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Monday, 17 October  2011 THE MYANMAR TIMES

President U Thein Sein, wife Daw Khin Khin Win visit Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, India

NAY PYI TAW, 16 Oct-Myanmar goodwill delegation led by President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win visited Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya of Gaya on 13 October morning.

President U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win, accompanied by Union ministers and delegation members, paid homage to the Buddha image at the temple built by King Siridhama Asoka and offered meal, fruit, flower, water, lights and Shwekyar robe.

The President and party paid homage to the Buddha Image on the upper terrace of the temple, Aparajita throne and Mahabodhi tree.

They offered meal, flower, water, lights and joss sticks to the bronze Buddha image in front of Aparajita throre and Mahabodhi tree and circumam-bulated the temple.

They visited Sattamahatthana, seven sacred sites, and feed fishes at Mucalinda Lake, the sixth Sattamahatthana.

The delegation also visited Bodh Gaya Park.

On arrival at Bodh Gaya Temple Management Committee, the Presidentandwifeandparty donated cash through the committee officials who returned replica of the temple, Buddha image and books on Bodh Gaya published by the committee as Dhamma gifts.

The President and party attended Maha Kathina Robe-Offering Ceremony at Bodh Gaya Myanmar Monastery in Gaya.

The congregation led by the President received Nine Percepts from Sayadaw of Myanmar Monastery Member of Central Working Committee of the Sangha Chairman of Pradesi Sangha Nayaka Committee Sayadaw Agga Maha Pandita Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotikadhaja BhaddantaÑaninda. Members of Sangha recited Parrittas.

President U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win offered Kathina robe and provisions to the Sayadaw.

Union ministers and those present offered robes and provisions to members of Sangha from 27 Myanmar monasteries in India.

Wife of the President Daw Khin Khin Win offered robes to nuns.

Union Minister for Religious Affairs Thura U Myint Maung supplicated on Religious affairs.

They received sermon from Abbot Sayadaw of Bodh Gaya Myanmar Monastery Sassanadaja Dhammaçariya Dr Tejinda and shared merits.

Also present on the occasion were President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry U Win Aung, Dr Daw Moe Mya Mya and family, Chairman of Myanmar Beans, Pulses and Sesame Merchants Association U Tun Lwin, Chairman of Myanmar Rice Industry Association U Chit Khaing, U Thein Win and Daw Ni and Shwe Than Lwin Company family, and U Naw Aung of Aung Chan Tha Company donated US$ 10000 each for construction of Myanmar Sassana Beikman in Gaya.

Accompanied by the Myanmar Ambassador to India and wife, and the Indian Ambassador to Myanmar and wife, President U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win and party flew to New Delhi by special flight of Air India. They were welcomed by Indian Minister of State for Defence Mr M M Pallamraju, the Chief of Protocol and officials of Indian Minister of Home Affairs, Military Attaché Col Thein Lwin and wife, officials from embassy and military attaché office at Palam Air Force Station in New Delhi. They proceeded to ITC Maurya Hotel by motorcade.

President U Thein Sein visits Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) at Pusa Campus in New Delhi

NAY PYI TAW, 16 Oct-Myanmar delegation led by President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein visited the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) at Pusa Campus in New Delhi of India at 9.40 am yesterday.

They were welcomed by Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food Processing Industries & Parliamentary Affairs Shri Harish Rawat and officials of IARI.

IARI Director Dr HS Gupta and Additional Director Mr HS Gaur reported on tasks of IARI and research works.

Union Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Myint Hlaing, Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development and for Livestock and Fisheries U Tin Naing Thein and President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry U Win Aung explained cooperation in technology for development of agriculture sector of Myanmar, earliest establishment of Agriculture Research Centre in Myanmar with assistance of India, promotion of production and quality of paddy for Myanmar farmers, cooperation in Basmati hybrid seeds production that gets good price in the world market, provision of technology and quality strain assistance for paddy and other crops production, and providing pedigree cows and value-added product technology for milk and dairy product sector.

In his address, the President said that agriculture sector plays a pivotal role in cooperation in all sectors between Myanmar and India. It is necessary to reform conventional cultivation system to good agricultural pattern to ensure food security for increasing population.

