Count down to RU Centennial (1)

Yar Pyay Ah Kyo (Pre-centennial)

The celebrations took place in December 2019.

  • The song “Mya Kyun Nyo Nyo” composed by Maung Ngwe Hlinne (Saya U Thet Lwin) was sung at the opening ceremony.
  • Saya taught Burmese at the Institute of Economics and served on the RU Golden Jubilee Celebrations Committee in 1970.
  • Saya served as Registrar at RIT.
  • Saya retired from DHE (Department of Higher Education) as Director.
  • Various versions of the song can be found on the Internet.
  • One version is by the RIT Alumni in Singapore with U Yu Swan playing the Don Min.

There were

  • fund raisers / concerts
  • exhibitions at Recreation Center …
  • book stalls around RC and RU Library

Subsequent events

  • Unveiling of Sayagyi U Pe Maung Tin’s bust
  • Publication of books, kabyars …
  • Commemorative articles in the Group, Newspapers and Journals
  • Broadcasts of songs and dances related to Tekkatho
  • Interview of Sayagyis and Sayamagyis
  • Call for papers, posters, cartoons …

Saya U Thet Lwin

  • Saya was honored by the Military for his composition of the Classic Tekkatho Song.
  • An Honorarium of K30 Lakhs was given to Saya as part of the respect paying ceremony.
  • Saya played the piano and sang “Mya Kyun Nyo” (which was a DAT PYA / BBS Record).
  • For the DAT PYA, Saya received a remuneration of 100 Kyats from BBS>
    He used it all to treat the members of the troupe that made the recording.

Centennial Celebrations

  • RU Centennial falls on December 1, 2020
  • Sayagyi U Ba Toke turns 100 on December 26, 2020
  • Due to pandemic, some of the Celebrations are expected to be Virtual.
  • I plan to complete 100+ educational videos as my pay back to my mentors — Thin Sayas, Myin Sayas and Kyar Sayas.

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