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November 15, 2018

Office of Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air) holds 8th Maha Kathina ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla donate Kathina robes to Sayadaw at the 8th Maha Kathina Robe Offering ceremony yesterday. Photo: Commander-in-Chief Office
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla donate Kathina robes to Sayadaw at the 8th Maha Kathina Robe Offering ceremony yesterday. Photo: Commander-in-Chief Office

8th Maha Kathina Robe Offering ceremony organised by families of the Office of Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air Force) was held at Anawrahta Hall of the Office of Commander-in-Chief (Army). Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla attended the ceremony and donated Kathina robes and offertories to the monks.
First the congregation led by Senior General received 9 Precepts from Zeyathiri Township Yezin Kan Oo Pariyatti Monastery patron Sayadaw Sasana Daja Dhammacariya Bhaddanta Vilasa and listened to the sermon.
Afterwards Senior General and wife offered Kathina robes and offertories to the presiding Sayadaw of the Maha Wizitayone Monastery.
Following this Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice Senior General Soe Win and wife Daw Than Than Nwe offered Kathina robes and offertories to the presiding Sayadaw of the Zay Kone Monastery.
Union Minister for Home Affairs and wife, Union Minister for Defence and wife, Union Minister for Border Affairs and wife, Chief of General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) and wife, C-in-C (Navy) and wife and C-in-C (Air) and wife also offered Kathina robes and offertories to the Sayadaws.
Afterwards high-ranking officers from the Office of Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air) and Chief of Myanmar Police Force offered Kathina robes and offertories to the Sayadaws.
This was followed by two monks from Yezin Kan Oo Monastery conducting Kathina questions and answers.
Finally, the Senior General and congregation listened to the sermon of the presiding Sayadaw of Maha Visutayama Zay Kone Monastery, Pyinmana Township and shared merits for the donations made. After this event, the Senior General and guests offered soon (day meal) to the Members of Sangha.
In the 8th Maha Kathina Robe Offering ceremony organized by the families of the Office of Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air) offertories (worth over Ks. 100 million) from respective departments were donated and the offertories were delivered to the respective monasteries by cars of the relevant departments. — MNA (Translated by Myat Thandar Aung)

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