Updated : August 6, 2019
Starting from the Rangoon University Golden Jubilee in 1970, the term “Swel Daw Yeik” became a synonym for RIT and its predecessors.
Swel Daw Yeik Anyeint became a feature of the RIT gatherings such as Singapore Thingyan & SPZPs.
Swel Daw Yeik Sar Saung was published by Saya U Moe Aung & team to commemorate SPZP-2002, SPZP-2007, and SPZP-2010 in Singapore.
Swel Daw Yeik Magazine was published to commemorate SPZP-2012, Shwe YaDu and SPZP-2016 (all held at the Gyogone Campus).
Before, during and after SPZP-2012, Saya U Moe Aung (Tekkatho Moe War) had informal discussions with U Ko Ko (Hset Hmu), U Myint Pe, U Wynn Htain Oo, and several other RIT Ah Nu Pyinnya Shins about forming Swel Daw Yeik Foundation to help alums and sayas.
U Khin Maung Tun (Htet Linn Lu Say, T78) pledged/donated K1500+ lakhs for Swel Daw Yeik Foundation. He also graciously accepted the Presidency.
Saya U Moe Aung is Patron of SYDF. Saya also leads the PR team for providing information and update.
U Wynn Htain Oo (M72) is an evangelist of SDYF. His postings describe the background and activities of SDYF.
Activities of SDYF
- Health Care for eligible sayas and sayamas.
- (a) The financial assistance for sayas undergoing hospitalization was initially K2 Lakhs. It was then increased to K4 – K6 Lakhs. Sayas requiring personal aids and/or frequent trips to the medical clinics are also provided financial assistance on the need basis (and upon approval at the SDYF meeting).
- (b) Annual Medical Checkup (which was initiated by the “Steeve and Helen Kay Health Care Fund” and the “U Khin Maung Tun and family Fund for vision care”.
- Physical, moral, and monetary support for the GJ celebrations in December, 2014
- Shwe YaDu Lann project
- Planting the Swel Daw Bins
- Shwe YaDu benches
- Repairing/replace of roofs of selected houses in the Campus
- Garbage cans & collection
- Helping YTU Library Project
- Coordinating with the Alumni Association
- Long term plan for a Geha for needy sayas and sayamas
- Repaying the metta and cetana of all eligible sayas and sayamas world wide
- Helping young alums and passing the “RIT Spirit” to them