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1965 – 1969

Updated on March 15, 2019

Lu Ye Chun

Inlay Lu Ye Chun Camp

The Lu Ye Chun Program was extended to Universities and Institutes. Inlay Khaung Daing Camp was established. The Camp hosted the Lu Ye Chuns from the High Schools, Universities and Institutes.

  • I was chosen as Lu Ye Chun for 2nd BE in 1965.
  • Ko Thein Swe was chosen as Lu Ye Chun for 3rd BE in 1966.
  • Ko Tin Myint was chosen as Lu Ye Chun for 4th BE in 1967.

The RIT Lu Ye Chun list that appeared in HMEE-2012 is not complete. It did not contain Ko Sein Shwe, Ko Hla Min, Ma Khin Than Myint Tin and Ko Zaw Min (Lu Ye Chuns for 1965 Inlay Camp).

RIT (Classes)

EE69
  • Except for Architecture students, students from other majors took the same courses (albeit taught in different sections) for 2nd BE. There were 300+ students.
  • They had to select their major for 3rd BE. There were 80+ EE students.
  • Some left before graduation. Some decided to take sabbatical.
  • At the end, there were 40+ EE students left.
  • The EP students outnumbered the EC students 3 by 1.
  • We studied EC (Electrical Communications).
  • Eleven of us graduated in 1969.
  • Three (Kyaw Soe, Aung Thu Yein, Chit Tin) are now GBNF (Gone But Not Forgotten) at this time.

RIT (General)

  • With every turmoil (effecting “National Security”), the Classes were suspended.
  • U Win Thein (M67, GBNF) was a Prime Mover. He co-founded Set Hmu Thadinzin and Mechanical Magazine. He co-organized activities.
  • Several RIT students excelled at Sports. There were Burma Selected (e.g. Sai Kham Pan, Htay Aung) and All Universities Selected.

Activities

I served as

  • Treasurer and Vice Captain 0f Rangoon University Boat Club
  • Class Representative, Joint Secretary and Secretary of RIT Electrical Engineering Association
  • Committee Member for “Hlyat Sit Sar Saung”
  • Editor of the Bulletin published by RIT English Association
  • Member of UTC, Scrabble, and Chess teams
  • Free lance writer (articles, poems, translations)

Nationalization

  • The schools were nationalized.
  • St. Paul’s High School became No. (6) Botathaung State High School.
  • Some Brothers left Burma for Malaysia, UK and Germany.
  • A few indigenous Brothers (e.g. Brother Anthony) remained in Ady Road.
  • Brother Joseph was ordained as Father Joseph.

U Khin Maung Zaw (KMZ, EC76) wrote :

AFAIK, EC was the hardest and strictest discipline at the RIT in those days as we’ve been told. Some even asked us why we had to go there. Of course, I am not going to mention the easiest discipline there but we joked like, “they had 109 students and 110 passed the exam”. I do not mean any disrespect to Sayas and friends from other majors!! At times, it made us wonder why were we there for god’s sake.

CRAZY TIMES!!! Indeed.

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