Bhaddanta Sobhita honored for winning Stockholm World Peace Prize

Sagaing Region Chief Minister and officials presents the award to the Sayadaw Bhaddanta Sobita. Photo: Aung San Maung
Sagaing Region Chief Minister and officials presents the award to the Sayadaw Bhaddanta Sobita. Photo: Aung San Maung

IBEC Sayadaw (Stockholm World Peace Prize winner) Bhaddanta Sobhita was honored by Sagaing Region Government with an international honorary award, during a ceremony held at IBEC International Buddhist Education Centre, Thawtapan Ward, Sagaing Town, Sagaing Hill, on 4 January.
The ceremony was attended by Sagaing Region Chief Minister Dr. Myint Naing and officials, rectors from universities, town elders, teachers, students and invited guests.
The award was presented to IBEC Sayadaw for its outstanding humanitarian efforts, both locally and internationally, covering peace, education and religion.
In his speech, Sagaing Region Chief Minister said that while the country is facing international pressure and State leaders are establishing a peaceful federal democratic State, Sayadaw has sought unity and peace at multi-religion congresses, in accordance with Buddha’s dhamma. Sayadaw has also conducted humanitarian works, not only in Sagaing Region, but also locally in other areas and internationally, as well, and that is why the Sagaing Region Government is presenting the Sagaing Region’s international peace, education, social, religion, honorary person award.
Sagaing Region Chief Minister presented the award to the Sayadaw. Then, the IBEC Sayadaw spoke about his appreciation and honor in receiving the award.
After commemorative photographs were taken, the event came to a close.—Aung San Maung (Translated by Zaw Min)

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