Sitagu monk to rebuild destroyed Buddhist structures in Chin State
24 September 2015 — A highly respected Buddhist monk visited Hakha on Tuesday, making financial contributions towards reconstructing destroyed Buddhist buildings.
Bhante Ashin Nyanissara, better known as the Sitagu Sayadaw, donated an estimated sum of 1.5billion kyats to rebuild Buddhist pagoda and monastery affected by landslides.
The donation was received by Soe Win, Union minister of Religious Affairs, in a public event held at the Con Bik Hall of the Basic Education High School No. 2, where landslide-hit victims are taking shelter.
According to the statistics by the State government, at least one pagoda and one monastery were damaged in Chin State.
The 78-year-old monk, who established his own monastery, Sitagu Vihara, on Sagaing Hills in 1979, also made donations for Hakha landslide victims.
Early this year, he had made a trip to Hakha, the capital, visiting the Hakha General Hospital.
He is well known for his missionary and charity works in the country.
The Sayadaw founded the Sitagu Buddhist Academy and constructed the Sitagu Ayudana Hospital in Sagaing.#