THE Central Committee set up for planning the 98th National Day, to be observed this year, conducted a meeting at the Ministry of Education in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. At the meeting, Central Committee Chairman and Union Minister for Education, Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, said six sub-committees have been formed to ensure the National Day is held successfully.
The theme of the 98th National Day is ‘all-round development of ethnic nationals, and cooperation for Union peace’, the minister said adding, the theme has been approved at a Hluttaw meeting. Celebrations will be held in schools and townships, he said. The minister also urged that the National Day Message this year must incorporate the perpetuation and strengthening of nationalism, work for Union peace, all-round development of all ethnic nationalities, and emergence of a democratic federal union.
Next, the joint-secretary of the Central Committee, U Ko Lay Win, who is also director- general of the Basic Education Department, presented the report for the 97th National Day, which was held in 2017. This was followed by a report from the Central Committee secretary and director-general of the Educational Research, Planning, and Training Department, Dr. Win Tun, on arrangements approved by the Office of the Union Government for the celebrations this year. Later, Daw Mu Mu Aung, the deputy director-general of the Educational Research, Planning, and Training Department, presented a draft of the message to be delivered at the 98th National Day celebrations. Participants at the meeting made amendments to the draft message, and discussed their respective subcommittee’s tasks for the celebrations.
The Central Committee chair guided the discussions and then concluded the meeting with a closing speech.
The meeting was attended by the Central Committee vicechair and Deputy Minister for Education, U Win Maw Tun, and committee members comprising officials from the ministries of Home Affairs, information, religious affairs and culture, health and sports, and education, and representatives from the Nay Pyi Taw Council. —MNA