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Kathina robes offered to senior monks

Local authorities and well-wishers offer Kathina robes to members of the Sangha in Muse.  Photo: Muse District IPRD
Local authorities and well-wishers offer Kathina robes to members of the Sangha in Muse.
Photo: Muse District IPRD

THE 54th communal Kathina robe offering ceremony was held in Muse, northern Shan State on Wednesday.
Local residents, well-wishers and staff of companies conveyed their offertories from the airport to Shwethamin monastery in Muse along Pyidaungsu Road.
Dancing troupes performed dances and songs to audiences along the way. On their arrival at the monastery, the Taungpaingthar hot-air balloon team released hot-air balloons in commemoration of the donation of Kathina robes.
A total of 155 offertories worth K76,632,650 (US$59,066) were donated to senior Buddhist monks on the day. The donation ceremony was attended by the Muse District Deputy Commissioner U Kyaw Kyaw Tun, Township Administrator U Ko Ko Zaw and other lesser officials.

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