Myanmar marks the sad 65th anniversary of the assassination of General Aung San and his followers during the cabinet session at the Secretariat on July 19th, 1947, commemorated as Martyrs’ Day.
The anniversary was held at the Arzarnigone(Martyrs’ Mausoleum) situated on a hillock just to the north of the great Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.
The wreath laying ceremony was attended by Vice President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Dr. Sai Mauk Hkam and other senior officials of the government as well as the families of the martyrs, representatives of foreign embassies,registered political parties, civil societies and other ordinary people who had come to pay respect to the fallen leaders.
Daw Aung San Su Kyi, the daughter of General Aung San, lead the other families of the martyrs in laying floral wreaths at the respective tombs.
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Source : http://www.enchantingmyanmar.com