Month: April 2021

Casualties

1938 Ko Aung Kyaw was struck by a baton on December 20, 1938 during the third RU student boycott. He is a early casualty in the struggle for Burma’s independence. He was named “Bo Aung Kyaw”. Sparks Street was renamed as Bo Aung Kyaw Street. December 20 is […]

March

Background March was the first month of the old Roman Calendar. March is the third month of the Gregorian Calendar. Named after Mars (God of War) March has 31 days. Vernal/Spring Equinox (for the Northern Hemisphere) falls between March 19 and 21 The “First Day of Spring” is […]

March 13

March 13, 1988 was a sad and dark day in Burma. It is a milestone in the struggle to restore democracy in our beloved land. The events on that day also contributed to the uprising on 8-8-88. The City of Berkeley in California, US declared March 13 as […]

NorCal RITAA

Before the pandemic, NorCal RITAA used to have quarterly Face-to-face meetings. The photos were taken at a meeting hosted by Saya U Myat Htoo (C68), Chair of BOD (Board of Directors). U Myat Htoo plays the piano and ukulele. He wrote a parody “Lost Neikban Bohn (RIT)”.

Statistics

Statistics was offered as an Option by the Economics Department, Rangoon University. Became a separate Department under the Faculty of Social Science. Later became a Department of the Institute of Economics. Saya Dr. Sundaram was the first Professor and Head of the Statistics Department. Saya Dr. Khin Maung […]

Saw Lin (C71, GBNF)

Served as Secretary of RIT Civil Engineering Association. Predecessor : Saya Dr. Myo Khin (C70) Was active in SPZP and MES. There was no formal Alumni Association or SDYF at the time. During my visit to Yangon, he provided transportation with his son-in-law to attend a dinner hosted […]