Thaton, 9 February
The 73rd anniversary of Mon National Day was celebrated on grand scale in Kyaikkaw Ward, Thuwunnawati Town in Mon State this morning.
First, the participants to the event saluted the National Flag and Mon National Flag. Next, Assistant Commissioner of Thaton District U Ye Tun Zaw read out the message sent by Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs Nai Thet Lwin to the ceremony. A concerned official also read out the message by the Mon National Day Organizing Committee (Central) and explained the emergence of Mon National Day in Myanmar and Mon languages.
Afterwards, the event organizing committee members donated offertories to Mon senior citizens above 80 years old and presented prizes to outstanding Mon students. Mon cultural troupes also entertained the audiences with traditional dance and songs.—Thet Oo (Thaton)
Translated by Kyaw Htike Soe