A lovable and unassuming colleague who has dedicatedly worked for 12 years with Voice of America Burmese Service bid farewell to one and all effective September 1, 2004.
U Chit Oo, a mature and kind human being with an inimitable sense of responsibility, is a breed of his own. Throughout his career with VOA, he has the distinction of being able to earn all friends and no foes.
At his retirement party on August 26, 2004, East Asia and Pacific Division Director Jay Henderson thanked him for his service with the U.S. government and the people of Burma through VOA.
He was duly awarded a Superior Accomplishment Award for "consistently producing programs relevant to the Burmese situation". During his tenure, he has been the producer of weekly "Economics" program.
On behalf of the Burmese Service, Service Chief Khin Maung Htay thanked him "for fulfilling his sole mission of doing for the good of the entire Service only and nothing else."
U Chit Oo, on his part, bid farewell to VOA listeners for their support and advice and also highlighted, in good cheer, a broadcast journalist's life professionally and socially.
A mixed reaction of best wishes for his retirement years and sadness for his leaving came to an end with laughter and tears by everyone present at his retirement party and a showering of presents and a big card which reads: "You're Retiring. No Work. No Pressure. No Stress and No Fair!"