YANGON held the 72nd Anniversary Independence Day in front of the Independence Pillar at the Maha Bandoola Park.
At the ceremony, the national flag was raised and saluted.
The flag hoisting platoon raised the flag at 4:20 am, the hour when Myanmar freed it-self from the colonial rule.
At 4:25 am, Chief Minister of Yangon Region U Phyo Min Thein arrived at the venue and took the salute of the Guard of Honour.
Later, the Chief Minister saluted the State flag together with the Guard of Honour and the people in attendance.
The Guard of Honour also saluted the nation’s martyrs and soldiers, who gave their lives for the union and took the four-point oath.
Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein also read the message sent from President U Win Myint on the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day.
Also present at the ceremony were Speaker of Yangon Region Hluttaw U Tin Maung Tun, Commander of Yangon Command Maj-Gen Thet Pon, Yangon Region Chief Justice U Hla Aye, Deputy Speaker of Region Hluttaw U Lin Naing Myint, region cabinet members, the region advocate general, region auditor general, senior military officers, MPs of region Hluttaw, relatives of martyrs, members of political parties, departmental personnel, ethnic races and local people of townships and districts.
Ko Ko Zaw
PHOTO: ZAW MIN LATT
(Translated by TMT)
Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar