MoRAC donates Waso robes, cash for meals at monasteries

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Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko presents K5 million cash donation for Nyaungdon Pariyatti Monastery in Yangon on 30 August 2020. Photo ; MNA

The Pali University Nyaungdon Pariyatti Monastery and the Maha Visudayon (Pali University) Shwe Kyin New Monastery in Bahan Township, Yangon, hosted Waso robe offering ceremonies to Members of Sangha yesterday.
Offertories were presented and ‘soon’ endowments were donated to the Members of Sangha in conjunction with the Waso robe offering ceremonies at the Parayatti monasteries.
Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko, Department of Religious Affairs Director-General U Myint Oo, Deputy Director-General U Tun Nyunt and officials took the Five Precepts from Pali University Nyaungdon Pariyatti Monastery’s Presiding Sayadaw Agga Maha Pandita Bhaddanta Pavarabhivamsa.
At the ceremony, the Union Minister said: “All countries around the world are striving to curb the spread of coronavirus with various methods, and are making efforts to produce vaccines.”
The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar’s National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID – 19) is also trying to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country with accelerated speeds.
The government also successfully held nationwide Pahtamapyam, Dhammacariya Examinations and Tipitakadhara Tipitaka Kovida Congratulatory Ceremony in July 2020.
Pahtamapyam Exam results were announced on 28 August and Dhammacariya Exam results were declared on 30 August.
Pahtamapyam Exam pass rate is 82.04 per cent, and Dhammacariya Exam pass rate is 76.43 per cent. The figures showed that this year’s pass rates are higher than last year’s.
During COVID-19, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture has been donating ‘soon’ endowments to Pariyatti monasteries so that Members of Sangha and nuns, who are learning Dhamma texts, do not have any difficulties and worries about ‘soon’.
Well-wishers and donors, together with the ministry, have also been donating ‘soon’ endowments to the Members of Sangha, the Union Minister said.
After the Union Minister and officials had offered Waso robes to the Members of Sangha, the Union Minister presented the donation of K5 million ‘soon’ endowments to the monastery’s caretaker group member U Nyi Nyi who returned him certificate of honour.
He accepted the donation of K3 million to electric light endowment by U Myo Myint and Daw Thandar Win of Myo Naing Naing Company, and returned them certificate of honour.
The ceremony was concluded after the monastery’s lecturer Sayadaw Agga Maha Vasaka Pandita Bhaddanta Naradabhivamsa delivered a sermon.
In the afternoon, the Union Minister and officials visited the Maha Visudayon (Pali University) Shwe Kyin New Monastery and took the Five Precepts from the monastery’s Presiding Sayadaw Agga Maha Pandita Tipitaka Dara Tipitakakovida Yaw Sayadaw Bhanddanta Sirinandabhivamsa.
They also listened to the Parittas chanted by Members of Sangha at the monastery.
The Union Minister reported on the purpose of the donation, and he and officials offered Waso robes and made offertories to the Members of Sangha.
He also presented the donation of K5 million ‘soon’ endowment to the monastery’s caretaker group secretary U Tha Hla, who returned him certificate of honour.
The ceremony came to an end after Yaw Sayadaw Bhanddanta Sirinandabhivamsa delivered a sermon.—MNA
(Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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