Culture association demands preserving Kachin State’s nomenclature

The Kachin Post / December 21 2019

The executive members of Kachin Culture and Literature Association (KCLA) based in Mytikyina, Kachin State held a meeting with Kachin State government official yesterday, demanding to preserve the nomenclature of Kachin State, also called Jinghpaw Mungdaw.

“We strongly oppose anyone who try to remove the name of the Kachin State,” said KCLA statement which had been handed over to Htun Zaw, the secretary general of Kachin State’s Chief Minister Dr. Hkyet Aung. KCLA also urged to use “Kachin State Day” as “Jinghpaw Mungdaw Nhtoi” whenever the celebration take place in the Myitkyina Manau Park, because the location is belong to Kachin public.

In early of this month, the event organizing committee for 2020 Kachin State Day celebration has erected the poster sign with missing “Jinghpaw” word, that triggered the public outrage. The 72nd anniversary of the Kachin State Day celebration is planned to hold in January 5-12, 2020 at the Manau Park.

Recently, Kachin Celebrity Association has shown its stand on opposing the inappropriate term used by the event organization committee.