Cetiyangana turns 100 years

Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko donates offertory to a Sayadaw at the ceremony to mark 100th anniversary of Shwedagon Cetiyingana examination at Shwedagon Pagoda yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko donates offertory to a Sayadaw at the ceremony to mark 100th anniversary of Shwedagon Cetiyingana examination at Shwedagon Pagoda yesterday. Photo: MNA

The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture conferred titles on Members of the Sangha to mark the 100th anniversary of Shwedagon Cetiyingana religious examination at the Shwedagon pagoda yesterday.
At the ceremony, the Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko presented honourary titles of Zedi Yingana Pawara Thiri Maha Dhamma Guru to Rector Sayadaw of International Theravada Buddhist Missionary Dr. Bhaddanta Nandamalar Bhivamsa, Sayadaw of Maha Vithoddayon Monastery Bhaddanta Thirenda Bhiamsa, Saydaw of Nyaungdon Monastery Bhaddanta Narada Bhivamsa and Sayadaw of Kalewa Monastery Bhaddanta Zagara Bhivamsa.
The Union Minister donated K5 million to the ceremony and Chairman of the Central Committee for holding the event U Tin Oo accepted the donation on behalf of Chairman of the Pagoda’s Board of Trustees.
Following the ceremony, Members of the Sangha took part in Cetiyingana annual monastic examination for Buddhist monks. After the ceremony, the congregation led by the Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko donated dry provisions to Members of the Sangha including 294 monks (from home and abroad) who had passed the religious verbal exam during the past 100 years.—Myanmar News Agency

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