P - T

RU : Centennial (5)


  • It is difficult if not impossible to read all the posts and the relevant comments.
    (a) One can save selected posts.
    (b) One can share selected posts.
    (c) One can go to the “Popular Topics” section organized by Dr. Nyi Thet Lwin (Admin of the Group) and select a Topic.


  • Due to the transition to Unicode-compliant fonts, one may not be able to read some postings (e.g. using the early Zawgyi fonts).
    For some reason, Zaw Decode (which can read Unicode almost perfectly and Zawgyi with 80 – 90% perfectlon) no longer worked on some systems (especially after an OS upgrade).
  • Dr. Nyi Thet Lwin (Admin) and his brother U Aung Mon (Moderator) have used Translation Software to convert posts (using Unicode compliant fonts) to Zawgyi and vice versa.


  • I have created 50+ albums using the photos from the posts (with credit given to the source where ever possible) and the photos from my archives.
    (a) Some photos (e.g. U Nu) may appear in multiple albums.
    (b) I have added Comments to selected albums.

I have written some Photo Essays.
Some members also created albums.

Jubilees and Celebrations

They include

  • Silver Jubilee (25 years)
  • Golden Jubilee (50 years)
  • Diamond Jubilee (75 years)
  • Centennial (100 years)
  • Sesquicentennial (150 years)
  • Bicentennial (200 years)
  • Tricentennial (300 years)

Rangoon University Act of 1920 was enacted on December 1, 1920.

The First RU Student Strike to protest the Act took place of December 5, 1920 (two days earlier than planned because the news leaked to the higher authorities).

There will be two Centennials related to RU in 2020.

The Burmese Movie Industry also has a Centennial in 2020. Kye Mon ran a series of articles (e.g. interview with U Tin Yu).

Saya U Ba Toke will turn 100 in December 2020.

Yar Pyay Ah Kyo

  • “Yar Pyay Ah Kyo” Celebrations are scheduled for December 2019, and will kick off the “year long” celebrations leading to the RU Centennial.
  • Former EC members of the RU Ka Laung Ah Thinn (1958 – 1962) including Daw Kyu Kyu Thin and Saya U Moe Aung (Tekaktho Moe War) will publish a “Collection of Kabyars” and a commemorative Magazine on or around February 2020.
  • There will probably be several other books, Sar Saungs and Magazines in time for the RU Centennial Celebrations.

    Yar Pyi Ah Kyo kicked off with an opening ceremony at the Convocation Hall.
    There have exhibitions at the Recreation Center and the RU Central Library.
    There were several Fund Raisers for Yar Pyi.
    Several individuals and groups have published books.
    The Main Committee is still collecting manuscripts

ADMIN and Rectors in the mid 1960s

  • Dr. Nyi Nyi (Secretary / Deputy Minister)
  • U San Tha Aung (Director General of Higher Education)
  • Dr. Maung Maung Kha (Rector, Rangoon Arts and Science University)
    Saya earlier served as Interim Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
  • U Hla Shwe (Rector, Mandalay Arts and Science University)
  • U Yone Mo (Rector, Rangoon Institute of Technology)
    Saya formerly served as Dean of Burma Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Ba Than (Rector, Institute of Medicine (1))
    Saya served as Medical Superintendent of RGH during the War
    Re: book by Dr. Myint Swe (Japan Khit Say Yone Gyi Wair)

  • Dr. U E (Rector, Institute of Medicine (2) in Mingaladon)
    Note : E is a variant spelling of Aye

  • Dr. Maung Maung Gyi (Rector, Institute of Medicine in Mandalay)
  • Dr. Aye Hlaing (Rector, Institute of Economics)
    Later served as Chairman of the Union Bank of Burma
  • Lt. Col. San Myint (Rector, Institute of Education)
  • Dental : Dr. Aung Than (Rector)
  • Vet : U Mya Nyunt (Rector)
  • Agri : U Than Tun (Rector)

There have been name changes (e.g. Some Institutes are now known as Universities.)

Principals in the Mid 1960s

  • Workers’ : U Kyaw
  • Taunggyi : U Khin Maung Tint
  • Myitkyina : U San
  • Magwe : U Win Maung
    later transferred to DHE
  • Mawlamyaing (Moulmein) : Mehm Thet San
    later became Deputy Minister
  • Pathein (Bassein) : U Tin Oo Hlaing
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