8th State Sangha Central Working Committee holds 5th meeting

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The fifth meeting of the eighth State Sangha Central Working Committee is in progress yesterday in Yangon.

The 5th meeting of the Eighth State Sangha Central Working Committee was held at Maha Pasana Cave on Thiri Mingala Kaba Aye Hill in Mayangon Township of Yangon Region yesterday.
The meeting was attended by State Ovadacariya Sayadaws, State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee member Sayadaws, State Sangha Central Working Committee member Sayadaws, Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture U Ko Ko and other officials of relevant departments.
Before the meeting, the Union Minister and party made cash donations to Sayadaws.
State Sangha Central Working Committee Chairman Sayadaw Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru Abhidhaja Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotika Dr Bhaddanta Kumara Bhivamsa presided over the meeting and Joint Secretary Sayadaw Agga Maha Ganda Vacaka Pandita Bhaddanta Sandavamsa Linkara acted as the master of ceremonies.
After the ceremonial procedures, Patron Sayadaw Dr Bhaddanta Kumara Bhivamsa delivered Saraniya Ovada Gatha.
Then, the Union Minister presented the religious affairs.
Then, the Sayadaws recorded the late State Ovadacariya Sayadaws, State Sangha Maha Nayaka Sayadaws and State Sangha Central Working Committee member Sayadaws between Taboung of 1383 ME and 1384 ME and approved the newly selected Sayadaws.
The summary records of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee conducted in one year were read out by Joint Secretary Sayadaw Agga Maha Ganda Vaska Pandita Bhaddanta Sandavamsa Linkara Bhivamsa on behalf of Joint Secretary Sayadaw Agga Maha Pandita Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotikadhaja Dr Bhaddanta Cantina Bhivamsa.
At noon, the respective Sayadaws presented the reports of matters related to Vinicchaya, Sasana and education of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee and concluded the first-day meeting.
The meeting was also attended by three Sri Lankan Sayadaws who won Agga Maha Pandita titles led by Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru title recipient Most Venerable Prof Kumburugamuwe Vajira Maha Thera and Sri Lankan Ambassador to Myanmar Janaka Priyantha Bandara.
Donor U Thein Maung and wife Daw Papa of Sandi indigenous medicine shop, offered alms for the whole day to the Sayadaws who attended the ceremony yesterday. — MNA/ KTZH

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