Rangoon authorities permit Chin National Day celebration
18 February 2016 — The authorities of Rangoon Region issued an official letter on Monday, allowing Chin committees to celebrate Chin National Day in Ahlone township this Saturday.
The letter signed on behalf of the Chief Minister by Ne Win Aung, Director of the Rangoon Region government, states that permission was granted in accordance with the meeting decision made on 11 February.
Thang Bu, Chairman of the Event Organizing Committee, told the Chinland Guardian: “We are happy about the permission and would like to thank all those involved, especially Dr Sui Khar, for their timely assistance.”
Members of the Chin committees responsible for organizing the event in Rangoon received the letter yesterday, according to Bu.
He said that the event would be held as planned and that they had invited Dr Salai Lian Hmung Sakhong to give a special speech on the history of Chin National Day and the need to continue the historic celebration.
The event marking the 68th anniversary will take place at Franc Hall in the Karen Church compound between 1pm and 5pm on 20 February, with various sessions including live entertainment.
The committees re-applied permission to the authorities after their initial proposal submitted in late January had been refused.
Meanwhile, Chin communities across the globe are in full preparation for celebrating the day in their residing places. It is claimed that President Thein Sein is visiting Hakha, Chin State to participate in the event.#