Nay Pyi Taw April 18
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla visited officers, other ranks, families and cadets happily partaking in the water festival at the family pavilions of the training schools, battalions and units of PyinOoLwin Station on 16 April the Atet Day (final day) of the Myanmar Traditional Maha Thingyan of 1379 ME.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla delivered the following New Year messages at the pavilion of the Defence Services Technological Academy:
“I wish all the citizens of Myanmar living in the country or abroad health and happiness in the coming new year. People passed 1379 Myanmar Year alongside certain changes. New Year is the time when people reinvigorate their physical and intellectual strength after facing wearying moments during the year. So they perform meritorious deeds. I pray for them to bring greater progress in 1380 ME.” (Senior General Min Aung Hlaing)
“Thingyan is a traditional festival celebrated by Myanmars for generations. Besides, Thingyan marks the end of an old year and the start of a new year. So I pray health and happiness for all the people of Myanmar and safe and pleasant life for all the Tatmadaw members.” (Daw Kyu Kyu Hla)