At the 73rd Martyrs’ Day ceremony held yesterday at the Martyrs’ Mausoleum in Yangon, President U Win Myint and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi laid the wreaths at the monument of Bogyoke Aung San.
President U Win Myint, Vice President U Myint Swe, Patron of the 73rd Anniversary Martyrs’ Day Holding Central Committee, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than, Union Chief Justice U Htun Htun Oo, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Tun Aung (a) U Tun Tun Hein, Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung and Union Ministers laid the wreaths at the tombs of Bogyoke Aung San and martyrs, paid tribute and observed a two-minute silence.
At the moment, the flag of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar was lowered to half-mast, the guard of honour presented arms and a military bugle sounded the Last Post.
Next, U Ye Aung Than, on behalf of U Aung San Oo, son of Bogyoke Aung San, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, daughter of Bogyoke Aung San, and families of the martyrs laid wreaths in front of the monuments.
Afterwards, U Phyo Min Thein, Yangon Region Chief Minister and Chairman of the working committee for Holding the 73rd Anniversary Martyrs Day, regional ministers, Speaker, Deputy Speaker and MPs of Yangon Region Hluttaw and representatives from political parties, paid tribute to Bogyoke Aung San and the martyrs.
The organizations and associations that laid wreaths and paid tributes include Myanmar War Veterans Organization, Myanmar Fire Services Department, Myanmar Red Cross Society, Myanmar Motion Picture Asiayone, Myanmar Music Asiayone, Myanmar Thabin Asiayone, Myanmar Artists and Sculptures Asiayone (Central), Myanmar Printers & Publishers Association, Myanmar Writers Asiayone, Myanmar Journalists Association, Myanmar Women’s Affairs Federation and Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association. Finally, the public paid their respect to the Martyrs.
Afterwards, heads and chargé d’affaires ai of embassies, representatives from the European Union and UN agencies laid the wreaths at the mausoleum.
The 73rd Anniversary Martyrs’ Day ceremony was held in accordance with the COVID-19 preventive guidelines and directives issued by the National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Containment and Treatment on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Ministry of Health and Sports.
Present at the ceremony were Patron of the 73rd Anniversary of Martyrs’ Day Convening Central Committee Vice President U Myint Swe, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than, Union Chief Justice U Htun Htun Oo, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Tun Aung (a) U Tun Tun Hein, Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung, Chairman of the 73rd Anniversary Martyrs’ Day Convening Central Committee Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko, Union Ministers, Central Convening Committee Vice Chairman Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, senior Tatmadaw officers from Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Yangon Command commander, Deputy Ministers, Hluttaw representatives, 73rd Anniversary Martyrs’ Day Central Committee and Work Committee members, departmental officials, families of the martyrs and invited guests.