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The State and Region Sanghanayaka Committees in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

According to the
resolution of the First Successful Congregation of the Sangha of All Orders of 1980, the different levels of the Sangha Organizations throughout the country could be formed and
the very first unity of the Sangha of All Orders could be reconstructed within one-hundred year in the history of Buddhism of Myanmar. The different levels of the Sangha Organizations are as follows:-
1. State Ovadacariya (Patron) Committee of Sangha
2. State Central Working Committee of the Sangha of All Orders
3. State Sanghamahanakaya Committee
4. State/Region Sanghanayaka Committees
5. Township Sanghanayaka Committees
6. Ward/Village-tract Sanghanayaka Committees
These different levels of the Sangha organization represent over five-hundred thousand members of the Sangha in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar who are striving to carry out the purification perpetuation and propagation of the Buddha Sasana. Out of the six different levels of the Sangha Organizations, the State and Regional Sanghanayaka Committees have been formed throughout the seven States and the seven Regions of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar since 1980. Each committee consists of nine members of the Sangha including Chairman and Secretary elected by the majority of the members of the Sangha who are residing in limited place of respective States or Regions. The general election of the State/Regional Sanghanayaka Committees shall be held in accordance with principles of the Sangha Organizations after five year’s term.
There are altogether 49 State/Regional Sanghanayaka Committees which have been formed throughout the country since 1980. They are carrying out the noble tasks of the purification, perpetuation and propagation of the Buddha Sasana under the guidance of the State Sanghamahanayaka Committee of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The annual plenary meeting of the State/Regional Sanghanayaka Committees shall be held in accordance with the principles of the Sangha Organizations.
Any member of the Sangha in order to be elected as a member of State/Regional Sanghanayaka Committees shall have possessed the following qualities;
1. Shall be of (20) Vasas of monkhood.
2. Shall be well-versed and learned in Pariyatti Scriptures and Tipitaka Canons.
3. Shall be worthy of and respected by members of the Sangha and devotees.
4. Shall be desirous of carrying out the purification, perpetuation and propagation of the Buddha Sasana.
5. Shall have a superior’s qualities such as being vigilant, tolerant and forgiving.
6. Shall be a member of Sangha who resides in the State or Region where the election shall be held.
7. Shall be a member of Sangha who actually is able and competent to take responsibilities lying upon him.
8. Shall be willing to construct the unity of members of Sangha and Sangha sects in the States/Regions.
9. Shall be free from the dispensation of justice (bribery).
10. Shall be a member of Sangha who is not expelled from as member of the State/Regional Sanghanayaka Committees because of any reason in connection with loosing qualities.
11. Shall be a member of Sangha who is not punished under any penal law.
The members of the Sangha of having possessed the above-mentioned qualities are only eligible to be elected as member of the State/Regional Sanghanayaka Committees.
Functions and duties
The State/Regional Sanghanayaka Committees are responsible to take the following functions and duties which lead to the purification, perpetuation and propagation of the Buddha Sasana. They are as follows;-
1. They shall have to carry out their functions in accordance with the principles of different levels of Sangha Organizations and the procedures of different levels of Sangha Organizations, the procedures of the settlement of Vinayadhammakamma Adhikara Disputes Act and other decisions and Instructions which were approved and adopted by the plenary meeting of the State Central Working Committee of the Sangha of All Orders.
2. They shall have to carry out their functions mainly leading to the purification, perpetuation and propagation of the Buddha Sasana and the unity of the members of the Sangha.
3. They shall have to make monks and novices (Samaneras) in respective States and Regions to obey and follow the instructions of the State Sanghamaganayaka committee.
4. They shall have to prepare the name-list of annual records and data of members of the Sangha residing in respective States and Regions and said it to the State Sanghamahgnayaka Committee.
5. They shall have to submit their work-done reports to the State Sanghamahanayaka Committee from time to time.
6. They may have to give the instructions to the township and ward/village-tract Sanghaanayaka Committees as it is necessaey.
7. In accordance with the instructions of the State Sanghamahanayaka Committee, they shall have to decide and settle the disputes relating to Pariyatti and Patipatti affairs occurring in their respective States and Regions.
8. They shall have to supervise the election of the township Qvadacariya (patron) Committees of Sangha, the formation/limitation of the township Sanhganayaka Committees and the election of the State and Regional Working Committees of the Sangha.
9. They shall have to be in consultation with the respective state and regional authorities concerned when conducting the matters concerning with them in case of the Sasana Affairs.
10. They shall have to submit the reports of the important matters out of the matters that have been done in a year to the annual meeting of the State and Regional Working Committee of the Sangha for approval.
11. They shall have to inform the State Sanghamahanayaka Committee within five days about the falling of vacancy of any representative of Sanghasammutti, any member of Vinayadharas, any member of State and Regional Sanghanayaka Committee, and State and Regional Ovadacariya (patron) Committees of the Sangha, and any member of the State Levels of Sanghanayaka Committees as soon as it is known.
We all Buddhists throughout the Republic of the Union of Myanmar are ready to support and provide the four kinds of requisites to the members of the Sangha of the State and Regional Sanghanayaka Committees who are carrying out the nobie tasks of the purification, perpetuation and propagation of the Buddha Sasana and always pay respect to them. We wish that may all the members of the Sangha of the State and Regional Sanghanayaka Committees be healthy and wealthy to carry out the noble tasks of the purification, perpetuation and propagation of the Buddha Sasana more than ever before.

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