(Narinjara , March 11,2014 ) / Linmyat ( Pauk Taw)
Masoeyine Tikethit, Mahar Aung Mray of Mandalay, U Wirathu arrived in Pauk Taw, 30 miles east of Sittwe, on Tuesday morning, where he was welcomed by the local Rakhine people with the beating of holy drums.
A university student, who has reported the event to Narinjara after participating in the function said, “Saryardaw came with one monk and 13 followers. They took the Shwepyi Tan line speed boat.”
“As soon as the Rakhine drums were percussed, I turned enthusiastic,” said the student.
In the ancient time, the Rakhine traditional drumming was used to welcome the Arakanese Kings. Nowadays the instrument is used to greet the government VIPs or well known individuals of Arakan.
So when the local people used the same way to welcome U Wirathu, it shows that the Rakhine people have lot of respect to him, added the student.
In the same afternoon, U Wirathu addressed a gathering of 200 town dwellers of Pauk Taw and discussed about the importance of preserving Buddhism traditional values.
Later U Wei Ra Thu visited Ba One monastery, where he inspired the children and teachers from the monastery schools, informed U Kyaw Naing, a local teacher.
He also met the representatives from Ma Ba Tha committee (National patriotic monks committee), Pauk Taw social networks and the local media. U Wei Ra Thu also donated a digital camera to the chairman of National patriotic monks committee.
Saryardaw returned back to Sittwe by 2:20 pm on the same day. Presently in the Arakan capital city, U Wei Ra Thu is scheduled t deliver few patriotic lectures to the residents of Sittwe.