Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than attended the closing ceremony of ME (Myanmar Era) 1379 Myanmar traditional Thingyan central pandal near Thaungyin Hall, Ward (4), Myawady Town, at 6 p.m. yesterday.
The event was attended by the Hluttaw representatives, Myawady District chief administrator, Thingyan dance troupe members, the local populace and officials.
First, Myawady Township Maha Thingyan Organising Committee Chairman and District Chief Administrator U Htoo Lwin delivered the New Year greetings.
Next, the award ceremony for dance troupes was held, where officials presented prizes to dance troupes who won the consolation prizes.
Following this, officials awarded prizes to third-prize winner Shwe Thingyan May dance troupe and second-prize winner Nwe Oo Marlar dance troupe.
Finally, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than presented the first prize to the Nwe Oo Kabya dance troupe. The Nwe Oo Kabya dance troupe then entertained the crowd with Thingyan dances after which the district chief administrator announced the successful closure of the Myanmar traditional Thingyan central pandal.
In conclusion, the Thingyan dance troupes welcomed the New Year’s dancing on the song “Mann Taung Yeik Kho” (Beneath the shadow of Mann Mountain).