December 13, 2017

Religious titles conferred on monks who passed Tipitakadhara Tipitakakovida selection examinations

Vice President U Myint Swe presents the Tipitakadhara Tipitakakovida title and certificate to an outstanding Member of Sangha.

A ceremony to honour 90 monks who passed the 69th Tipitakadhara Tipitakakovida selection examinations organized by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture was held at the Mahapasana Cave in Thiri Mingalar Kaba-Aye hillock in Mayangon Township, Yangon yesterday.
First, the congregation led by Vice President U Myint Swe and wife Daw Khin Thet Htay received the Five Precepts given by the Moe Kaung Monastery Sayadaw Agga Maha Pandita Bhaddanta Thudhama Sarabiwumsa. Afterwards, the Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko read out the reports on religious affairs.
Vice President U Myint Swe presented the Tipitakadhara Tipitakakovida titles and certificates to the outstanding Members of the Sangha. Then, Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint and Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein and officials presented religious titles and certificates to the outstanding monks.
During the ceremony, the congregation led by the Vice President and wife Daw Khin Thet Htay donated offertories to the Sayadaws.
The Tipitakadhara Tipitakakovida selection examinations have been held in Myanmar for the last 69 years. In fact, the Sacred Tipitakadhara Tipitakakovida Selection Examination is quite different from other religious examinations because the candidates have to take 33 days to sit for this examination.
Up to now, only fourteen outstanding members of the Sangha have been presented the Title of Tipitakadhara Tipitakakovida within the 68 years’ duration of the Sacred Tipitakadhara Tipitakakovida Selection Examination.

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