NLD HQ celebrates 72nd Anniversary Independence Day

Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein delivers the speech at the 72nd Anniversary Independence Day ceremony at National League for Democracy (Headquarters) in Yangon yesterday. Photo: MNA
Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein delivers the speech at the 72nd Anniversary Independence Day ceremony at National League for Democracy (Headquarters) in Yangon yesterday. Photo: MNA

72nd Anniversary Independence Day ceremony was held at National League for Democracy (Headquarters) in Bahan Township, Yangon at 10 am yesterday.
At the ceremony, the State Flag, Bogyoke Aung San and the martyrs were saluted and then an 8 seconds silence observed in memory of the monks, people and students who lost their lives in the democracy revolution.
Member of the Central Executive Committee and Yangon Region Chief Minister U Pyo Min Thein, acted as the chairman of the ceremony.
In his opening speech, Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein highlighted the two responsibilities: to guard the independence which was gained thanks to the efforts of Bogyoke Aung San and ethnic leaders, and to further develop the fruits of independence and ensure the prosperity and integrity of the people, so that they can stand tall among other countries.
Afterwards, Member of the CEC Dr Myo Nyunt read out the five-point declaration of the NLD CEC. Messages sent from the politicians and embassies were put on record.
The ceremony was attended by National League for Democracy patron U Tin Oo, chair menber U Ohn Kyaing, NLD central executive committee members, Yangon Region Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Lin Naing Myint, Hluttaw representatives, diplomats, members of the NLD, political parties and civil society organizations and invited guests.—Zaw Gyi (Traslated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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