An interfaith gathering was held at Manaw Ramman Square Grounds in Maha Aung Myae Township, Mandalay, in support of the leadership of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday evening.
Present at the ceremony were Dr. Zaw Myint Maung, Mandalay Region Cabinet’s Chief Minister and ministers. U Aung Kyaw Oo, Speaker of Mandalay Region Pyithu Hluttaw and Hluttaw representatives, reverend Sayadaws and clerics from Interfaith group, U Tin Htut Oo, chairman of the Mandalay Region NLD and members, students from “Charge-free Learning Centre on Mother’s Lap” and townspeople — a total of about 3,000, it was estimated. At the ceremony, U Aung Thein Htay, a senior member of the Mandalay district NLD, led prayers on behalf of five inter-faiths, followed by prayers from those present at the ceremony.
Afterward, U Ariya Vamsa Bhivamsa of Myawady monastery, Pyigyi Tagun Township, sent blessings. Dr. U Zaw Win Aung, a Christian, U Muthu Kumar Mann, a Hindu, U Maung Nu, the secretary of Jamiat Ulema-e Islam, and U Myint Swe of the Bahai faith also sent blessings. Those present at the ceremony stood still for seven minutes holding lighted candles, also praying for peace in Myanmar. The ceremony came to an end at 7 pm.
Tin Maung (Mandalay)