In commemoration of the 71st Anniversary Independence Day, activities for sports, fun fairs and photography exhibitions were held on the sports ground in Pyu Township, Toungoo District, Bago Region yesterday morning.
Chairman of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission Thura U Shwe Mann, Bago Region Chief Minister U Win Thein, Director General of Sports and Physical Education Department U Myo Hlaing, other officials, 27th SEA Games gold medalist Ma Nwe Ni Aung and an International Mathematics Competition gold medalist Maung Thwe Thwe opened the ceremony by cutting ceremonial ribbons.
In his opening speech at the event, Thura U Shwe Mann expressed his congratulation on the achievement of upgrading the Town Hall, Sports fields, Stadiums, education and healthcare in Pyu Township. He said that sports are of crucial importance for everybody together with townships and citizens. Moreover sports can enhance the spirits of sportsmanship, discipline and unity.
People who reside in Pyu Township should strive for imposing good discipline and unity and success could be achieved through regular sleeping hours, practice and discipline. In doing so, we should try to promote the development of the country and peace process based on the spirit of sports.
Next Bago Region Chief Minister U Win Thein clarified on the process of upgrading the sports fields and expressed his thanks. Director General of Sports and Physical Education Department U Myo Hlaing donated sports equipment worth K 2 million and Pyu Township Administrator U Thein Zaw Oo accepted the donation.
Pyithu Hluttaw representative U Than Nyunt expressed words of thanks and students demonstrated their sports skills. Bago Region Chief Minister presented gifts to the students who participated in the event.
Following this, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission Thura U Shwe Mann, Bago Region Chief Minister U Win Thein, Director General of Sports and Physical Education Department U Myo Hlaing and officials looked around the training programmes and stadium.
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