Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham attends opening of seven historic sites in Mandalay

Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham and wife Daw Nan Shwe Hmon visit seven religious and historic  sites in Mandalay.—MNA
Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham and wife Daw Nan Shwe Hmon visit seven religious and historic sites in Mandalay.—MNA

Mandalay, 29 March — Seven historic sites were opened in Mandalay on Sunday, attended by Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham and wife Daw Nan Shwe Hmon, Union Ministers U Win Myint, Dr Than Aung and U Soe Win, and Mandalay Region Chief Minister U Ye Myint.
The vice president and his wife, together with well-wishers and members of the Sangha led by Sitagu World Buddhist Academy’s Chancellor Sayadaw Dr Ashin Nanissara, planted a Bodhi Tree.
The vice president and wife, union ministers and high-ranking officials presented offertories to members of the Sangha, followed by a sermon delivered by Sayadaw Bhaddanta Sasanabhivamsa.
King Mindon of Konbaung Dynasty donated the seven historic sites, which were Mahalokamarajin Kuthodaw Pagoda, Maha Atulaweiyan Atumashi Monastery, Maha Patthana Golden Prayers’ Hall, Thudhamma Hostel, Pitaka House, Mandalay Palace Wall and Mote.
Their construction started in 1221 Myanmar Era and was complete two years later. They were destroyed by fire during the Second World War. These sites were reconstructed at a cost of over K 5 billion contributed by Thiri Thudhamma Manijotadaya Dr Kyaw Win and wife Thudamma Theingi Daw Myint Myint Than.
In the afternoon, Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham and his entourage visited Mandalay Dental University, where he met faculty members and staff.
The vice president urged faculty members of the university to improve the quality and capacity of students, pledging teaching aids to the university.
After signing in the visitors’ book of the university, he toured the university.
Mandalay Dental University came into existence on 1 October 1998 and then was affiliated to Mandalay University of Medicine on 29 November 1999.—MNA

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