Nay Pyi Taw March 27
Tatmadaw families (Army, Navy and Air) paid respects to retired military officers who attended the 73rd Anniversary of Armed Forces Day atZeyathiri Beikman in Nay Pyi Taw this afternoon.
Thirty-one retired military officers and 12 wives attended the respect-paying ceremony. Also present were Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief(Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win and wife Daw Than Than Nwe, Union ministers Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe,Lt-Gen Sein Win and Lt-Gen Ye Aung and senior military officers (Army, Navy and Air) and wives.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing praised the retired military officers as mentors and predecessors of the existing Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) families, who have built the Tatmadaw strong. The Tatmadaw today can stand tall for the country as Tatmadaw families have inherited good traditions from their predecessors, he said. Tatmadaw is a big family as it comprises officers, other ranks and their families. He thanked the retired military officers for living long, healthy lives and gracing the Armed Forces Day with their presence. He said Tatmadaw families are glad and proud that they have attended the ceremony, which facilitates the good tradition of Tatmadaw. The Senior General also promised to keep alive the good traditions.
The Senior General and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) and wife, Union ministers and wives, and attendees, on behalf of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) families, paid sincere respects according to Myanmar tradition.
On behalf of the retired military officers who received respects, Maj-Gen Thura Saw Phyu (Rtd) said he was glad that the gathering was organized yearly. Maj-Gen Maung Maung (Rtd) also said that he was glad that Tatmadaw is performing State’s duties well, and advised Tatmadaw families to practise religion for Samsara.
Lt-Gen Tun Kyi (Retd) said he was glad to attend the ceremony. The country faces a lot of internal and external dangers. To thwart such dangers, the Tatmadaw must always be strong as it is the only organization capable of preventing them. With this strength, the Tatmadaw will be able to prevent internal and external dangers effectively in times of emergency, he commented. He then expressed thanks to the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and families of the Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) for making complete arrangements at every ceremony. He wished all family members of the Tatmadaw good health and happiness.
The Senior General and senior military officers in attendance presented gifts to the retired senior military officers individually. After the ceremony, they took a documentary photo taken. The Senior General, senior military officers (Army, Navy and Air) and their wives paid respects to the retired senior military officers and their wives.
The Senior General and wife together with Vice-Senior Soe Win and wife visited the retired senior Tatmadaw members who attended the 73rd Anniversary Armed Forces Day at Bayintnaung parlour, paid respects to them and attended to the needs.
The Senior General paid respects and presented bird’s nest nutrients and cash awards to seven Independence Mawgun award winners (First Class), eight winners (Second Class) and five winners (Third Class) totalling 20, including 97-year-old U Nyunt Tin from BIA from North Oakkalapa Town-ship, Yangon Region, who received Independence Mawgun award (First Class). U Nyunt Tin has won heart and soul of the people for voluntarily carrying out traffic duties at Hledan junction in Kamayut Township and other places.