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A ceremony was held in Pyithau Hluttaw guest hall yesterday morning to transfer a United Nation Peace Bell replica donated by Japan’s Trust Fund for Restoration and Maintenance of the Peace Bell to Pyithu Hluttaw.

First, Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko explained the Peace Bell.

The Union Minister said the United Nations Peace Bell was cast by Chiyoji Nakagawa, a Japanese national, with coins, medals and bronze medallions donated by more than 60 countries to remember peace. Inscribed on the side of the bell are eight Japanese Kanji characters that say “Long live absolute world peace”.

Next Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint gave a speech of appreciation, accepted the Peace Bell and took a commemorative group photo.

The event was attended by Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U T Khun Myat, Union Minister for Religious Affairs Thura U Aung Ko, officials from Pyithu Hluttaw office and Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture.

Reference: GNLM

December 8, 2017