February 13, 2017

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Thailand’s royal family donates Kathina robes to Members of the Sangha

The Royal family of Thailand holds annual ceremony to donate Kathina robes to Members of the Sangha. Photo: MNA
The Royal family of Thailand holds annual ceremony to donate Kathina robes to Members of the Sangha. Photo: MNA

THE royal family of Thailand offered Kathina robes to Members of the Sangha in Yangon on Saturday.
The ceremony, held at the Naga Cave Monastery in Mayangon Township, was attended by 25 invited Members of the Sangha led by Chairman of State Sangha Maha Nayaka, Committee Dr Bhaddanta Kumara Bhivamsa, Union Minister for Religious Affairs U Soe Win, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Thailand Mr Don Paramudwinal, representatives of Thailand’s royal family and the ambassador and staff of the Thai embassy in Yangon.
During the ceremony Union Minister U Soe Win expressed his delight at the annual donation from the royal family of Thailand, saying that he hoped the peoples of their two nations might become closer through the donation.
The royal family donated robes and K 40 million to the Members of the Sangha during the ceremony.
Union Minister for Religious Affairs U Soe Win opened a dinner to mark the Deepavali Day celebration in Myanmar.
At a dinner hosted by Myanmar-India Entrepreneurs’ Association at the Strand Hotel in Yangon on Saturday Union Minister U Soe Win and Chairman of the association U Shwe lit oil lamps to open the ceremony.
He expressed his hope that the entrepreneurs of Myanmar and India would find business opportunities while following the teachings and maintaining a healthy mutual respect of Buddhism and Hinduism.

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