Minhla stockade battle remembered
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.