Hla Min

Jubilees

Rangoon University

RU was founded in December 1920 with Rangoon College and Judson College as Constituent Colleges.

  • Golden Jubilee in 1970

RIT Ah Nu Pyinnya Shins took part in the Entertainment Program with “Swel Daw Yeik Ah Nyeint” and “Htee Yein”. Saya U Moe Aung and Saya U Saw Tun headed the Swel Daw Yeik Troupe.

Saya Dr. Aung Gyi and U Thet Lwin were Chair and Secretary of a Committee. They later reunited as Rector and Registrar of RIT.

I was a volunteer member of “Zay Saing Nay Yar Cha Htar Yay” committee.

  • Diamond Jubilee in 1995

MERB (Myanmar Education Research Bureau) produced a documentary about RU Sports (Soccer, Track & Field, Weightlifting).

  • RU Centennial in 2020

Dr. Nyi Thet Lwin, U Aung Mon and friends created a Facebook group for the Centennial. I was a Moderator and Contributor.

Saya U Moe Aung and former members of RU Ka Laung Shin Ah Phwe published two Kabyar books.

Due to the pandemic, there were mostly Virtual Presentations.

RIT

  • Shwe YaDu in 2014

Renovation of Gyogone Campus

Planting of 50 Swel Daw Bin

Shwe YaDu Lann
Kabyar by Tekkatho Moe War
Translation by Hla Min

Swel Daw Yeik Magazine
Cover by Bagyee Myat Myo Myint

69ers

  • 30th Anniversary in 1999

I reported the event and other news in my e-mails (which became known as RIT Alumni Newletter).

  • 40th Anniversary in 2009
  • Shwe YaDu (of Admission) in 2014
  • 50th Anniversary (GJ) in 2019

Ma Tin Tin (EC69, USA) had a Homecoming & donated to the event and 69er HCF

Ko Aung Min (M69) and team published a magazine

RUBC

Rangoon University Boat Club was founded in 1923 by Law Professor Sir Arthur Eggar, who pledged a third of his salary for the operating costs.

RU Estate built the Club House with the funds provided by U Nyo.

  • 40th Anniversary in 1963

The Annual Regatta was canceled citing Security concerns.

The Anniversary Dinner was held at a hotel in Kandawgyi.

The Souvenir Magazine was compiled by Sithu U Tin, U Po Zon and U Tin Htoon (A60).

  • 90th Anniversary in 2013

The Souvenir Magazine Committee comprised of U Tin Htoon (A60, Chair), U Myo Myint (EC67, Vice Chair), U Htaik San (Henry, M81, Secretary) and members.

I was a Contributing Editor. I wrote three articles and Prelude for each section.

UCC

  • Golden Jubilee

After several years of preparation (starting from the mid-1960s), the UCC project was formally approved in 1971.

Sayas U Soe Paing, U Myo Min and U Ko Ko Lay (GBNF) helped Sayagyi Dr. Chit Swe (GBNF) found Universities’ Computer Center.

Photos

  • Reunion of RU GJ entertainers
Daw Mya Than Win, U Moe Aung, Daw Mar Mar Yee, U Tin Tun, U Myint Pe
  • RU Centennial

Publication

RU Centennial Magazine
RU Centennial Book Promotion
  • RUBC 90th Anniversary

Magazine & Committee

RUBC 90th Anniversary Magazine
RUBC 90th Anniversary Magazine Committee
  • 69ers
Golden Jubilee of Graduation (69ers)
M69ers at 40th Anniversary (2019)
  • Shwe Yadu (2014)
Shwe Yadu Lann
Swel Daw Yeik Magazine for Shwe YaDu (2014)

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