Saturday, September 15, 2018

3290. Myanmar Stories. Contribute to society and profession - building a library in a monastery

Young men and women
Not everyone is fortunate
If you are fit and healthy, contribute to society and your profession
Within your means  

Drs Thein Thein Aung and Thin Thin Soe worked in Singapore for more than 10 years.
Sent money to their monastery to build a library and buildings in this monastery which has a school

My friend Thin Thin Soe is a benefactor to the monastery and has donated money to build a library cum bedroom for the monk. "Don't use the monk's bathroom," she advised me. I used the common public bathroom in another building. It was dark and needed renovation.

Donors are appreciated and their names are shown on the buildings. Her grandparents and parents had been donating money to help this monastery. Recently, her mum and she donated $80,000 to build a new 2-storey building. The head monk showed us the location of the building to be built. "Plan for 3-storeys," I advised. "In case there is another donor with $40,000 later."

This monastery has a school to educate around 140 student monks as in the traditional monastery made of wood and housing student monks, seen in Inle Lake area. I was surprised to see the young student monks reciting their mantras in a big class-room.

A straight road to Yangon from Hintada cut travelling time by 1-2 hours but being unpaved, it was rocky bumpy ride for over 1 hour. Saw some sunflowers on the way.

Hinthada is a city found in Ayeyarwady, Myanmar. It is located 17.65 latitude and 95.46 longitude and it is situated at elevation 15 meters above sea level.

Hinthada has a population of 134,947 making it the 2nd biggest city in Ayeyarwady. It operates on the BURT time zone, which means that it follows the same time zone as Pathein.
Now in 2018, many new veterinary practices with gaseous anaethetic machines are set up.
Video April 13 - 16, 2017  Thingyan Festival in Myanmar
Donation of a water tank in 2016
Donations to another monastery and village

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