June 30, 2017

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President attends ceremony at Maha Thakyayanthi Buddha image

President U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win offer Shwekyar robes, meals, fruits, flowers and water to Maha Thakyayanthi Buddha Image. Photo: MNA
President U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win offer Shwekyar robes, meals, fruits, flowers and water to Maha Thakyayanthi Buddha Image. Photo: MNA

The merit-sharing ceremony for enshrinement of religious relics, offering of emerald alms bowl and robes, and consecration took place at Maha Thakyayanthi Buddha Image on the apex of Aungmawli Hill in Ottarathiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw, yesterday morning.
President U Thein Sein enshrined four kinds of Ceti and jewelleries into the reliquary of the pagoda.
Senior monks led by Chairman of State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Bhamo Sayadaw Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa recited “Jayanto Bodhiyamule” Gatha (religious verses).
President U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win offered Shwekyar robes, meals, fruits, flowers and water to the Maha Thakyayanthi Buddha Image.
Members of the Sangha consecrated the Buddha image while the president and wife unveiled the stone plaque.
Vice Presidents Dr Sai Mauk Kham and U Nyan Tun and their wives, Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw U Khin Aung Myint, Chief Justice of the Union U Tun Tun Oo, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife, Chairman of the Constitutional Tribunal of the Union U Mya Thein and Chairman of Union Election Commission U Tin Aye donated offertories to senior Buddhist monks.
Union Minister at the President’s Office U Thein Nyunt presented gifts to architects and engineers who built the Buddha image and pagoda.
The president and his wife, along with the congregation, shared merits for successful completion of meritorious deeds.—Myanmar News Agency

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