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June 23, 2018

47-member leading committee meeting of 7th State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee held

Annual meeting of the 47-member leading committee of the 7th State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee held at the Wizaya Mingalar Dhammathabin Hall in Yangon. Photo: MNA

The annual meeting of the 47-member leading committee of the 7th State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee began at the Wizaya Mingalar Dhammathabin Hall on Kaba Aye Hill in Yangon yesterday.
The meeting was attended by Chairman Sayadaw of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Abhidhaja Maharattha Guru Abhidhaja Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotika Bhamo Sayadaw Dr. Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa, member sayadaws of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko and officials of the ministry. In his opening address at the meeting, Bhamo Sayadaw stressed the need to publish books on Theravada Buddhism after scrutinisation, to prevent disputes over writings in the books.
He also called for enforcing religious rules on presiding sayadaws of monasteries, monks and novices as part of efforts for purification of Buddhism.
Sayadaw Dr. Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa also suggested the sayadaws join hands with local authorities to prevent groups from seeking donations from people for the construction of religious buildings.
Following his opening address, Thura U Aung Ko supplicated matters on religious affairs.
At the meeting, the 47 sayadaws discussed matters related to religious and educational affairs.

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