From 1964 to around 1974
Founder : U Win Thein (M67, GBNF)
Editors and Contributors :
- U Pe Oo (M67, Secretary)
- U Aung Myint (M67, GBNF)
- U Myint Pe (M72, Cartoon)
- Daw Tin Aye (C73)
- U Myint Thin
- Dr. Chan Nyein (M67)
- U Aye Lwin (M69, Secretary)
- U Zaw Min (Secretary)
- U Khin Maung Thann (M72, Secretary)
- U Myo Myint (Bagyee)
- Daw Than Yi (EP70, Maubin Ma Shwe Than, Contributor)
- Maung Sein Win (Padeegone)
- Non Jar Thaing
“Set Hmu Thadin Zin” was founded by U Win Thein (M67, GBNF) in the 1964-65 Academic Year.
The weekly newsletter was sold by volunteers [mostly along the corridors] for ten pyas.
The Thadin Zin not only covered the news, but was a fertile breeding ground for poets, essayists, authors and cartoonists
I wrote a few short notes for the Thadin Zin using my pen name “Tekkatho Ga [Nge] Ga [Gyi] Na [Nge] Na [Gyi]”.
I saw the dexterity with which U Win Thein cut the Stencil (also known Gestener and Wax paper) with his meticulous handwriting.
During my visit to Yangon in 2012, I received a CD of Mechanical Newsletters (for 1968-69 to 1973-74). They were compiled by an alumni couple U Kyaw Thein and Daw Than Than Mu.
Hope some sayas and alumni have hard or soft copies of the inaugural newsletter.