In doing so, assistance and cooperation of agriculturalists from India are most essential. Therefore, technologies are to be shared for enabling Myanmar scholarship students at IARI and for agricultural technology development of Agriculture Research Centre.

President U Thein Sein presented gifts to the Indian Deputy Minister and officials of IARI.

Accompanied by the Indian Deputy Minister and officials of IARI, the President and party viewed display of farming machinery, cultivation of research paddy strain at Green House, display of quality strains of seeds and cultivation of Basmati at Rice Mechanization Machinery Booth.

IARI focuses on research on cultivation of paddy, other crops, vegetables and flowery plants, production rate of farmers and the State and raising quality. The institute is taking a leading role in the agricultural education sector in India.

President U Thein Sein, wife Daw Khin Khin Win lay wreath at Mahatma Gandhi’s Samadhi

NAY PYI TAW, 16 Oct - President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win proceeded to Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi after attending the welcoming ceremony of President of the Republic of India Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil at 9 am on 14 October.

First, President U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win laid a wreath and paid tribute holding a minute silence at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi.

Next, the President and wife went around the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi clockwise and scattered petals of flowers on it.

Then they signed visitors’ book. The secretary of committee of memorial of Mahatma Gandhi gave an account of maintenance works and presented a commemorative book and a life sized half sized statue of Mahatma Gandhi to the President.

Next, the President and wife and party arrived back the hotel.

Myanmar emerge champions in Mekong Region Youth U 21 International Football Tournament

NAY PYI TAW, 16 Oct- In the final of Mekong Region Youth U-21 International Football Tournament in Cambodia today Myanmar Team emerged champions after beating Thailand 2-1.

Myanmar scored winning goal just after the second half of extra time as the two teams pdrew 1-1 after the ninty minute.

Panpak of Thailand scored the leading goal at 40 min of the first half of the match and midfielder Zaw Lin from Nay Pyi Taw F.C levelled after just one minute. Nay Pyi Taw F.C midfielder Thet Naing secured the winning goal in the 106 minute of the additional time to get revenge for Myanmar's defeat in U-19 ASEAN Football Tournament.

Earthquake news

NAY PYI TAW, 16 Oct-The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology announced that a moderate earthquake of magnitude 5.4 Richter Scale with its epicentre outside Myanmar (northern Sumatra, Indonesia) about 1000 miles south of Kaba Aye Seismological observatory was recorded at 23 hrs 48 min 10 sec MST today.

President U Thein Sein, wife meet staff and families of Myanmar Embassy in India

NAY PYI TAW, 16 O c t - M y a n m a r delegation led by President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win met Myanmar Ambassador to India U Zin Yaw and wife Dr Daw Khin Thiri, Military Attaché Col Thein Lwin and wife, staff of embassy and Office of the Military Attaché, their families, Myanmar trainees attending courses in New Delhi and Myanmar staff of the WHO at the ambassador’s residence in New Delhi of the Republic of India on 13 October evening.

The President and wife received respects of them in accord with Myanmar tradition.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the Tatmadaw government had strived for infrastructural development in social, education, health, transportation, agriculture and energy sectors, which is pivotal for stability and development of the nation for 22 years exactly since its inevitable assumption of the State’s responsibility in 1988; such efforts were made to pave the way for establishment of democratic nation and as a result, the political system of the nation had been smoothly transformed into democracy system; now, distinct democratic practices were introduced under three interrelated branches of power namely legislative, executive and judiciary powers; the new government could manage to overcome the military, political, and economic pressures with resolution; now, the nation was peaceful and stable, making all-out efforts for development; Myanmar maintained friendly and cooperative ties with neighbour according to geo-politics; India was a friendly neighbour who had been assisting Myanmar in various sectors such as economy, human resources development, industrial development and so on; so, embassy staff were to attach great importance to foster the existing friendly and cooperative ties with India.

Next, the President and wife presented gifts to the ambassador, the military attaché, staff of the embassy and the office of the military attaché, and Myanmar trainees. The ambassador and wife hosted dinner to the President and entourages.

President U Thein Sein, wife Daw Khin Khin Win arrive in Gaya of India

NAY PYI TAW, 16 Oct - At the invitation of Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, President of the Republic of India, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win together with delegation members left here by air for Gaya of the Republic of India on 12 October morning.

