Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi attended the 2020 International Commemoration Day in the memory of victims of the Holocaust at Arts Hall of University of Yangon yesterday morning.
The Union Minister made a speech at the event, saying the term ‘Holocaust’ means brutal killing and discrimination in societies which should be prevented not to happen again.
He added the UN Resolution 60/7 adopted on 1 November 2005 urged member States to develop educational programmes that will inculcate future generations with the lessons of the Holocaust in order to help to prevent future acts of genocide.
The Union Minister also recounted the killing of Jews between 1943 and 1945 in the history of Second World War.
As a member country of the United Nations, Myanmar organizes annual commemorative event of Holocaust at the University of Yangon with the supports of the UN and embassies of Germany, France and Israel to share knowledge on this catastrophe, and educate for peaceful existing among diverse cultures, races and faiths.
Dr Stephan Paul Jost, the WHO Representative to Myanmar, read out the message sent by the UN Secretary General, followed by the remarks of Israeli, German and Czech ambassadors and two Myanmar men played the song titled ‘When the Heart Cries’.
The ceremony was concluded with lighting candles, screening documentary video and commemorative songs.—MNA
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