Committee plans 70th martyrs' day

Kyi Naing
The first meeting for the 70th anniversary of Martyrs’ Day at the Office of State Counsellor in Nay Pyi Taw on June 16.


The Central Committee for Observing the 70th Anniversary of Martyrs’ Day held its first coordination meeting at the State Counsellor's Office in Nay Pyi Taw on June 16, with an address by military-appointed Vice-President Myint Swe.

Myint Swe said: “The martyrs’ day ceremony is held every year with the aim of remembering the martyrs who sacrificed their life for independence and to keep the patriotism of future generations flourishing.

He continued: "The central committee of observance of the martyrs’ day ceremony and work committees were formed by the President's Office. Sub-committees must be formed in order to assign duties. The martyrs’ day ceremony must be successfully held.

“Security measures must be systematically carried out. It matters that the entire people must know salient points of the martyrs together with the father of independence. We must carry out matters relating to articles on martyrs, interview programmes, speeches about Bogyoke Aung San, songs honouring martyrs’ day, records of struggling for independence and television broadcasts. In doing so, the future generations will know about the martyrs and protect independence at risk to their own life.”

Bogyoke Aung San Museum would be kept open and ministries must work together to ensure that the events were successful, the former Yangon chief minister said. 

Aung Ko, minister for culture and religious affairs, Maung Maung Soe, Yangon mayor, and Major General Aung Soe presented reports.