The All Myanmar Tamil Hindu Foundation (Central), AMTHF, celebrated the 2018 Deepavali festival in Yangon yesterday evening.
Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, Social Affairs Minister U Naing Ngan Lin, AMTHF’s Honorary Patron U Aung Hsan, Chairman U Thein Lwin, and general secretary U Chit Win opened the festival with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Then the Union Minister, the Region Chief Minister, the Social Affairs Minister and AMTHF officials lit oil lamps.
This was followed by a welcoming speech by the AMTHF Chairman.
Afterwards, AMTHF officials honoured the three ministers. The Union Minister also delivered a speech at the event.
The Union Minister, the Yangon Region Chief Minister and officials also presented awards to students who passed the 2017-2018 matriculation exam with distinctions.
Thereafter, officials from the AMTHF explained about the foundation’s work and deputy chairman U Henry Khin Maung expressed his thanks.
Hindu traditional dances and Indian songs and dances were also performed at the festival.
Kyaw Zin Tun)