Accompanied by Lt-Gen Hla Htay Win of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, Union Minister for Border Affairs and for Myanma Industrial Development Lt- Gen Thein Htay, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin and wife, Union Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Myint Hlaing, Union Minister for Religious Affairs Thura U Myint Maung, Union Minister for Industry-1 and for Industry-2 U Soe Thein, Union Minister for Electric Power No (1) U Zaw Min, Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development and for Livestock and Fisheries U Tin Naing Thein, Union Minister for Transport U Nyan Tun Aung, Union Minister for Energy U Than Htay, Union Minister for Science and Technology U Aye Myint, Union Minister for Commerce U Win Myint, Deputy Minister for Health Dr Win Myint and departmental heads, President U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win arrived in Gaya of the Republic of India at 10 am local standard time.

Myanmar Ambassador to India U Zin Yaw and Mr. Manish Kumar, In-charge of Protocol Department of the Ministry of External Affairs of India boarded the plane and welcomed President U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win.

Next, the President and wife were welcomed by Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Dr. Villur Sundararajan Seshadri and wife, Dr. Daw Khin Thiri, wife of the Myanmar Ambassador to India, District Majestic Mrs. Vandana Preyashi of Gaya and departmental heads.

Then two Myanmar youth presented a bouquet to the President and wife.

Afterwards, Consul General U Kyaw Tint Swe of Myanmar Consulate General in Kolkata and wife, staff and family members of the embassy and consulate general welcomed the President and wife.

The Myanmar delegation led by President U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win arrived at Royal Residency in Gaya in a motorcade.

President U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win visit Akshardham Temple

NAY PYI TAW, 16 Oct - President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win and delegation members visited Akshardham Temple in New Delhi, India, on 14 October evening.

The President and wife and party were welcomed there by responsible persons of the temple who explained the history and architecture of the temple to them.

Next, responsible persons of the temple welcomed the President and wife and party again in a cultural and traditional way.

Then, the President and wife and party observed ancient cultural heritage of India, Hindu religious edifices made of stones and stone-curving arts works, paintings and statues and took Hall of Values and Cultural Boat Ride.

Afterwards, the President signed visitors' book, made cash donation and presented gifts.

President U Thein Sein, wife Daw Khin Khin Win arrive back from India

NAY PYI TAW, 16 Oct- The Myanmar delegation led by President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win arrived at the Palam Airbase in New Delhi of the Republic of India to come back home from India at 12:45 pm yesterday.

They were seen off by Minister of State for Defence Mr. M.M. Pallamraju, Myanmar Ambassador to India U Zin Yaw and wife, Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Dr. Villur Sundararajan Seshadri and wife, military attaché Col Thein Lwin and wife, family members of the embassy and military attaché office, Chief of Protocal of Ministry of External Affairs, and officials concerned.

The President-led delegation left India for home by Myanmar Airways International Special Flight at 1:00 pm. They arrived back Nay Pyi Taw in the evening.

Union Ministers hold discussions with Indian counterparts

NAY PYI TAW, 16 Oct - Lt- Gen Hla Htay Win of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief and Union Ministers who were accompanying President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win on a goodwill visit to India discussed matters related to their respective sectors with officials of the Republic of India.

Lt-Gen Hla Htay Win of the Office of Commander-in- Chief on 14 October met Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General V K Singh, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC of Indian Armed Forces at Directorate General of Military Intelligence in New Delhi, and held comprehensive discussions on further strengthening of friendship between the two armed forces.

Lt-Gen Hla Htay Win met Home Secretary Mr. RK Singh of the Ministry of Home Affairs of India at ITC Maurya Hotel yesterday. They exchanged views on security of borders.

Union Minister for Border Affairs and for Myanma Industrial Development Lt-Gen Thein Htay on 14 October met Minister of State with Independent Charge Mr. Paban Singh Ghatowar of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and Secretary Mrs. Jayati Chandran at the latter’s office.

At the meeting, they held discussions on long-term assistance to be given by India for friendly relations between Myanmar and India, stability and regional development along 1640-kilometre border and betterment of road transport in Naga Self-Administered Zone.

