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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2490

First Netaji award for Aung San Suu Kyi

As  Aung San Suu Kyi is under house arrest in Myanmar, she is not in a position to personally receive the award, but  leaders of the NLD will arrive here to accept it on her behalf.As Aung San Suu Kyi is under house arrest in Myanmar, she is not in a position to personally receive the award, but leaders of the NLD will arrive here to accept it on her behalf. Kolkatta, 06 January, (Asiantribune.com): Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to be conferred the first Netaji Subhas Award for her outstanding contribution to the struggle for restoring democracy in her country.

Debabrata Biswas, general secretary of the All-India Forward Bloc and a member of the Netaji Foundation, which will present the award, told newspersons here today that he had written to Suu Kyi on December 27, conveying the foundation's decision.

Another Forward Bloc leader G Devarajan said U Thang, the spokesman of Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, had spoken to him on telephone and accepted the invitation.

As Suu Kyi, who is under house arrest in Myanmar, is not in a position to personally receive the award, leaders of the NLD will arrive here to accept it on her behalf, he said.

Devarajan said Suu Kyi's father, late Gen Aung San, had supported Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose when he entered Burma in 1943 with the INA to fight Anglo-American forces.

- Asian Tribune -

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