Mon national day committee formed
The Mon community in Calgary, Canada formed a working committee for the upcoming 57th Anniversary of Mon National Day to be held in February 2004.
According to the event organizer Chit (Simon), the Mon National Day will reach out across to all Mon communities around the world that will generate a great outpouring of hope and motivation for the Mons living in every corner of the world.
Two meetings were held on November 5 and 16 to prepare for the upcoming 57th Mon National Day in Calgary.
The gatherings formed a Main Committee and Sub Committees for Reception and Decoration, Cultural Performance, Food and Beverage and, Service and Inspection. Among those elected were, Ms. Ong Mon Chan as Chairperson, Nai Sao Meh Neh as Vice-Chairman, Nai Simon (Chit) as Secretary General, and Nai Khaing Weang, Nai Cham Toik and Nai Chan Tha as Patrons.
The worldwide Mon communities from around Europe, North America,
Australian and Asia normally issue a joint statement on the national day. Back
home in Burma, various Mon communities celebrate the event with military parade,
sports, literacy competition, cultural performances including dance and music,
and political statements.