Union Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Myint Hlaing called on Indian Minister of Agriculture Mr. Sharad Pawar at the latter’s office on 14 October.

They exchanged views on further cooperation in agriculture sector, technical assistance for establishment of Agriculture Research Centre in Myanmar and matters related to food sufficiency and mutual cooperation of agriculturists.

Union Minister for Industry-1 and for Industry-2 U Soe Thein met Indian Minister for Heavy Industry and Public Enterprise Mr. Praful Patel at Krishi Bhwan in New Delhi on 14 October. The Indian minister was accompanied by Deputy Secretary Mr. S.S Mahlawat of Department of Heavy Industry and officials.

They held comprehensive discussions on sharing Indian experiences and knowledge on industrial development for public enterprises of Myanmar, investments of Indian entrepreneurs, boosting investment and trade activities of India upon completion of Kyaukpyu deep-sea port and Dawei region special economic zone and further cooperation between India and Myanmar.

Union Ministers for Industry-1 and for Industry- 2 U Soe Thein, Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development U Tin Naing Thein and Union Minister for Commerce U Win Myint attended the meeting between Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry held at the hall of FICCI in New Delhi on 14 October.

It was also attended by RUMFCCI President U Win Aung, Chairman of Myanmar Rice Industry Association U Chit Khaing, Chairman of Myanmar Beans, Pulses and Sesame Merchants Association U Tun Lwin, Chairman of Shwe Thanlwin Co Ltd U Kyaw Win and Chairman of Aung Chantha Co Ltd U Naw Aung, the President of FICCI and executives and Indian entrepreneurs.

Both sides held discussions on investment and trade activities between the two countries.

Next, RUMFCCI President U Win Aung explained prospects in Myanmar investment sector and potentials for boosting trade. An MoU on further cooperation in trade and investment between RUMFCCI and FICCI was signed.

Union Minister for Electric Power No (1) U Zaw Min met Indian Minister for Energy Mr. Sushil Kumar Shinde at the latter’s office on 14 October.

They held discussions on hydropower projects being implemented on a mutual basis.

Union Minister for Energy U Than Htay met Indian Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Mr. S Jaipal Reddy at the latter’s office on 14 October.

At the meeting, they held comprehensive discussions on bilateral cooperation in energy sector, sending Indian experts to Myanmar for holding a detailed discussion with Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise, cooperation in establishment of LNG Plant and distribution of petroleum products.

Performing Arts Competitions continues for second day

NAY PYI TAW, 16 Oct-The 18th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions continued for the second day at the designated places in Yezin Universities’ Campus in Zeyathiri Township today.

Among the enthusiasts were Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunnna Maung Lwin, Secretary of the Leading Committee for Organizing the Performing Arts Competitions Deputy Minister for Culture Daw Sanda Khin and deputy ministers, members of the work committee and subcommittees, members of the central panel of judges and those from states and regions, team managers and contestants, departmental personnel and national race excursion groups.

A total of 15 contestants participated in the basic education level (10-15 aged) girls’ Maha Gita song contest and seven in the amateur level (first class) men’s Maha Gita song contest at the Assembly Hall of University of Agriculture.

At the convocation hall of University of Veterinary Science, seven contestants took part in the amateur level (first class) women’s dancing contest and eight contestants in the men’s event. At Padamya Hall of University of Agriculture, four contestants competed in the religious story narration (Kwetseik) under the title of embryo Buddha’s quest for the Truth.

Eight contestants participated in the amateur level (first class) men’s and women’s song composing contest, 15 in the (second class) contest and 11 in the higher education level (men’s and women’s) contest at the training hall- 2 of Agricultural research Department.

At the convocation hall of University of Forestry, two students participated in the basic education level (15-20 aged) men’s piano contest, four in the (15-20 aged)
women’s contest and four in the (10-15 aged) women’s contest.

Ten contestants took part in the amateur level (second class) men’s guitar contest, three in the (second class) women’s contest, three in the basic education level (10-15 aged) men’s guitar contest, three in the basic education level (10-15 aged) girls’ guitar contest and three in the higher education level men’s guitar contest at training hall of University of Agriculture.

