SAC Vice-Chairman Deputy Prime Minister Vice-Senior General Soe Win pays homage to remains of SSMNC Chairman Bhamo Sayadaw, inspects preparations for final rites ceremony

Chairman of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Presiding Patron of Bhamo Monastery in Mahanwesin Ward of Mahaaungmye Township in Mandalay Region Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru Abhidhaja Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotika Bhaddanta Kumara Bhivamsa, aged 94, vasa 74, passed away at 11:11 pm on 25 May (Thursday), 7th waxing of Nayon, 1385 ME.
The Vice-Senior General together with SAC members Dr Kyaw Tun and Khun San Lwin, Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture U Ko Ko and Chief Minister of Mandalay Region U Myo Aung, paid homage to the remains of Sayadaw yesterday morning.
The Vice-Senior General also paid homage to State Ovadacariya Presiding Patron of Mandalay’s Masoeyein Taikthit Agga Maha Pandita Bhaddanta Vasettha Bhivamsa and members of the Sangha and supplicated preparations for holding the final rites of the Bhamo Sayadaw.
The Vice-Senior General and party offered alms to members of the Sangha and shared merits gained. The Vice-Senior General and party offered meals to members of the Sangha.
The Vice-Senior General inspected the preparations for the final rites ceremony, the route for conveying the remains of Sayadaw, the cremation process, the construction of the incineration chamber and the plan to set ashes adrift into the water and fulfilled the requirements.
The final rites ceremony of the Sayadaw which will commence at 2 pm on 6 June and ashes will be set adrift into the water at 5.30 am on 7 June will be broadcast live on MRTV HD Channel, MRTV Farmers’ Channel, MRTV Parliament Channel, MWD HD Channel, MWD Variety HD Channel, Maha Bawdi Channel and Buddha Channel. — MNA/TTA

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