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1951 – 56

1954

Matriculation

Koon Yin Chu (Phillip Chu, SPHS54, A60) stood first in Burma in the Matriculation of 1954. He would also stand first in his Architecture class when he graduated in 1960.

RUBC and SPHS

An Old Paulian crew won the Senior Novices at RUBC (Rangoon University Boat Club).
Sao Hso Holm (Bow)
Than Nyunt (2)
M. Hla Min (3)
Tun Shein (Stroke)
Tin Htut (Cox)

  • Saya U Tin Htut is Past Captain and RUBC Gold.
  • U Tun Shein (Willie) is RUBC Gold.
  • Saya Dr. Than Nyunt (George) is Past Captain and RUBC Gold.
  • Saya M. Hla Min is RUBC Gold. He taught at SPHS.
  • Sao Hso Holm (son oe Arzani Sao San Htun) studied English Honors (First Class), and Law. He retired from UN and moved to Australia.

Sixth Buddhist Council

  • The Sixth Buddhist Council was held at the Maha Pathana Hlaing Gu at Kaba Aye Pagoda, Rangoon, Burma.
  • 2500 Sayadaws from Burma and neighboring Theravada countries attended the Council.
  • The Patrons include U Nu (Prime Minister), Sir U Thwin (Sasana Yeik Tha) and several Sayadawgyis (e.g. Nyaung Yan Sayada).
  • Mahasi Sayadaw U Sobhana served as the Chief Questioner.
  • Mingun Tipitaka Sayadaw U Vittacarbhivamsa responded and elaborated on the questions. Mingun Sayadaw was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for his phenomenal memory.

1955

Matriculation

  • Something unexpected happened in the Matriculation examination of 1955.
  • Many brilliant students from St Paul’s High School (SPHS) failed in English.
    To this day, no one knows whether it was a mistake.
  • The Brother Director and the teachers had to console them.
  • Most of them later received postgraduate degrees from prestigious universities in the USA.

1956

Matriculation

  • Three students from St. Peter’s High School in Mandalay stood First, Second and Joint Third in the Matriculation examination of 1956.
  • Than Myint (Harry, later Ph.D. in Physics) from St. Paul’s High School was Joint Third.
  • The SPHS matriculates include U Soe Paing, U Ko Ko Lay, U Win Htein, U Ba Min, Percy Maung Maung, and Richard Than Se,

Sixth Buddhist Council

  • The Sixth Buddhist Council ended after reaffirming the Tipitaka and selected CommentariesRUBC
  • The reaffirmed texts were translated into Burmese.
  • Both Pali and Burmese Tipitaka Texts were published.
  • Sayadaw U Silandananda and team were assigned to compile and publish the Tipitaka Pali-Burmese Dictionary.

RUBC

  • The Prime Minister of the Union of Burma donated a Challenge Cup for Inter-Club Coxed Fours.
  • The President of the Union of Burma donated a Challenge Cup for the Inter-Club Coxed Eights.
  • Rangoon University Boat Club (RUBC) invited Calcutta University Rowing Club (CURC) and Calcutta Lake Club (CLC) to compete at the Annual Regatta.
  • CURC, CLC and RUBC competed in the inaugural event for the Prime Minister’s Challenge Cup for the Coxed Fours.
  • CURC and CLC combined to compete against RUBC in the inaugural event for the President’s Challenge Cup. the Coxed Eights.

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