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Rangoon University (28)

Centennial Celebrations

  • Thakhin Kodaw Hmaing
    Founder of Peace Movement
    Principal of National College
U Thant
  • U Thant
    United Nations Secretary General
    Third UNSG
    First Asian UNSG
  • Bogyoke Aung San
    Architect of Burma’s Independence
  • U Thein Han (Zawgyi)
    Chief Librarian of Rangoon University Central Library
    Laureate Poet
    Co-founder, Khit San Sar Pay
  • U Wun (Minthuwun)
    Professor, Burmese Department, RU
    Head of RU Translation Department
    Lexicographer
    Visiting Professor at Osaka University
    Laureate Poet
    Co-founder, Khit San Sar Pay
  • Dr. Maung Maung Kha
    First native Professor of Physics
    Rector of Rangoon University (with longest tenure)
  • Ludu Daw Ah Mar (Amar)
    1936 RU Students’ Strike
    Author and Publisher
    Spouse : Ludu U Hla
  • U Khin Maung Latt
    Taught English at RU and at his private school
    Chief Editor of Working People’s Daily
    Spouse : Daw Khin Myo Chit
  • Daw Khin Myo Chit
    Participant in the struggle for Burma’s Independence
    Award winning Author and Translator
    Spouse : U Khin Maung Latt

Rangoon University

  • The University of Rangoon was established in December 1920.
  • Silver Jubilee (in 1945)
    Most of the schools were closed for three years. The University of Rangoon reopened in 1946.
    There were make-shift classes on Mogul (Shwe Bon Tha) Street during that period.
    Saya U Ba Toke was lucky to receive his Masters during the war (thanks to his supervisor).
  • Golden Jubilee (in 1970)
    I used to have a commemorative issue.
    I also had a small part as a volunteer of the “Zay Nay Yar Cha Htar Yay Ah Phwe”.
  • Diamond Jubilee (in 1995)
    Saya Dr. Soe Win has posted a picture.
  • Centennial (in 2020)
    “Yar Pyay Ah Kyo” celebrations kicked off in December, 2019

    EC Members of the “Tekkatho Kalaung Ah Thin (1958 – 1962)” published a Kabyar book and a commemorative issue.

Miscellaneous

  • Centennial for “Amyotha Aung Bwe” in 2020
    uses Myanmar date
  • Centennial for “Myanmar Yoke Shin” in 2020
  • Centennial for “Engineering Education” in 2023
  • Centennial for “Rangoon University Boat Club” in 2023
    I was a Contributing Editor for the 90th Anniversary
  • At the centennial celebrations of some universities, the alumni and staff were asked to nominate events and people to be honored as the 100 items associated with the school.
  • I am posting a preliminary list of 100 posts.

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