Yangon Region commemorates 45th Rakhine State Day with festive event

Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein (6th from left of the back row) poses for a group photo together with attendees of the Rakhine State Day event at the National Races Village in Thakayta, Yangon on Sunday.  Photo: MNA
Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein (6th from left of the back row) poses for a group photo together with attendees of the Rakhine State Day event at the National Races Village in Thakayta, Yangon on Sunday.  Photo: MNA

The Yangon Region government led the commemoration of the 45th anniversary of Rakhine State Day at the National Races Village in Thakayta Township, Yangon Region, at 11 am on Sunday.
Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, Rakhine Ethnic Affairs Minister U Zaw Aye Maung, Chairman of Organizing Committee U Soe Win and other officials cut ceremonial ribbons and opened the ceremony.
Firstly, the Union Flag and Rakhine State Flag were saluted in succession and the Chief Minister then read a commemorative message from President U Win Myint on the occasion.
The Chief Minister and the Rakhine Ethnic Affairs Minister then conferred the Rakhine Dagun Award and cash rewards on 5 Sayadaws and 13 common people.
The Regional government that handed over K3 million to Aryana Literary Group to install copies of the Ananda Chandra Stone Inscriptions in the National Museum, and Rakhine Ethnic Affairs Minister U Zaw Aye Maung spoke words of thanks in return.
Traditional Rakhine accessories were on display at the event, which also organized traditional Rakhine Kyin wrestling, pillow fighting and women’s tug-of-war. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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