VP U Myint Swe presides over meeting of Waso-robe donation organizing committee

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VP U Myint Swe presides over meeting of Waso-robe donation organizing comittee

Preparations for the government’s Waso-robe offering ceremony were discussed in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning. Vice President U Myint Swe, in his capacity as the patron of the leading committee for holding this ceremony, presided over the meeting which was attended by Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko, members of the leading committee Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman Dr Myo Aung, Deputy Ministers Maj-Gen Soe Tint Naing, U Maung Maung Win, U Kyi Min, U Kyaw Myo and U Khin Maung Win, Nay Pyi Taw Council member U Aung Myin Tun, Deputy Commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command Col Soe Nyunt, members of the working committee, the 10 sub-committees and departmental officials. The Vice President delivered his opening remarks at the meeting, with a wide range of advice on preventive measures against COVID-19 in accordance with the guidelines, public announcements, orders and directives of the National-level Central Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the Ministry of Health and Sports. The Vice President then elaborated on the background of the Waso-robe offering ceremony during the lifetime of the Buddha.

The ceremony is scheduled for 29 July and a total of 36 senior monks will be invited to the donation ceremony. The Vice President also advised on transportation and accommodations for these monks, as well as coordination among the leading committee, the working committee and the sub-committees. Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko and Deputy Minister U Kyi Min explained the formation of committees, and officials briefed on the works of their respective committees. The ceremony is being prepared by the 12-member leading committee, 18-member working committee and the 10 sub-committees.