Memories

Set Hmu Thadin Zin

Update : November 13, 2022

  • Set Hmu is used to refer to RIT (as in Set Hmu Tekkatho).
    It is used to refer to Mechanical Engineering (as in Set Hmu InGyinNiYa).
  • It was founded by U Win Thein (M67, GBNF) in the 1964-65 Academic Year.
  • The weekly newsletter was sold by volunteers [mostly along the corridors] for ten pyas.
  • The Thadin Zin not only covered the news, but was a fertile breeding ground for poets, essayists, authors and cartoonists.
  • I wrote a few short notes for the Thadin Zin using my pen name “Tekkatho Ga [Nge] Ga [Gyi] Na [Nge] Na [Gyi]”.
  • I saw the dexterity with which U Win Thein cut the Stencil (also known Gestener and Wax paper) with his meticulous handwriting.
  • During my visit to Yangon in 2012, I received a CD of Mechanical Newsletters (for 1968-69 to 1973-74). They were compiled by an alumni couple (U Kyaw Thein and Daw Than Than Mu).
    U Tin Maung Swe (Cartoon) and U Khin Maung Toe received copies for re-distribution to interested sayas and alumni.

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