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October 24, 2019

Sandalwood plants grown near Shwedagon Pagoda to mark Mahatama Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

Sandalwood Plantation Organizing Committee Chairman and officials from India Embassy plant Sandalwood trees to mark 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi in Yangon yesterday. Photo: MNA
Sandalwood Plantation Organizing Committee Chairman and officials from India Embassy plant Sandalwood trees to mark 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi in Yangon yesterday. Photo: MNA

Sandalwood plants were grown near Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatama Gandhi, nonviolent resistance leader of India.
The plantation ceremony aims to foster friendship relations between Myanmar and India.
U Khin Maung Htay, the member of pagoda’s board of trustees, Mr Raju Goenka, the member of Sandalwood Plantation Organizing Committee for the birth anniversary, and its member Retired Rector U Khin Maung Cho made speeches on the ceremony.
U Shwe, the chairman of Sandalwood Plantation Organizing Committee, the Consul of India Embassy in Myanmar, and U Khin Maung Htay, the member of pagoda’s board of trustees, grew sandalwood plants.
The birthday anniversary will be celebrated with the paper reading sessions and the writers’ talks at Shree Bhutnath Mahadev Temple on Banyardala Road in Yangon at 10 am on 21 September.
Dr Khin Maung Aye (Maung Khin Min-Danabyu), Leidwinthar Saw Chit and Min Ko Naing will give the talks, while Professor Dr Than Win (pseudonym Maung Than Win-Yangon University), ABE Country Manager Mr Suren Verma, Daw Kathalin Thein (a) Kalpana Kumari (pseudonym Injin May from Hindu Women Network) will read their papers.—Yi Yi Myint (Translated by Aung Khin)

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