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).
Swel Daw Yeik Foundation (SDYF)
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.
- For eligible sayas and sayamas
- Financial assistance for sayas undergoing hospitalization was initially Two Lakh Kyats
Increased to Four (or more) Lakhs
- Sayas requiring personal aids and/or frequent trips to the medical clinics are also provided financial assistance on the need basis (with approval at a SDYF meeting)
- Annual Medical Checkup
Initiated by the “Steeve and Helen Kay Health Care Fund” and the “U Khin Maung Tun and family Fund for vision care“
The balance of the two Funds have been transferred to SDYF
Shwe YaDu Celebrations in 2014
- Physical, moral, and monetary support for the Shwe YaDu (Golden Jubilee) celebrations in December, 2014
- Shwe YaDu Lann project
- Planting the Swel Daw Bins
- Shwe YaDu benches
Help to RIT
- Help SPZPs
Repaying the metta and cetana of all eligible sayas and sayamas world wide
- Helping young alums and passing the “RIT Spirit” to them
- 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