Yangon remembers 5th anniversary since passing of Hanthawaddy U Win Tin

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A ceremony in remembrance of renowned journalist Hanthawaddy U Win Tin is being celebrated at the Royal Garden Restaurant in Bahan Township yesterday PHOTO : ZAW GYI

A ceremony in remembrance of renowned journalist Hanthawaddy U Win Tin, who passed away on 21 April five years ago, was held at the Royal GardenRestaurant in Bahan Township, Yangon, yesterday.
In addition to being a member of the panel of chairmen in the National League for Democracy and a writer, U Win Tin was hailed as a leading politician. Attendees at the ceremony first saluted Bogyoke Aung San and the martyrs and then observed eight seconds of silence for the late journalist and the monks, students and civilians who lost their lives in the 8888 Uprising and other democratic movements.
An official from The Hanthawaddy U Win Tin Foundation then read a short biography of U Win Tin and a message.
Next, NLD Central Executive Committee member Dr. Myo Nyunt, Patron of The Hanthawaddy U Win Tin Foundation U Maung Maung Khin and several attendees first delivered speeches honouring the late journalist, after which they recited poems.
This was followed by officials reading messages from other political parties and organizations sent to the ceremony.
The ceremony was organized by the late journalist’s foundation and attended by Hluttaw representatives, members of civil society organisations, people from the literature circle, NLD members, political colleagues of U Win Tin, invited guests, and admirers of U Win Tin. Attendees of the ceremony visited U Win Tin’s tomb at Yay Way cemetery in the afternoon.
In the morning, charity food was given out at Mahasi Sasana Yeiktha 16 in Thathana Yeiktha Street, Bahan Township.
The late journalist’s family and disciples also opened U Win Tin House in conjunction with his 5th remembrance ceremony at No. 448, Hai Sin Du Wah Street, No. 11, Dagon Myothit (East) Township yesterday. — Zaw Gyi
(Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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