RIT Gatherings

There have been many micro-gatherings, mini-gatherings, gatherings, mega-gatherings including seven World Wide SPZPs (SPZP-2000, SPZP-2002, SPZP-2004, SPZP-2007, SPZP-2010, SPZP-2012, SPZP-2016).

The following is a glimpse of some gatherings.

Welcoming Sayas

The San Francisco Bay Area Alumni had welcomed several sayas. They include

  • U Ba Toke (Myanmar)
  • U Num Kok (Oregon)
  • Dr. Aung Gyi (Napean, Canada)
  • U Aung Khin (Windsor, Canada)
  • U Khin Aung Kyi (then in Thailand)
  • U Soe Paing (Myanmar)
  • U Maung Maung Win (Australia)
  • Dr. Hla Myint (Mack, Australia)
  • U Hla Myint (Charlie, Australia)
  • U Kyaw Myint (then in Beijing)
  • Dr. San Hla Aung (after retiring from New Orleans)
  • U Win Kyaw and U Nyunt Htay (after attending 2015 LA Reunion)


In 2006, I attended the RIT Alumni Dinner in Sydney, Australia. I met Saya U Hla Myint (M65), Saya U Myo Win (Melvyn, M/Ag65, GBNF), Daw Phyu Phyu Latt (Christine, A70), U Aye Win Hlaing (Abel, La La, EE7x), U Myo Lwin (Stanley Saw, M71), U Htun Aung Kyaw (EC73), U Kyaw Thu (Dennis Mackey, C73), George Peters (C73), U Thet Htun (Henry, M75), U Wint Khin Zaw (A79), U Htay Aung (EC80), U Sein Win (C80), and several alumni.


Due to time, resource, and delivery constraints, I do not always get the official CDs. I sometimes get (a) preview versions (b) copy of the “master gold” (c) alternate to the official. It’s better to have something rather than nothing.


The Combined 1st BE Intake of 64 and 65 (aka the Class of 70 and 71) had hosted Reunion and Acariya Pu Zaw Pwes for almost two decades. The group usually published booklets at their main events.


Thanks in part to H.E. U Aye Myint, SPZP-2012 was a true Home Coming at the Gyogone Campus.

The Pu Zaw Pwe was held at YTU.

The Reunion Dinner was held at MICT Park.


In November 2014, three batches of students were admitted to RIT for attending the 1st BE, 2nd BE and 3rd BE classes.

RIT 69ers celebrated the pseudo Golden Jubilee (50th Anniversary of the Admission to RIT) in 2014. The Acariya Pu Zaw Pwe was held at the YTU Assembly Hall. The Reunion Dinner was held at Panda.

Categories: Event, Saya, SPZP

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