1948 - 1968

Win Thein (M67, GBNF)

Update : November 13, 2022

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  • 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 Cigarette Family.
    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 named “Ya Tha Cho“.
  • He did not live long enough to see the
    World-wide SPZPs,
    Swel Daw Yeik Foundation (SDYF),
    Alumni Association (ARITA),
    History of Myanmar Engineering Education (HMEE), 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.
    He gave us 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, GBNF),
    RIT 3rd BE Luyechun and
    Organizer of EE69er Gatherings
  • U Maung Maung Kyi (Dip Ing, Wales),
    Co-worker at Sittaung Paper Mill and PCIC
  • Sayama Daw Tin Tin Myint (Emma, ChE70, Singapore),
    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

Categories: 1948 - 1968

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