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Stone Inscription: Great Ceremony To Be Recorded On Stone Inscription

2 January 2018

Stone inscription is planned to erect for a record on holding of the great ceremony of the Buddhabhiseka  consecration.

The plan will be carried out by Yangon Region Government, according to the Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein.

The ceremony was successfully completed on first of January; marking as a great record in the course of history of the Great Shwe Dagon Pagoda was built since 2,605 years ago.

List of 18,000 members of Sangha who administered the ceremony is planned to keep in the “record book” according to the Yangon Region Government.

The amount of donation accounts more than 3 billion kyats; the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture said. They will also be used for erection of stone inscription of Tipitaka as a next step.

Chairman, Sangha Nayaka Comm. (Yangon Region), Dr. Iddhibala said “It has been 2,605 years already that the Shwe Dagon Pagoda was built. Huge numbers of Sangha paid homage to the pagoda. So my pleasure on holding of it is almost indescribable.”

Editing process of Tipitaka will be supported by the minister in term of participation with venerable monks as well as experts.

DIRECTOR, HEAD OF RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS, SEIN MAW said “Stone inscription of Tipitaka is not such an easy thing to do. We need venerable monks and experts to edit it. These are the things we have to work for.”

Meanwhile in the next day of the ceremony, honoring event on successful holding of the Buddhabhiseka consecration was held at the temporary “Emerald Beikman” located at the Southern corner of Shwe Dagon Pagoda.

Shwe Than Lwin company initiated the activity. At which donors, volunteers as well as government officials joined the event.

SECRETARY, MYANMAR LICENSED CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION, KO KO AUNG said “The association is comprised of people with different religions. We want to show our unity and kindness. Under the leadership of our association’s chairman, we participated in such a religious activity with cash donation and volunteering.”

It’s also learnt that cash donation will be put in the “record book” according to the Yangon Region Government.