SAC Chairman Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing pays homage to Oxford Sayadaw of Shan State Buddhist University in Taunggyi Township

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SAC Chairman Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing presents religious matters to the Oxford Sayadaw of Shan State Buddhist University in Taunggyi on 1 October 2021.

Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, accompanied by his wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, SAC members, Union Ministers, the Shan State Chief Minister, Senior Military Officers of Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Office and their wives, the Commander of Eastern Command and officials visited the Shan State Buddhist University in Phayaphyu Ward of Pantin Village-tract of Taunggyi Township in Shan State (South), and paid homage to Oxford Sayadaw yesterday.
First, the Senior General and wife, and other officials paid homage to Dr Dhammasami, founder of Shan State Buddhist University and Professor of International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University.
Then, the Senior General supplicated health-related matters of Sayadaw, construction of Mara Wizaya, Bhumi Phassa Mudra Sitting Buddha Image in Dekkhinathiri Township of Nay Pyi Taw with four objectives: to show the world that Theravada Buddha Sasana is shining brightly in Myanmar; to bring peace and tranquility to the country; to make the regions prosperous with local and foreign pilgrims to the image and to be a supportive action for the development of the country, and other religious affairs.
The Senior General and his wife, and SAC members donated the cash and offertories to the Sayadaw and monks. The Sayadaw also gave Dhamma presents to them. After that, the SAC Chairman signed the visitor’s log of the university.
The SAC Chairman and wife, and members grew a badum tree in front of the Pitaka Library of the university and the monks recited sermons. Then, the officials looked at the tri Pitaka treatises translated into 12 languages including English, Korea and Sri Lanka. The founder Sayadaw of the University was born in Naungpan Village of Laikha Township of Shan State in 1964. At the age of six, the Sayadaw was ordained as a novice under supervision of Presiding Sayadaw of Thiri Mingala Oak Monastery in Laikha and became a monk at the age of 19. The Sayadaw received many awards at Myanmar Buddhist universities and international Buddhist universities and completed PhD of Oriental Institute, the University of Oxford in 2004. Then, Sayadaw carried out religious missionary in universities and colleges of world countries. Sayadaw established the Shan State Buddhist University on 7 February 2016. Sayadaw makes concerted efforts to emerge an international standard Buddhist university in the country and also translates and writes the Buddhist literature into Myanmar, English and Shan languages and publishes the books.—MNA

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