Yangon University’s Myanmar Department reaches 78th year

Former President U Htin Kyaw, Union Minister Dr Myo Thein Gyi cut ribbon to open a statue of U Pe Maung Tin at Yangon University in Yangon yesterday. Photo:MNA
Former President U Htin Kyaw, Union Minister Dr Myo Thein Gyi cut ribbon to open a statue of U Pe Maung Tin at Yangon University in Yangon yesterday. Photo:MNA

To celebrate the 78th anniversary of Yangon University’s Myanmar Department, a statue of U Pe Maung Tin, the first Burmese Rector and founder of the department, was erected in front of the department’s Toungoo Dormitory yesterday morning.
Former President U Htin Kyaw first delivered the opening address and Union Minister Dr Myo Thein Gyi then spoke some remarks. Next, U Pe Maung Tin’s daughter Daw Tin Tin Myaing and Maung Khin Min (Danubyu) gave separate speeches.
Afterwards, the four of them cut ceremonial ribbons to unveil U Pe Maung Tin’s statue and observed the Myanmar literature museum within the department.
In honor of the Myanmar Department’s 78th anniversary, Maung Khin Min (Danubyu), Maung Thar Cho, Shwe Dar Maung Lay Yee, Thu Lin Wai, and Moe Sint Thu (Myanmar Literature) gave commemorative speeches and poems. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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