Union Minister U Ko Ko pays homage to State Ovada Cariya Sayadaw of Shwedagon Pagoda Board of Trustees, inspects preparations at Shwedagon Pagoda

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Union Minister U Ko Ko and party pay homage to the State Ovada Cariya Sayadaw of the Shwedagon Pagoda Board of Trustees on 7 February 2021. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture U Ko Ko accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Director-General of Religious Affairs Department and officials visited the Insein Ywama Pariyatti Monastery yesterday and paid homage to State Ovada Cariya and member of Shwedagon Pagoda Board of Trustees Sayadaw Agga Maha Pandita Bhaddanta Tilokabhivumsa.
During the visit, the Union Minister explained the current State situation and activities, pilgrimage programmes of Shwedagon Pagoda and other pagodas located in Nay Pyi Taw and regions/states for the monks and people in accordance with the COVID-19 health rules of the Ministry of Health and Sports.
The Union Minister also presented the activities for the promotion and propagation of the Sasana, Pariyatti and Paripatti Sasana and donated the offertories.
The Union Minister and party then received the instructions from the Sayadaw.
He also inspected the preparations to open the Shwedagon Pagoda in accordance with the COVID-19 health rules of the Ministry of Health and Sports.
Pagoda Board of Trustees member U Thaung Htike briefed on the preparations and the Union Minister added the necessary instructions.—MNA (Translated by KTZH)

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