Photo exhibition explores Gen Aung San’s legacy

Members of the public view rare photos of Gen Aung San in Mawlamyaing. (Photo-EMG)

To mark the centenary of Bogyoke (General) Aung San’s birth, which falls on February 13, a 5-day exhibition of rare photos of Gen Aung San was staged at the offices of the National League for Democracy (NLD) on Strand Road in Mawlamyaing Township, Mon State. The photo exhibition will be hosted on a rotational basis by different regional branches of the NLD across the country.

With the aim of preserving the memory of Gen Aung San’s role in securing Myanmar’s independence, more than 350 photos and letters written by Gen Aung San were on display at the exhibition.

“The former military government concealed and eradicated Gen Aung San’s background history over 50 years ago. Thus, young people forgot the name of Gen Aung San and the value of our national heroes. That’s why we would like young people, especially students, to value Bogyoke’s dignity and devotion to the country,” said Nwe Nwe Aung, the NLD’s chairperson for Mawlamyaing Township.