The Lu Ye Chun (Outstanding Student) Program was established in 1964. Eligible students from 7th Standard to 10th Standard were chosen to attend the Ngapali Lu Ye Chun Camp.
The 1964 Lu Ye Chuns include Ko Win Aung, Ko Oke Soe Kha (son of Saya Dr. Maung Maung Kha) from Rangoon, Ma Pwint Than (Loikaw), Ko Aung Myint (Manadalay), and Ma Mie Mie Khine (Akyab).
The Lu Ye Chun Program was extended in 1965 for eligible students from Universities and Institutes. There were three Camps
- Inlay Camp for high school and university students
- Ngapali Camp for middle school students
- Rangoon “Combined” Camp
I was selected as RIT Lu Ye Chun for the Inlay Camp along with Ko Sein Shwe, Ko Zaw Min [Nawaday] and Ma Khin Than Myint Tin (Margaret).
Ko Kyaw Sein Koe (Victor Koe, GBNF), Ma Anita Aye Pe, Ko Khin Maung U and Ma Than Than Tin (Cherry Hlaing) were selected for IM(1).
Ko Tun Naung (BDS, Stereo Khit Pioneer), Ko Soe Aung (IM2, elder brother of Ko Soe Myint [UCC]), Ko Min Oo (Mathematics), Ko Ye Myint & Ma Khin Aye Than (Chemistry), Ko Myint Thein & Ko Soe Lwin (Physics), and Ko Tin Hlaing (Lay Dwin Thar Saw Chit, Burmese) were some who were selected for their disciplines.
Those from Matriculation include Ko Win Myint (later Bogyoke), Ko Aung Win (later RIT Saya), Uttam Singh (later NASA_, and Ma Pwint Than (later EPC). They joined RIT.
Others include :
Ko Aung Shwe (brother of Tekkatho Phone Naing), Ko Than Sit (Liver Foundation, GBNF), Ko Aung Kyaw Nyunt, Ko Aung Myint, Ko Thein Lwin, and Nelson Kaw.
- Several students (e.g. Dr. Khin Maung U, Dr. Thynn Thynn Lynn, Daw Mie Mie Khine) were selected Lu Ye Chun multiple times.
- Some sayas from Universities and High Schools were chosen to manage the Lu Ye Chuns.
- Dr. Min Oo (SPHS63, Mathematics) was selected Lu Ye Chun and later as a Staff Saya.
- Saya U Thein Han (Zawgyi), Saya Dr. Nyi Nyi and U Thu Ta (Meteorology) were Guest Speakers at the Inlay Lu Ye Chun Camp.
- In the mid 80s, Saya U Kyaw Myint and I were Guest Speakers at the Nagapali Lu Ye Chun Camp.
- The Lu Ye Chun project ended in 1988.
- A few years back, an Association was formed for Lu Ye Chuns from 1964 to 1988.