Gathering

Anniversary

1970

Rangoon University Golden Jubilee

  • Rangoon University celebrated the Golden Jubilee in 1970.
  • RIT Ah Nu Pyinnya Shins debuted the “Swel Daw Yeik Troupe” with “Swel Daw Yeik Ah Nyeint” and “Htee Yein”.
  • The terms “Swel Daw”, “Swel Daw Bin” and “Swel Daw Yeik” became the official synonyms for RIT and its predecessors.
  • I had a minor role as Volunteer for the “Zay Nay Yar Cha Htar Yay Committee”.
  • Dr. Aung Gyi (then, Professor of Civil Engineering) was Chair and U Thet Lwin (then at Eco) was Secretary of one of the main Committees.
    They reunited later as Rector and Registrar of RIT.

1999

30th Anniversary of 69ers

  • The celebration took place in Yangon.
  • It indirectly led to the founding of the “RIT Alumni International Newsletter”, the ex-rit web site and SPZP-2000 in the USA.

2009

40th Anniversary of 69ers

Group photos from the event have been posted in the RIT 69ers, RIT Update pages, and hlamin.com

2014

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Golden Jubilee of the Education System introduced in November 1964.

Pseudo Golden Jubilee of 69ers

  • It was the Golden Jubilee for Admission to the first ever 2nd BE at RIT in November 1964.

December 14, 2019

True Golden Jubilee of 69ers

  • Close to ninety of our former classmates are GBNF.
  • Several seniors are 75+ years young but are physically and mentally strong as ever.

2020

U Ba Toke

  • Sayagyi U Ba Toke was a Phwa Bet Taw of “RU” and “First RU Student Strike” (honored as “Ah Myotha Aung Pwe Nay”) in December 1920.
  • Rangoon University was established on December 1, 1920 with Rangoon College and Judson College as the Constituent Colleges,
  • 13 Kyaung Tha Gyis led the first RU Students Strike on December 5, 1920.
    The Strike contributed to the reform of the RU Act of 1920.

RU Centennial

  • RU will celebrate its Centennial in 2020.
    There will be commemorative publications and exhibitions.

Publication by HMEE-2018 team

  • Saya U Aung Hla Tun headed the HMEE-2012 team which published the History book for SPZP-2012. Due to resource constraints, several topics and articles were deferred.
  • Saya is also head of the HMEE-2018 team, which is preparing the revision of HMEE-2012 book and the compilation of books (some of which are planned for publication in time of the RU Centennial).
  • MEC has pledged support for the HMEE-2018 project.

Miscellaneous

  • RU Silver Jubilee
  • RU Diamond Jubilee
  • Centennial Celebrations for Bogyoke Aung San, Zawgyi, Minthuwun, U Khin Maung Latt, Daw Khin Myo Chit …
  • Centennial for Burmese / Myanmar Movies
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