Yangon puts on grand spectacle for Independence Day

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People visit the Independence Monument in the Maha Bandoola Park in Yangon. Photo: Ye Htut
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Children take part in the sports activitiy marking the 69th Anniversary Independence Day in Yangon.
Photo: Ye Htut

A grand ceremony was held at the Maha Bandoola Park in Yangon in commemoration of the 69th Independence Day yesterday.
The ceremony featured the raising and saluting of the national flag.
The flag was hoisted at 4.20 am, the hour when Myanmar gained her independence from the British Empire.
A ceremony to salute the national flag was held at 4.25 am and Chief Minister of Yangon Region U Phyo Min Thein took the salute from the Guard of Honour and saluted the flag together with the people.
Those present at ceremony also paid tribute to fallen leaders and soldiers and too the four-point oath.
Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein also read a message sent from President U Htin Kyaw on the occasion of the 69th Independence Day.
More than 3,500 people attended the ceremony.
Also present at the ceremony were Speaker of Yangon Region Hluttaw U Tin Maung Tun, Commander of the Yangon Region Command Brig-Gen Myo Zaw Thein, Yangon Region Chief Justice U Win Swe, MPs of Yangon Region Parliament, senior military officers and representatives from political parties.—Ko Ko Zaw

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