RIT Poet Laureate Ko Hla Min:
I must admit that I was suffering from a Monday morning “hangover”, having been intoxicated with emotional overdose over the reunion weekend.
Judging from the post-reunion emails I read, I am not alone. What a reunion!
By all measures, it was a success and did satisfy the alumni’s tremendous pent-up desire to reconnect with each other after many decades of separation. The dedication of the members of the organizing committee is second to none.
With the assistance of his lovely wife, Benny Tan devoted practically full-time to this project for several months. I had a first-hand experience to see how meticulous he was when he was designing the RIT T-shirt. It came out a winner!
The prolific writings of RIT’s Poet Laureate, Ko Hla Min, did glue everybody together. Maurice Chee is indeed an unsung hero and KMZ’s “workaholic personality” was put to good use. Ha! Ha!
I do appreciate the sensitivity the organizing committee displayed in making this event non-religious and non-political. Otherwise, it would have been very difficult for me to attend. The only regret is that I failed to locate the whereabouts of my buddy Ko Aung Min of Taunggyi (ME 70). I heard he went to Singapore, but so far my search has ended in “no find”.
Now that the grand reunion is over, everybody is slowly recovering from the “hangover”. The big question is who would go to Singapore in 2002, and how do we go about doing it?
With best regards,
Steeve Kay (Ko Thaung Sein)
Editor’s Note :
- Steeve never forgot his alma mater and his roots.
- He is a Multiple Golden Sponsor of the SPZPs in US, Singapore and Myanmar.
- He is a major sponsor of the Reunion and Acariya Pu Zaw Pwes of the Combined 1st BE Intake of 64 and 65.
- He is a major donor to the Health Care Funds. He and his spouse set up the “Steeve and Helen Kay Health Care Fund for RIT Sayas and Sayamas”, which has lately been handed over to Swel Daw Yeik Foundation.
- He chairs the Kay Family Foundation (KFF), which supports medical research, educational institutes and labs, young entrepreneurs, disaster relief and much more. KFF matched dollar for dollar up to US $30000 for the 2015 Alumni Reunion in Los Angeles.