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To Mark Martyrs’ Day: Literary Talk Held In Yangon

18 July 2018

A literary talk to mark the 71st anniversary of Martyrs’ Day was held at Yangon University of Education on Wednesday to raise awareness about Martyrs’ Day among the young people.

Authoress Ma Sandar talked about the history of Martyrs’ Day and Author Chit Oo Nyo urged attendees to know more about the martyrs and to emulate the national spirit of the 9 fallen heroes from the bottom of heart. The event included display of photos of independence heroes.

Speaker, Chit Oo Nyo said “This talk is to raise awareness about the martyrs’ day among the young people. I hope the young people will learn good lessons from the fallen heroes and pay tribute to the 9 independence heroes from the bottom of their hearts.”

The speaker added that the talk is to help the young people know more about fallen heroes who fought for the country’s independence and to become a leader like Bogyoke Aung San.

Student, Sithu Aung said “I've read about the national heroes especially about our national leader General Aung San. I do respect them all. I’m gratified to know more about the architect of our country’s independence General Aung San and the other fallen heroes.”

Around 300 students from Yangon University of Education attended this talk. The Martyrs’ Day which falls on the 19th of July is to pay tribute to the heroes who sacrificed their lives for the Independence of the country. On the 71st Martyrs’ Day this year, Martyrs Mausoleum, Secretariat Office and Bogyoke Aung San Museum will be opened for the public.