Minhla stock­ade bat­tle re­mem­bered

The Myanmar Times - - News - NAY AUNG nayaung@mm­times.com

MARK­ING the 131-year an­niver­sary of the Minhla stock­ade bat­tle, res­i­dents are in­vited to gather in Minhla town­ship in Magwe Re­gion on Novem­ber 17 for a com­mem­o­ra­tive event.

On Novem­ber 17, 1885, more than 170 sol­diers were killed at the Minhla stock­ade dur­ing the Third An­gloBurmese War, said the cer­e­mony’s chair U Ye Tun Zaw.

“We want to hon­our them and want the pub­lic to know about them,” he said of the sol­diers.

All monks in the town­ship will re­ceive of­fer­ings. Three will host a re­li­gious ser­mon. In the morn­ing, in the south­ern part of the stock­ade, a lit­er­a­ture talk will be hosted by Saya Chit Oo Nyo and Saya Maung Thar Cho.

Win­ners of high school es­say, po­etry, and car­toon com­pe­ti­tions will be an­nounced.

The Minhla stock­ade has been pre­served by the His­tor­i­cal Re­search Depart­ment since 1957.

It was con­structed in 1860 and 1861 dur­ing Ka Naung Min Thar Gyi ad­min­is­tra­tion and built by young Myan­mar men who had re­turned from study­ing abroad with the help of Ko­moto Perry and Moli Naryi, French and Ital­ian en­gi­neers.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Myanmar

© PressReader. All rights reserved.