As the offering of religious titles has been held at the national level on a grand scale since ancient Myanmar’s monarchical eras, subcommittees and committees need to systematically hold the ceremony in harmony, Chairman of the Panel of Patrons Vice-Chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Prime Minister Vice-Senior General Soe Win at the coordination meeting between members of the panel of patrons and those from the Leading Committee on Organizing the 2022 religious title offering and rice offering ceremony of the State Administration Council of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar yesterday.
Speaking at the meeting, the Vice-Senior General said the religious title offering and rice offering ceremonies will be held in Nay Pyi Taw in March 2022 with the formation of the panel of patrons and the leading committee under Notification No 26/2022 dated 26 January 2022.
This year, he added that there will be 284 title recipients including 272 members of the Sangha at home and 12 members of the Sangha abroad in addition to 41 nuns. A total of 27 local laypersons and one woman abroad, totalling 28 will accept the titles. Nine of them are missionary persons and 19 will be recipients of the Sasana Nuggaha title. A foreign title recipient woman will receive Maha Saddhamma Jotikadhaja title.
The Vice-Senior General stressed that all need to take care of infection of COVID-19 and Omicron on the day of offering religious title and dry rations. Hence, the ceremony must be held in accord with the COVID-19 restrictions. The ceremony will be held in accord with the provisions of Sections 361, 362 and 363 of the Constitution (2008).
Chairman of the Leading Committee Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture U Ko Ko reported on plans to offer religious titles and Chairman of the working committee Deputy Minister U Aye Tun on holding the religious title offering and rice offering ceremonies.
Officials presented preparations for holding the ceremony. The meeting came to an end with the remarks by the Vice-Senior General. — MNA