December 14, 2017

Buddhist monk, emergency specialist win World Peace Award

Chairman of State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Sayadaw Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa and Dr Khin Shwe accept World Peace Awards. Photo: Ko Ko Soe Nyunt
Chairman of State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Sayadaw Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa and Dr Khin Shwe accept World Peace Awards. Photo: Ko Ko Soe Nyunt

A Buddhist monk and a layperson won the World Peace Award, selected by the World Peace Awarding Council, at a ceremony held at Karaweik Palace Hotel in Yangon on 1 November.
Joint-founder of the council and leader of the assessment committee Dr Han Min Su and Abbot Dr Moktak of the Republic of Korea made speeches at the ceremony.
The Korean Sayadaw offered the World Peace Award to Bhamo Sayadaw Abhidhaja Maharattha Guru Abhidhaja Aggamaha Saddhammajotika Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa, Chairman of State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, while Dr Han Min Su presented the award to Agga Maha Thirithudhamma Manijotadhara Wunna Kyawhtin Dr Khin Shwe, the chairman of the Rescue and Helping
Committee in the Myanmar parliament.
Four persons from Myanmar, South Korea and Japan won World Peace Awards in 2015.
The World Peace Awarding Council was established by US president John F. Kennedy in 1961.

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