President, First Lady, and State Counsellor attend Christmas celebrations in Nay Pyi Taw

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President, First Lady, and State Counsellor attend Christmas celebrations in Nay Pyi Taw

 

President U Win Myint, First Lady Daw Cho Cho, and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended the Christmas Ceremony and thanksgiving at the residence of Vice President U Henry Van Thio in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

Vice President U Henry Van Thio and wife Dr Shwe Hluan welcomed President U Win Myint and First Lady Daw Cho Cho, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Former President U Htin Kyaw and wife Daw Su Su Lwin, Vice President U Myint Swe, Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw U T Khun Myat and wife Daw Yin May, Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw Mahn Win Khaing Than and wife Daw Nant Kyin Kyi, Chairman of the Constitutional Tribunal of the Union U Myo Nyunt, Chairman of the Union Election Commission U Hla Thein and wife Daw Aye Thida, Union Ministers, Union Attorney-General, Chairman of the Union Civil Service Board, Chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council, Chief Ministers of Regions and States, Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Chairman, Union Supreme Court judges, members of the Constitutional Tribunal of the Union, members of the Union Election Commission, chairmen of the Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaw committees, Regions and States Hluttaw Speakers, Deputy Ministers, members of the Union Civil Service Board, members of Nay Pyi Taw Council, bishops from Christian Churches, officials from Interfaith Friendship and Unity Group, local non-governmental organizations and invited guests.

The ceremony was opened by playing a Christmas short video, and followed by the worship songs ‘Hark The Herald’ and ‘Silent Night’ sung by the Vice President’s wife Dr Shwe Hluan and team. Rev. Dr. J. Ral Buai also said opening Christmas prayers.

Afterwards, Vice President U Henry Van Thio extended greetings, followed by a Christmas song by pastor Sang Pi.

President U Win Myint extended Christmas greetings, followed by a Christmas song by Jesse Van Bawi and Joseph Van Thio.

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi extended Christmas greetings, and followed by a worship song of Htanlalan youths.

Afterwards, Rev Dr U Tin Mg Tun prayed for the people and the leaders of Myanmar.

Ethnic Chin Sm Man Zen Naiiang prayed with Myanmar traditional dances, followed by Chairman of Interfaith Friendship and Unity Group U Thaung Htike’s Christmas greetings. Jennifer Ngun Sui Par also prayed with a worship song.

The Most Rev Stephen Than Myint Oo, an Archbishop of Myanmar, delivered a Christmas sermon, followed by Rev. Dr. Aye Min’s thanksgiving prayers.

Afterwards, Saw Phoe Khwar and group entertained with the song “Myanmar Pyi Ko Chit Par”.

Former President U Htin Kyaw and wife Daw Su Su Lwin, Vice President U Henry Van Thio and wife Dr Shwe Hluan, Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw U T Khun Myat and wife Daw Yin May sang a Christmas song.

President U Win Myint, First Lady Daw Cho Cho and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi sliced the Christmas cake together.

Afterwards, President U Win Myint, First Lady, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, former President U Htin Kyaw and wife Daw Su Su Lwin, Vice Presidents U Myint Swe and U Henry Van Thio, Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw U T Khun Myat and Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw Mahn Win Khaing Than lit the Christmas candles.

Afterwards, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Yangon Rev John Saw Yaw Han said Christmas prayers.

President U Win Myint, First Lady, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the attendees enjoyed the Christmas dinner together.

During the dinner, vocalists entertained the guests with Christmas songs.