A ceremony to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the Independence Day was held at the headquarters of NLD at 11 a.m. on 4th January, 2012. U Tin Oo, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and NLD leaders from NLD Central Committee, States and Divisions Committees, veteran politicians, diplomats and leaders from some alliance political parties attended the ceremony.
U Tin Oo presided the ceremony when Ko Yin Min Htwe from Mandalay youth wing conducted as a master of ceremony. At first, Chairman of ceremony U Tin Oo made opening speech and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi made some remarks. Then letters sent to the ceremony were recorded. Then chairman of the ceremony concluded it with final remarks. Some entertainment continued and the ceremony ended at 12:30 p.m.