47-member leading committee meeting of 7th State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee concludes

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The last day meeting of the 47-member leading committee of the 7th State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee held at the Wizaya Mingalar Dhammathabin Hall in Yangon yesterday. Photo: MNA

The annual meeting of the 47-member leading committee of the 7th State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee concluded at the Wizaya Mingalar Dhammathabin Hall on Kaba Aye Hill in Yangon yesterday.
Chairman Sayadaw of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Abhidhaja Maharattha Guru Abhidhaja Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotika Bhamo Sayadaw Dr. Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa president over the meeting and Joint-Secretary Sayadaw Agga Maha Pandita Bhaddanta Agga Dhamma acted as the master of the ceremonies.
The meeting was attended by member sayadaws of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee.
During the last day of the meeting, member Sayadaws discussed the code of conduct, religious affairs and educational affairs and decided over the issues.
The meeting also put on record on measures taken during the fifth period of the duty taken by the third branch of the 7th State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee.
Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko and officials of the ministry were present at the meeting.
In first day meeting on Tuesday, Bhamo Sayadaw stressed the need to publish books on Theravada Buddhism after scrutinisation, to prevent disputes over writings in the books.
He also called for enforcing religious rules on presiding sayadaws of monasteries, monks and novices.
Sayadaw Dr. Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa also suggested the sayadaws join hands with local authorities to prevent groups from seeking donations from people for the construction of religious buildings.
Following his opening address, Thura U Aung Ko supplicated matters on religious affairs.

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