Narinjara, 18 August 2014:
A prominent Burmese monk has donated a cremation machine and a coffin carrier vehicle for the benefit of Rathidaung town residents. Dr Arriya Wantha, a well known monk of the country who has been preaching Buddha’s teaching across the globe, has shown the gesture in a ceremony held on August 8 last.
According to a monk named Ashin Kumara, the cremation machine and coffin carrier vehicle were handed over to a Rathidaung based social welfare association. The coffin carrier vehicle is understood to be worth 12 million kyat.
The donation ceremony was organized in Alodaw Pyi monastery of the town, where nearly 500 attendants including a member of the government-backed Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee – the highest order of Buddhist monks in the country- Maniratanar Saradaw and other committee leaders were presents. The function was also attended by the members of Buddhist religion committee of Arakan and monks representing 21 monasteries of the locality.
Besides preaching Buddha’s teaching, Dr Arriya Wantha, who is already over 70, continues involving with various social activities for the benefit of poor and needy people of Arakan.
The wish full-filled monk earlier donated 1000 sacks of rice, 2000 suits of clothes for the internally displaced people from Rathidaung, Muang Daw and Buthidaung .
He also donated foods, pocks and clothes of worth 250 million kyat for the Giri storm victims in Arakan that killed hundreds and destroyed thousands of houses & other properties in a number of Arakanese villages.