To celebrate the 78th anniversary of Yangon Universityâs Myanmar Department, a statue of U Pe Maung Tin, the first Burmese Rector and founder of the department, was erected in front of the departmentâs Toungoo Dormitory yesterday morning.
Former President U Htin Kyaw first delivered the opening address and Union Minister Dr Myo Thein Gyi then spoke some remarks. Next, U Pe Maung Tinâs daughter Daw Tin Tin Myaing and Maung Khin Min (Danubyu) gave separate speeches.
Afterwards, the four of them cut ceremonial ribbons to unveil U Pe Maung Tinâs statue and observed the Myanmar literature museum within the department.
In honor of the Myanmar Departmentâs 78th anniversary, Maung Khin Min (Danubyu), Maung Thar Cho, Shwe Dar Maung Lay Yee, Thu Lin Wai, and Moe Sint Thu (Myanmar Literature) gave commemorative speeches and poems. â MNA