NAY PYI TAW January 3
A ceremony to award medals and certificates of honor for military gallantry was held at Zeyathiri Beikman here this morning. Chairman of State Administration Council Commander- in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Thadoe Maha Thray Sithu Thadoe Thiri Thudhamma Min Aung Hlaing attended the ceremony and presented honorary medals and certificates.
Also present were Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, wife of the Senior General, SAC Vice Chairman Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Thiri Pyanchi Maha Thray Sithu Soe Win and wife Daw Than Than Nwe, Chief of General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Thiri Pyanchi Sithu Maung Maung Aye and wife, Commander-in- Chief (Navy) Admiral Zeya Kyawhtin Sithu Moe Aung and wife, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Zeya Kyawhtin Sithu Tun Aung and wife, senior military officers from the Office of Commander-in-Chief and their wives, Union level officials and their wives, officer and other rank medal and certificate recipients and their heirs.
In his address, the Senior General said gallant patriotic heroes emerged all along the course of Myanmar history. Emergence of a large number of heroes who loved the race indicates the loyalty of citizens towards the country and race, and they were conferred on honorary titles they deserved.
The Tatmadaw is a Union armed forces established during the independence struggle. It is the Tatmadaw that had restored the independence and is protecting it. The early post-independence period witnessed the country’s sovereignty and existence in critical situation. The Tatmadaw exerted utmost efforts for the country and people to maintain independence and sovereignty of nation. It had sacrificed lots of lives to safeguard the country from losing independence once again and the Union from disintegration due to multi colour insurgency.
The Tatmadaw has been serving the national interest in accord with the 12 traditions while placing in the fore the Four Oaths from the time the country regained independence to the present day. In fact, the Tatmadaw always fulfilled the actual requirements in shouldering the national duty throughout the successive eras. On every Independence Day, the State and Tatmadaw honored the persons who sacrificed life and sweat in serving the historic duties with great courage, and it is the work of honoring the ones who deserve honor.
At this ceremony, gallantry record medals will be conferred on 32 recipients, gallantry certificates of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services on two recipients, and honorary certificates of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services on 39 recipients.
At the same time, respective commanders of military commands, on behalf of the Commander- in-Chief of Defence Services, will confer Yebala medal on 181 recipients, medal for excellence performance in management field on 110 recipients, medal for excellence performance in social field on 12 recipients, medal for excellence performance in industrial field on four recipients, medal for excellence performance in service field on 10 recipients, medal for excellence performance in science field on four recipients, medal for excellence performance in medical field on one recipient, medal for excellence performance in technological field on 74 recipients, gallantry certificates of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services on 136 recipients, and honorary certificates of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services on 404 recipients. Recipients should strive to hand down the invaluable essence of the military gallantry medals and certificates to new generation, to serve their assigned national defence and nation- building duties well, to become good soldiers with the awareness of the essence of independence and the conviction to always safeguard Our Three Main National Causes.
The Senior General then conferred gallantry record medals on 32 recipients, gallantry certificates of the Commander-in- Chief of Defence Services on two recipients, and honorary certificates of the Commander-in- Chief of Defence Services on 39 recipients.
The Senior General and party posed for documentary photos together with the officers, other ranks and heirs who secured military gallantry honorary medals and certificates. The Senior General and party hosted tea party in honour of the medal and certificate recipients. Myawady music band entertained them with songs.
After the ceremony, the Senior General and party cordially greeted the recipients. Up to January 2022, the number of military gallantry medals and certificates winners totaled six Aung San Thuriya title winners, 51 Thiha Thura title winners, 554 Thura title winners, six Thiha Bala medal winners, 1,860 gallantry record winners, 2,050 gallantry medal winners, 339 winners for gallantry certificate of the Supreme Commander, 3,125 winners of gallantry certificate of the Commanderin- Chief of Defence Services, nine winners of honorary certificate of the Supreme Commander and 2,351 winners winners of honorary certificate of the Commander- in-Chief of Defence Services.