December 16, 2016

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Government to offer Kathina robes to 63 Buddhist monks

Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham delivers speech at coordination meeting on offering of Kathina robes to members of the Sangha. Photo: MNA
Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham delivers speech at coordination meeting on offering of Kathina robes to members of the Sangha. Photo: MNA

THE government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar plans to hold a Kathina robe-offering ceremony on 16 November and has formed a leading committee and working committee to organise the event. Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham spoke at the told the coordination meeting of the leading committee at the Ministry of Religious Affairs yesterday.
He instructed officials to make preparations for the ceremony, including meal-offerings to senior monks, security and healthcare services.
The union minister for Religious Affairs, who chairs the leading committee for the ceremony, as well as officials from subcommittees, reported on accommodations for the Buddhist monks and arrangements for Kathina robe offerings and other donations.
The government will offer Kathina robes to 63 senior monks, including members of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee at the Sasana Maha Beikman building on the platform of Nay Pyi Taw’s Uppatasanti Pagoda on 16 November.—Myanmar News Agency

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