Nay Pyi Taw October 26
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attended the Choice of Arms ceremony of the fifth Intake of Graduate Female Cadets of the Defence Services (Army) Officers Training School (Hmawby) held at OTS this morning.
Also present at the ceremony together with the Senior General were Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Maung Maung Kyaw, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, Commander of Yangon Command Maj-Gen Thet Pon and Acting Commandant of OTS Col Kyaw Zan. At the ceremony, female cadets were selected for various military corps.
At noon, the Senior General and party had lunch together with the cadets at the mess of OTS. The Senior General and party then continued the selection of the Choice of Arms. Afterwards, the Senior General met the officer instructors of OTS and female cadets at Myawady Hall of the OTS.
In his address, the Senior General said over 50 percent of the nation’s population is female. Currently, the role of women is broadening and there are women leaders, top level officials and brilliant scientists. In Myanmar also, many women are taking the important positions. We have paid attention to calls for promoting women role at UN and international meetings. When independence was regained, the Tatmadaw appointed servicewomen in arms corps. But due to various reasons, they were assigned duties only in medical corps. Now, we are training women officers and other ranks. This means we are turning out military leaders. In giving training, military training works are being carried out in a systematic management manner. During the course, they as officers need to learn what they need to know and be proficient in military skills, leaderships and subjects.
In realizing their ambitions, they must work hard and maintain morality. Position will be different based on hard work, discipline following, good heath and duties. As they are young, educated leaders, they need to cultivate leadership spirit. To become correct leaders, they also need to follow command and order. Moreover, it needs to always read books and publications for widening their scope of knowledge. Every Tatmadaw leader must have attitude to develop the country. The Senior General urged them to culture leadership spirit with self-control and endeavours for improvement of their lives to become good leaders of the Tatmadaw.
In the evening, the Senior General and party arrived at War Veterans Housing (Yangon). At the briefing hall, the commander reported on construction of the war veterans housing and settlement for them. The Senior General inspected progress in construction of the housing where the commander and officials conducted the Senior General round the construction site.
On arrival at No 1 agriculture and livestock breeding farm in Mingaladon Station of Yangon Command, the Senior General and party inspected cultivation of seasonal crops in the green houses, cultivation of crops through hydroponic system, and raising of Novogen brown layers in the cooling pad. The commander and officials explained progress of tasks.
In response to the reports, the Senior General instructed officials to breed layers and broilers in batches for continuous production in order to sell eggs and chicken to servicemen and families as well as State service personnel at fair prices.