Government Leaders enjoying Thingyan in 1955
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13 April 1955

Government Leaders enjoying Thingyan in 1955

people U Nu Pandit Nehru President Nasser

မြန်မာဘာသာဖြင့် ဖတ်ရန်

From left to right: President Nasser of Egypt, Prime Minister U Nu of Burma, and Prime Minister Nehru of India. President Nasser and Pandit Nehru were on their way to what would be the historic founding of the Non-Aligned Movement at Bandung in Indonesia, stopping over for a day in Rangoon. U Nu would travel with them to Bandung (together with U Thant who was a secretary of the conference). U Nu thought it would be fun for his visitors to put on Burmese costumes and join in the festivities.

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