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December 09, 2019

State Counsellor donates Waso robes, inaugurates new school building in Kawhmu

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi offers Waso robes and offertories to the Sayadaw of Aung Zabu Pariyatti Monastery in Kawhmu Township yesterday. Photo: Thet Aung

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi donated Waso robes to the leading monk of Aung Zabu Pariyatti Monastery in Sinchan Village of Peindegone Village-Tract in Kawhmu Township, Yangon Region, yesterday morning.
As she arrived at the monastery at 9 am, the State Counsellor was welcomed by the young violinists from the Christian church of Than Ai Village in Kawhmu Township with a patriotic song called “Zar Ti Man”.
The State Counsellor then paid homage to Bhaddanta Kaytumarlar, the patron of Aung Zabu Pariyatti Monastery, and donated Waso robes and offertories after which she shared merits for donations made.
She also attended an inauguration ceremony of a two-storey RC building for Aung Zabu Youth Development Philanthropy Centre constructed in the compound of Aung Zabu Monastic School with funds donated by the Shwe Taung Foundation.
The State Counsellor sprayed scented water on the plaque of the new building and looked around the classrooms before posing for photos together with teachers, school children, violinists of the Christian church, and members of the school band.
Later, Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi gave a short speech about the donation of the new school building, and explained activities of his ministry.
Then, Patron of Shwe Taung Foundation U Aik Tun spoke about the donation, and U Ye Myint, chairman of the foundation, presented the documents of the building to the officer in charge of the centre.

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi poses for a photo together with school children from Aung Zabu Monastic School of Aung Zabu Youth Development Philanthropy Centre in Kawhmu Township. Photo: Thet Aung

Next, Chairman of Nay Oke Foundation U Nay Oke expressed words of thanks to the donors of the new building.
Then, local and international well-wishers, donated a toilet, computer desks, chairs, school playground, water
tank tower, copy books, bottles of purified water and school furniture through the good offices of the Minister for Education.
Next a local elder expressed word of thanks for the all the donations made, including the two-storey RC new school building with eight classrooms.
After the inauguration ceremony, the State Counsellor donated “soon” (day meal) to the Sanghas led by the patron of Aung Zabu Monastery.
The ceremony was also attended by Union Ministers U Min Thu and Thura U Aung Ko, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, speaker of Yangon region parliament, ministers of regional government, local parliamentarians, heads of foreign missions in Myanmar, responsible persons of Shwe Taung Foundation, donors, teachers, school children and the local people.—MNA
(Translated by Aung Khin)

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