue would stand as a lasting example.
The union minister expressed his gratitude, on behalf of the Ministry of Education, to everyone who helped in sculpting Sayagyi’s statue and erecting it in Panglong Hall, the Statue Accomplishment Committee, the organisers of the statue unveiling ceremony, Sayagyi’s colleagues, pupils, teachers and students who provided financial support and manpower, and Tampawadi U Aung Kyaw Tun, who sculpted the statue.
The union minister said Sayagyi’s influence, spirit and the rules, regulations, path and procedures he set would lead to the emergence of a new generation that would lead national development operations.
Next, Sayagyi U Thiha (retd) and Pyithu Hluttaw MP Daw Su Su Lwin delivered commemorative speeches for Sayagyi Dr. Myo Myint.
Next, Dr. Lwin Lwin Soe read Sayagyi Dr. Myo Myint’s autobiography and a documentary was shown to the audience.
Dr. Zaw Tun, Head of the English Department of the Mandalay University of Foreign Languages, read a poem written in honour of Sayagyi Dr. Myo Myint.
Sayagyi Dr. Myo Myint served as the deputy minister for foreign affairs, the deputy minister for education, the rector of Yangon University of Foreign Languages and Chairman of the National Education Policy Commission.—Myanmar News Agency

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