At the convocation hall of University of Agriculture, a total of 12 contestants competed in the amateur level (second class) men’s xylophone contest and five in the
higher education level (women’s) xylophone contest.

At the assembly hall of Forest Research Division, eight students participated in the basic education level (10-15 aged) boys’ solo orchestra contest and seven in the amateur level (first class) men’s solo orchestra contest.

At the training hall-1 of Agricultural Research Department, three troupes took part in the basic education level (5-10 aged) boys’ orchestra troupe contest, and three in the (10-15 aged) boys’ contest.

At the assembly hall of Agricultural Research Department, seven contestants competed in the amateur level (first class) men’s Dobet contest and four in the higher education level (men’s) Dobet contest.

Union Sports Minister meets trainees, officials of SPEI (Yangon)

YANGON, 16 Oct-Chairman of Myanmar National Sports Committee Union Minister for Sports U Tint Hsan inspected the sites for extended construction of gymnasiums and buildings in the compound of Sports and Physical Education Institute (Yangon) in Tamway Township yesterday morning.

In meeting with officials and trainees of the institute and Basic Education High School, the Union Minister spoke words of encouragement and cash assistance to 172 trainees selected for the XXVII SEA Games and trainees from Sports Plus Education Training Course.

At the Myanmar Shooting Range in Dagon Myothit (North) Township, the Union Minister viewed training of selected Myanmar shooters.

At Pyidaungsu Hall in Kyaikkasan Sports Ground in Tamway Township, the Union Minister met officers of the ministry who will discharge duties in XXVI SEA Games and then attended the national level workshop on promotion of Myanmar football skills at the Gold Hotel of Myanmar Football Federation in Thingangyun Township.

Enthusiasts may enjoy Performing Arts Competitions

NAY PYI TAW, 16 Oct-The 18th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions is being held on a grand scale with five aims in Yezin Universities’ Campus, here, from 15 to 23 October.

The enthusiasts and audience may enjoy presentation of contestants in the competitions.

Work Committee for Organizing 18th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions meets

NAY PYI TAW, 16 Oct-The Work Committee for Organizing the 18th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions met at Forest Research Department in Yezin Universities’ Campus in Nay Pyi Taw Zeyathiri Township this evening, with an address by Secretary of the Leading Committee for Organizing the 18th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions Deputy Minister for Culture Daw Sanda Khin.

Next, members of the work committee, secretaries of subcommittees, panel of judges discussed respective works and follow-up tasks and the secretary coordinated essentials.

Dy Education Minister meets trainees of English Language Proficiency Course

YANGON,16 Oct- Deputy Minister for Education U Aye Kyu attended at the opening of English Language Proficiency Course for JAT and PAT teachers at Ruby Hall of Basic Education Middle School No. 1 in Dagon Township here this morning.

In his address, the Deputy Minister said that only when English language is used in international relations, will all tasks be smooth.

English language is to be provided to the students to be able to smoothly connect with international community and to study modern technologies. He stressed the need for the students to adore mother language as well as use English language as com-munication tool.

At the office of No. 3 BED, he met district and township education officers and school heads of BEHSs.

Slight earthquake hits inside Myanmar

NAY PYI TAW, 16 Oct- A slight earthquake of magnitude (4.0) Richter Scale with its epicenter inside Myanmar about (35) miles Northeast of Mandalay seismological observatory (about 8 miles North of Hsedaw Village, Madaya Township, Mandalay Region) was recorded at (12) hrs (29) min (32) sec M.S.T on 16th October, 2011, announced the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.

Drama contest titled Birth of Buddha continues

NAY PYI TAW,16 Oct- Sagaing Region drama troupe took part in the drama contest under the title of “Birth of Buddha’’ of the 18th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions at convocation hall of University of Veterinary Science in Yezin Universities’ Campus in Zeyathiri Township here at 7 pm today.

Union Minister for Cooperatives U Ohn Myint and wife, Union Minister for Industry-1 and for Industry-2 U Soe Thein, Secretary of Leading Committee for Organizing the Performing Arts Competitions Deputy Minister for Culture Daw Sanda Khin, chairpersons and members of subcommittees, members of central panel of judges and enthusiasts enjoyed the performance.


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