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69ers in 2009

Posted in late 2009

For archive (Updated on February 25, 2019)

  • I received the official DVD of the 40th Anniversary gathering and mini-SPZP of the class of ’69.
  • It took about two hours to view the DVD.
  • Maung Kabar Myint Thein — a core organizer who offered the use of his office for the preparation meetings — looked as young as ever.
  • After four decades, it is difficult if not impossible to recognize some faces and remember their real and nick names.
  • Except for thin, grey or dyed hair, some did not seem to have changed much over the years.
  • Ko Aung Min, Master of Ceremonies, appeared to have gained some weight.

Ko Thein Swe has described the event in one his e-mails.

Sayas who attended the event

  • U Ba Than (M)
  • U Khin Aung Kyi (ChE, former Rector)
  • U Thit (Met, Melbourne, Australia)
  • U Myo Myint Sein (Arch, California, US),
  • U Thein Lwin (EE, Singapore, elder brother of Daniel Tint Lwin)
  • U Soe Paing (my mentor at RIT and UCC)
  • U Moe Aung (EE, Tekkatho Moe War, Chief Editor of “Swe Daw Yeik Sar Saung”, “Hylat Sit Sar Saung)
  • U Ba Myint (EE, former Pro-Rector)
  • U Khine Oo (EE)
  • U S. Kyaw Aye (M, elder brother of Abdul Raof)
  • U Han Tun (M)
  • Dr. Thaung Myint (Maths)
  • Dr. Kyaw Win (Pet)
  • Daw Tin Myint (ChE)

Some sayas (e.g. Saya U Shwe Hlaing) could not make it to the event.

Saya U Khin Aung Kyi, Saya U Thein Lwin and Saya U Moe Aung gave short speeches on behalf of the sayas and sayamas.

In the DVD, the commentator mentioned the name and department of the saya/sayama.

We wish he had thrown in more names of the attendees [not just the presenters and the performers] so that we can match the names and faces of our long lost classmates.

Few words by the 69ers

  • Ko Khin Maung Tin (M69)
  • Ko Nyi Hla Nge (C69)
  • Maung Kabar Ko Myint Thein (M69)
  • Ko Daniel Tint Lwin (M69)
  • Ko Robert Win Boh (EC69)
  • Ko Aung Kyaw Pe (EP69)
  • Pathein Ko Aung Myint (M69)
  • Ma Khin Than Myint Tin (Magaret Aung Tin, M 69)

Entertainment

  • Saya U Khin Aung Kyi
  • Saya U Moe Aung
  • Albert Kyaw Min (several Burmese and English songs)
  • Ko Khin Maung Nyunt
  • Ko Hla Shwe
  • Maung Kabar Myint Thein
  • Daniel Tint Lwin
  • Robert Win Boh
  • Naw Mu Mu Aye and company
  • Myo Nyunt
  • David Myint Thein
  • Aung Min
  • Sargalay Khin Maung Win
  • Aye Lwin
  • and several organizers took part in the musical/dance entertainment.

General

  • The commentator noted that unlike other batches who studied 4 years or 6 years, most intake of 2nd BE in ’64 spent 5 wonderful years at RIT.
  • Uzin Myo Tun (Bobby) was in good company with Saw Tobius Kittum Ku (Toby) and Ko Khin Maung Hla.
  • Optimists say they will take part in the Golden Jubilee in 2019.
  • Conservatives suggest meeting several times before then.
  • Realists note that the GBNF list has 39 [at that time constituting 11% of the class.]
  • Kudos to the organizers, sponsors, and well-wishers for keeping the RIT spirit alive and well.

Editor’s Note in 2019 :

  • I have posted Group photos (with captions) taken in 2009. Thanks to the organizers who provided the photos.
  • Several sayas (e.g. U Thit, U Thein Lwin and U Han Tun) are now GBNF.
  • Several 69ers (e.g. Kabar Myint Thein, Hla Shwe, Chit Tin, Aung Thu Yein) are now GBNF.
  • The GBNF list has more than doubled. It is close to 90.
  • There was a pseudo Golden Jubilee in 2014 to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of the Admission to RIT in November 1964.
  • The true Golden Jubilee for Graduation is scheduled for 2019.

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