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February 19, 2019

174 gold plates, cash donated to Shwedagon Pagoda at 563rd ceremony

A donor family hands over a gold plate to a member of the Shwedagon Pagoda’s Board of Trustees.  photo: mna
A donor family hands over a gold plate to a member of the Shwedagon Pagoda’s Board of Trustees. 
photo: mna

Shwedagon Pagoda Trustee conducted a 563rd ceremony to donate cash and present certificates to the donors at Shwedagon Pagoda platform near the old Buddha image hall of southern stairway.
At the ceremony, wellwishers donated cash donation that was accepted by Board of Trustees alternating chair and members and in return presented certificates of honors to the donors.
The donors, attendees and the Board of Trustees members then took five precepts from Trustee Board Ovadacariya (Patron) Yangon Region, Bahan Township Nyaungdon Pali Takkatho Monastery Sayadaw Bhaddanta Pawara Bivamsa Agga Maha Gandavasak Panita, State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee member, shared merit, listened to a sermon and concluded the ceremony.
A total of 152 donors donated 174 gold plates and cash totaling over K 197 million it is learnt.—MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)

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