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Significance of national spirit

You wrote;
"The imperialist government promulgated the Rangoon University Act on 1
December 1920.  They designed it to prolong colonial education and the
enslavement of Myanmar."

You are right, but dictator of Burma (SPDC- former SLORC) promulgated
the Universities Act for new generation youth to be uneducated and to
prolong its power by closing down all universities. Because they
(dictator of Burma) scare of student's protests.
You people(Dictators) are killing new generation of Burma.

Eyar Soe

owner-myanmar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> From: Thinzar Khine, <Thinzar@xxxxxxxxxx>
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> Significance of national spirit
> Perspectives, the NLM, Saturday, 8 November 1997
> National Day is a major Landmark in the history of our struggle for
> national independence.  It signifies anti-imperialist, national
> independence and national education movements born in succession in
> defiance of the entire people shown towards the ugly attempt of the
> colonial regime to perpetuate their rule over our country.  It was the
> first time that the people of Myanmar openly challenged the authority
> of
> the colonial power and declared in no uncertain terms that our country
> would not stand repression by the colonial government.
> The imperialists waged three successive wars and enslaved and
> dominated
> over Myanmar.  Subsequently, the people of Myanmar were exploited and
> oppressed politically, economically and socially by the imperialist
> government for over a century.  The imperialist government promulgated
> the
> Rangoon University Act on 1 December 1920.  They designed it to
> prolong
> colonial education and the enslavement of Myanmar.  Under it
> university
> education was not within reach of every Myanmar youth because of high
> expenses.  This step reflected the intention of the colonialists that
> they
> did not want Myanmar people to become more educated than necessary to
> serve
> the colonial administration as junior officers and clerks.
> So the movement against the University Act started on 5 December 1920,
> opposing and attacking not only colonial education but also political,
> economic and administrative oppression of the imperialist government,
> thus
> arousing a deeper sense of patriotism and national spirit among
> Myanmar
> people.  The movement gradually turned into a national education
> movement
> which further boosted nationalism, lending impetus to the struggle for
> independence and finally culminating in the regaining of independence
> in
> 1948.
> Of course, we did not regain our independence without sacrifices.  In
> fact
> we had to make supreme sacrifices with our patriots and national
> leaders
> giving up their lives so that we may live in peace and freedom.
> National Day is a milestone as well as the day which should not be
> forgotten in the history of Myanmar freedom struggle.  Thus we must
> always
> keep in mind the sense of patriotism and national solidarity spirit
> aroused.
> It is to be observed in accord with three objectives laid down by the
> Central Committee for Organizing 77th Anniversary National Day: to
> strengthen national spirit, to consolidate national unity, and to
> perpetuate independence and sovereignty.
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