Govt prepares for religious titles conferring, alms-giving ceremonies next month

Vice President U Myint Swe delivers the speech at the meeting on holding the ceremony to award religious titles and alms-offering ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA
Vice President U Myint Swe delivers the speech at the meeting on holding the ceremony to award religious titles and alms-offering ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

Vice President U Myint Swe presided over a meeting yesterday for organizing ceremonies to confer religious titles and offer donation items to the Buddhist monks in March.
The preparatory meeting was attended by Union Ministers Lt-Gen Soe Htut, Thura U Aung Ko, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman Dr Myo Aung, Commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command Maj-Gen Myint Maw, Deputy Ministers, members of Nay Pyi Taw Council, steering committee, working committee and sub-committees, Permanent Secretaries, Directors-General, departmental heads and officials. The ceremony was opened by reciting ‘Namo Tassa’ three times.
The Vice President, in his capacity as the Chairman of Religious Titles Conferring and Donation Items Offering Steering Committee, made an opening remark with explanations of forming committees, working committee, and sub-committees to offer a day-meal to the monks on 6 March, and to confer religious titles and organize alms-giving ceremony on 8 March (Full Moon Day of Tabaung).
The ceremonies will be organized at the Sasana Maha Beikman in Uppatasanti Pagoda compound, Nay Pyi Taw. The Vice President also discussed preparations and coordination of committees and sub-committees for transportation of senior monks from Yangon to Nay Pyi Taw by air, accommodations, health services including medical checkups, readiness of medicines and other facilities, as well as preventive measures against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Deputy Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture U Kyi Min, as the Vice Chairman of Committee, briefed on preparations and plans for the ceremonies, followed by explanations of the heads of relevant committees and sub-committees on their works.
Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko, Permanent Secretary U Tun Ohn and Director-General U Aung Soe Win from the Planning and Administrative Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained about the preparations made to invite senior monks who will receive the religious titles.
Vice President U Myint Swe gave comments and advice to ensure coordination based on the discussions before the meeting was concluded. The meeting came to a close by all the attendees reciting three times “Long live the Buddha Sasana”.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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