Indaw, 25 March
A traditional festival celebrating the culture of Kadu ethnic minority was held on a grand scale in Inpin Village, Indaw Township in Sagaing Region this morning.
First, the signboard marking the traditional festival for Kadu ethnic people was formally opened by the Deputy Speaker of Sagaing Regional Hluttaw U Boe Than Nyunt, Regional Minister for Chin Ethnic Affairs U La Htaung Htan, Chairman of Katha District Management Committee U Tint Wai Thone, Regional Hluttaw Representative U Than Win and Patron of Kadu National Organization U Pyae Thein.
Afterwards, Speaker of Sagaing Regional Hluttaw U Than pressed the button to open the signboard marking the traditional festival. The regional Hluttaw speaker delivered an address before the regional minister made a speech on behalf of the chief minister.
The Kadu community leaders U Chin Aung from Pinlebu Township, U Win Shwe from Bamauk Township and U Kan Aung from Indaw Township also spoke words of thanks and presented gifts to the local authorities. The guests were entertained with dance and song by traditional cultural troupes.
The three day festival will be celebrated until 27 March and local ethnic communities such as Kanan, Red Shan, Kachin and Kadu are taking part in the event.—Ko Min (Indaw)
Translated by Kyaw Htike Soe