Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Offering ceremony by family of ‘30-comrades’

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 12:32 Mizzima News

(Mizzima) – The family members of the 30-comrades commemorated their deeds by giving food to twenty-eight monks on Monday at Ziwitadana sangha (monks’) Hospital in Rangoon.

On December 26, 1941, the 30-comrades pledged in blood to fight for Burma’s independence.

The family members of the 30-comrades commemorate their deeds by giving food to 28 hospitalized monks in Rangoon. Photo: Mizzima

The families of the 30-comrades have commemorated their act on its anniversary for 28 years. They offered gifts to 28 monks at Ziwitadana sangha hospital, which treats members of the sangha.

The 30-comrades are considered the founders of Burma’s first modern army, the Burma Independence Army. Only two survivors are now alive.

The living 30-comrades members are Thakin  Shwe, aka Bo Kyaw Zaw, and Ko Aung Thein, aka Bo Ye Htut, a family member of the 30-comrades said.

“I heard that Thakin Shwe is now living in Kunming. Ko Aung Thein is now wheelchair bound. He cannot go anywhere at this age of 90,” he said.

The 30-comrades social welfare club was formed on December 26, 1983.

In his 92nd birthday message on December 3, Bo Kyaw Zaw said from Kunming, China, “I have attained 92 today. I’m fine and I wish all of you happiness. I hope we achieve democracy soon.”

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