RU Centennial Group

The group was founded by Dr. Nyi Thet Lwin.

Ko Aung Mon (Admin) has re-posted Yar Pyay articles from Kyemon.

Ko Thein (Tokyo) is the pen name of Ko Thein Ngwe, who recently joined the group as Moderator.

Sayas and Sayamas who are 100 years (or so)

  • Sayagyi U Ba Toke is a Phwa Bet Taw of Rangoon University and the First RU Students’ Strike.
    He passed away on December 2, 2020.
    It was a day after the RU Centennial, but a few days before his 100th Birthday (December 26).
  • Sayama Daw Hla May (Anne, English) passed away earlier.
    She was 100 (or so).

Golden Jubilee

Saya Dr. Soe Win (retired Rector of YUFL) and Sayama Daw May Saw Lwin (retired Professor of Chemistry) celebrated their Golden Anniversary on November 7, 2020.


Nice to read the memories of

  • Dr. Daw Khin Kyi (OG, daughter of former RU Vice Chancellor Justice U Bo Gyi, sister of former BIT Registrar U Sein Hla …),
  • Dr. Maung Maung Nyo (National Literary Award winner, Life time achievement Award …),
  • Dr. Khin Maung Nyo (Chemistry, Author, …)

and the writings (articles, kabyars …) by numerous “Not so young, not so old” readers

Early contributors include

  • Po Shwe Kyu
  • Thit Yaing
  • U Khin Zaw
  • U Tin Aye
  • Dr. Myo Thant
  • Dr. Nwe Oo
  • Min Oo
  • Yadanar Thu
  • Win Myint (Myeik)
  • Hazel Kyaw Zaw
  • Padamyar Winhtein

Gone But Not Forgotten (GBNF)

Several sayas and alumni passed away recently.

They include

  • U Khin Aung Kyi (former Rector of RIT)
  • Dr. Kyaw Thein (former Rector of ICST)
  • U Ngwe Tun (former Lecturer of Civil Engineering)
  • U Han Sein (C69, Prisoner of Conscience)
    He was sentenced to 20 years and served 17 years

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