- During our RIT days, U Win Thein (M67) was a super energetic organizer and a prime mover.
- Co-founded “Set Hmu Thadizin Zin”.
Typing and drawing on “stencil paper” are not easy, but he spent time crafting the stencils into the revered weekly Thadinzin.
- Co-founded the Magazine for the RIT Mechanical Engineering Association.
- Suggested to name the main gate as “U Lu Paw Gate” (after the famous cartoon character from “Burma Star”).
- Organized ad hoc “mini-festivals” for the freshers and the junior students.
- Member of the Gold Flake.
Inherited the business acumen and organization skills from his parents and uncles.
- Worked for Sittaung Paper Mill and PCIC.
- After retiring from government service, he founded a successful business.
- Sad to note that he did not live long enough to see the world-wide SPZPs, Swel Daw Yeik Foundation, Alumni Association, “History of University Engineering Education in Burma/Myanmar”, and Shwe YaDu.
The following are some who remembered the contributions of U Win Thein very well.
- U Tin Maung Aye (M69), Member of RIT Ah Nu Pyinnya Troupe, Member of RIT Annual Magazine, and co-worker at PCIC.
U Tin Maung Aye has two photos of U Win Thein (one at RIT, one at PCIC)
- U Aung Min (M69), Chair of 69er Health Care Fund and Organizer for the Class of 69
- U Thein Swe (EP69), RIT 3rd BE Luyechun and Organizer of EE69er Gatherings
- U Maung Maung Kyi (Dip Ing), co-worker at Sittaung Paper Mill and PCIC
- Sayama Daw Tin Tin Myint (Emma, ChE70), co-founder of Dana Sri Lanka, Organizer of Singapore Pon Chan Chan Group
- U Wynn Htain Oo (M72), Super Fund raiser for RIT-related activities including SPZPs, YTU Library Modernization Project, Patron of RITAA