Myanmar Sikhs paint earth green with 550 tree saplings

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By Asia Samachar Team | MYANMAR |

What better way than painting the earth green to celebrate Guru Nanak’s 550th birthday.

Myanmar Sikhs planted 550 tree saplings near a famous Buddhist temple in Nay Pyi Daw, yesterday (25 Aug 2019).

Three Myanmar union ministers attended the event to celebrate 550th birthday of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith.

“The government had allocated a land beside the famous Mahar Bodi Temple. Sikh will be coming all over Myanmar,” an organiser told Asia Samachar.

At the same event, the Sikh community donated 5.5millon Kyats to Thatta Thattaha Maha Bawdi Pagoda May Pwy Taw and the same amount to the victims of the recent flooding.

The donations were received by Minister of Religious Affairs Thura U Aung Ko and Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement minister Dr Wim Myat Aye, respectively.

Also present was Forestry Minister U Owm Wim.

The Indian embassy to Myanmar was represented by its ambassador Saurabh Kumar and navy attache Capt Manmeet Singh.

This is one of the bigger events outlined to celebrate the major milestone in the Sikh calendar.

All Myanmar Sikh Religious Council  secretary Bhupinder Singh also spoke at the event.

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