SG Min Aung Hlaing and wife visit Pyin Oo Lwin Tatmadaw Thingyan

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Senior General Min Aung Hlaing pours water on Defence Services Academy officers on the last day of the Thingyan Festival in Pyin Oo Lwin yesterday.  Photo: MNA

Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla visited the military base in Pyin Oo Lwin and participated in the celebrations for ME 1379 Myanmar Thingyan Festival of the families of military personnel yesterday.
The celebrations included events such as “yein” group dances and musical performances, some performed by cadets. The Senior General and his wife then sprayed scented water on the cadets and officers of the Defence Services Academy.
Later, the Senior General and his wife visited the pandals of Tatmadaw Administration School (Pyin Oo Lwin), Tatmadaw Technological University, and Pyin Oo Lwin Tatmadaw Hospital and sprinkled scented water and gifted cash prizes to the performers.
Meanwhile, families of military personnel from the Office of the Defence Chief (Army, Navy and Air ) celebrated the final day of the ME 1379 Myanmar New Year Thingyan festival at Zeyathiri Golf Course yesterday as the pandals closed down.
Vice-Senior General Soe Win and wife Daw Than Than Nwe arrived in place of Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, along with Union Minister for Defense Lt-Gen Sein Win and his wife, and other officials were present at the celebrations. There were many ‘yein’ dance performances by female military officials, female military personnel, family groups, male military officials and personnel, as well as musicians and artists. The Vice Senior General and wife then distributed cash prizes to the performers.
As the final performance of the closing ceremony, the performers and artistes sang the song “Mahn Taung Yeik Koe”, which was followed by the Vice Senior General and wife spraying scented water on all the attendees and performers, thereby officially completing the closing ceremony.
The Vice-Senior General and his wife also visited the pandal at Nay Pyi Taw Military Headquarters and the SKYNET pandal in Nay Pyi Taw celebrating Thingyan yesterday.

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