Myanmar celebrates the Grand Prize laureate


On August 9th, a Notification Ceremony was held to announce Dr. Thant Myint-U as this year's Grand Prize laureate at Park Royal Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar. The ceremony attracted more than 140 guests and media to celebrate Dr. Thant-Myint-U's success.

Dr. Thant Myint-U is not only a prominent historian but is also dedicated to peace-building activities making the most of his experience in the United Nations, and preservations of historical artifacts.

Born as a grandson of former UN Secretary-General, U Thant, and educated in the states, his engagements are borderless serving as a member of the advisory council for President U Thein Sein and accompanying US President Obama during his visit to Myanmar.

The ceremony took place in the presence of many senior dignitaries in Myanmar, including U Soe Thane, Union Minister of President Office, and U Hla Myint, Mayor of Yangon City. Also present were Mr. Ichiro Maruyama, Minister-Counselor of the Embassy of Japan to Myanmar, and Mr. Keiichiro Nakazawa, Chief Representative of JICA Myanmar Office, representing the guests of honor from Japan.






Dr. Thaw Kaung, the Arts and Culture Prize laureate in 2005. (Center)



(From left: Mr. Nakazawa, Mr. Maruyama, Mayor Takashima, Thant Myint-U, U Soe Thane, Mayor U Myint Swe)


Welcoming Dr. Thant Myint-U in Fukuoka, a public lecture entitled "Where is Myanmar advancing toward in the 21st century?: Dialogue on the country's past, present and future" will hold on September 19th. He will also speak with Mr. Yasushi Akashi, former Under-Secretary-General of the UN, at the special dialogue following the lecture.

Admission is free. Register now for tickets to the public lecture.

Public Lecture by Thant Myint-U

Where is Myanmar advancing toward in the 21st century?: Dialogue on the country's past, present, and future Date
Saturday, September 19, 2015 (13:00-15:00)

Public lecture will be held at ELGARA HALL by inviting Dr. Thant Myint-U, a laureate of the Grand Prize.  Admission is free.  We hope you will join us there.


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