Today is a very important day, this time 71 years ago General Aung San and other leaders of the independence movement were killed inside the Secretariat premises.
An art exhibition will be held on 19th July at the Secretariat to commemorate Martyrs’ Day. The exhibition aims to promote appreciation for the sacrifice of the Martyrs through art.
Now commemorated as Burmese Martyrs' Day. Burmese national holiday observed on 19 July to commemorate Gen. Aung San and seven other leaders of the pre-independence interim government, and one bodyguard —Thakin Mya, Ba Cho, Abdul Razak, Ba Win, Mahn Ba Khaing, Sao San Tun, Ohn Maung and Ko Htwe.
The Victorian-style building is made from red and yellow brick and constructed in a U-shape. Construction began in the late 1800s. The central building was completed in 1902, while the complex's eastern and western wings were finished in 1905, at the cost of 2.5 million kyats. Until 1972, the complex was called the Government Secretariat.LEARN MORE
Two of the four towers on the corner buildings as well as the central dome collapsed during an earthquake in the 1930s. The master plan calls for 35,000 square feet of new exhibitions,a changeable wall system and new interactive technology and media. A full master plan of the renovation project, including artist renderings and floor plans.LEARN MORE