Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko donates cash to monasteries

Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko donates Ks 3 million to monasteries in Yangon. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko made a cash donation to monasteries in Yangon Region yesterday afternoon. The monasteries receiving the donations were Sagaing Pariyatti Monastery, Thingangyun Township, Thuwunna; Maha Visudayone Shwe Kyin Tike Thit Monastery, Bahan Township, Nandawun Road and Vizawdayone Monastery, Mayangon Township, Ward 9, Mya Sabei Road.
After Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko arrived at Sagaing Pariyatti Monastery, the Union Minister and party took the five precepts from State Ovadacariya patron Sayadaw Agga Maha Pandita Agga Maha Ganda Vasaka Pandita Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotikadaza Bhaddanta Dhamma Nanda. The Sayadaw and sanghas then chanted the Metta Sutta, and the Union Minister donated Ks 3 million for “soon”, which was accepted by the monastery’s caretaker group. Following this, Sagaing Pariyatti Monastery patron Sayadaw delivered a sermon, and merit was shared for the donation that was made. Afterwards, the Union Minister and party went to Maha Visudayone Shwe Kyin Tike Thit Monastery, and the Union Minister donated Ks 3 million for “soon” for Yaw Sayadaw Tipitakadhara Dhammabhandagarika Agga Maha Pandita Bhaddanta Thiranenanda Bivamsa, which was accepted by monastery officials. The Union Minister and party then went to Vizawdayone Monastery and donated Ks 3 million for “soon” for State Ovadacariya patron Sayadaw, head chairman of Shwekyin sasana Sayadaw Abhidhaja Maharatta Guru Bhaddanta Vizawta. The events were attended by representatives of the Department of Religious Affairs, Director General U Myint Oo and officials.

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