December 09, 2016

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State Sangha Maha Nayaka holds 12th meeting

The 12th meeting of State Sangha Maha Nayaka in progress.
The 12th meeting of State Sangha Maha Nayaka in progress.

The first day of the 12th all-47-member meeting of the seventh State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee was held at Vijaya Mangala Dhamma Thabin on the Kaba Aye Hillock in Yangon at 8 am yesterday.
The meeting was attended by member Sayadaws led by Chairman Sayadaw Abhidhaja Maharattha Guru Abhidhaja Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotika Dr Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa, Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko and officials from the religious affairs department and department of perpetuation and propagation of sasana.
The meeting was presided over by the Chairman Sayadaw with joint Secretary Sayadaw Maha Gantha Vacaka Pandita Bhaddanta Sara acting as the master of ceremonies.First, the chairman Sayadaw delivered the Saraniya Ovadakatha. Afterwards, the union minister supplicated matters concerning the religious affairs. Next, the brief report on the performance of duties assigned on the first sub-group of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee was read out by the joint secretary Sayadaw. Afterwards, matters related to Vinicchaya rules, religious affairs and education affairs were discussed by the sub-group member Sayadaws.
The meeting will continue today. The Sayadaws attending the meeting were offered with meals by Daw Khin Than Nwe, wife of late Lt-Gen Tin oo (Rtd), Daw Than Than Nwe, wife of late General Soe Win (Rtd); Lt-Gen Khin Maung Than (Rtd)-Daw Marlar Tint; Lt-Gen Aung Htwe (Rtd)-Daw Khin Hnin Wai, Lt-Gen Kyaw Win (Rtd) and his late wife Daw San Yee; Daw Khin Lay Myint, wife of late Lt-Gen Maung Bo (Rtd); Maj-Gen Tin Ngwe (Rtd)-Daw Nang Khin Hla Win; and Lt-Gen Ye Myint (Rtd)-Dr Daw Tin Lin Myint.

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