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67th Karen Martyrs' Day commemoration ceremony, Victoria (12/08/2017)

Posted on- 24 August 2017, Posted by- Webmaster

AKO | Australian Karen Organisation

On the 12th of August 2017, the 67th Karen Martyrs' commemoration service was held and organised by the Australian Karen Organisation. Each and every year the Karen Martyrs' commemoration service is held on this day to remind us about our strong brave soldiers that had sacrificed their life for our Karen people's freedom. On this particular day, our Karen people pay tribute to our greatest leader Saw Ba Oo Gyi and his greatest fellow leaders who have made a great sacrifice, battled with an honour for the freedom of the Karen people.

The commemoration service was joined by a distinguish guest speaker, the chairman of the International Karen Organisation. A great encouragement speech was presented by the chairman of International Karen Organisation. The service was then followed by a number of great presenters and a number of beautiful songs were presented by various youth groups. Laying of wreaths (laying flowers crowns) took place in the middle of the service to pay their respect to our fallen martyrs.

The service then concluded with a nice refreshment and it was a successful commemoration service as many of the Karen people attended the service to pay their respect to our leaders past and present.

28th KYO Day Celebration (Queensland)

Posted on- 30 June 2017, Posted by- Webmaster

AKO | Australian Karen Organisation
Karen Youth Organisation

The 28th KYO day was celebrated successfully in Queensland on 20th of May 2017. The event was organized by AKO youth in Queensland and supported by AKO Queensland branch. Each and every year the ceremony is held at a different location as. The 28th KYO day ceremony took place at the Stafford Community Center. There were approximately 100 people attended the ceremony including elderly people although this event aimed to celebrate the establishment of the Karen youth organization. The KYO (Karen Youth Organization) was formed on 23rd of May 1989 to respond to the needs of the Karen young people. The establishment of the KYO (Karen youth organization) was to empower and equip youth through democratic leadership and socioeconomic development to be able to contribute towards fighting for the Karen people.

The event was also joined by several leaders from the Australian Karen Organization, Queensland branch. The 28th KYO day facilitation letter was received from the headquarter and read by a beautiful Karen girl named Nan Agrol Htoo. The ceremony then followed by a number of great presenters and performances brought to us by the Karen community in Queensland. The ceremony successfully concluded with a delicious refreshment which was prepared by AKO youth in Queensland.