Month: December 2020

Sayadaw

A sayadaw is the senior monk or abbot (chief resident monk) of a monastery.Sayadaw is often used interchangeably with the term “U”. A distinguished sayadaw would often be referred to as sayadawgyi as a sign of reverence. The terms “sayadaw” and “sayadawgyi” originally corresponded to the senior monks […]

U Thant

Won essay and translation competitions in his youth. Had excellent communication skills (reading, writing, speaking). Was requested by his mother to study only for two years at the University of Rangoon and then return and work. Became a Saya at the Pantanaw National School. For accreditation requirements of […]

1960s

In 1960 the Caretaker Government finally held Elections. Pyidaung Su Party led by U Nu won by a land slide. The victory would be short lived. Burma hosted the Second SEAP Games in December 1961. Burma dominated most events and placed first. About 20 RU students represented Burma. […]