June 30, 2017

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President offers Kathina robes to senior monks

President U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win offer Kathina robes to a senior monk. Photo: MNA
President U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win offer Kathina robes to a senior monk. Photo: MNA

President U Thein Sein and his wife, Daw Khin Khin Win, attended the government’s Kathina robe-offering ceremony at Sasana Beikman Hall on the platform of the Uppatasanti Pagoda in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
The president and his wife, along with vice presidents Dr Sai Mauk Kham and U Nyan Tun and their wives, donated meals, flowers, water and lights to the Buddha image at the hall.
The president offered Kathina robes to Nan U Monastery Sayadaw Bhaddanta Ujjota and other donations to the chairman of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, Bhamo Sayadaw Bhaddanta Kumara.
The vice presidents, as well as Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, chairman of the Union Election Commission U Tin Aye, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win, union ministers, deputy ministers and other guests, offered Kathina robes and provisions to members of the Sangha.
At the ceremony, the government donated provisions worth K40.5 million (US$31,300) to Buddhist monks.
After the ceremony, President U Thein Sein, Daw Khin Khin Win and other guests offered meals to members of the Sangha.—Myanmar News Agency

Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham and wife donate Kathina robes to a Buddhist monk.
Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham and wife donate Kathina robes to a Buddhist monk. Photo: MNA
Vice President U Nyan Tun and wife offer Kathina robes to a member of the Sangha. Photo: MNA
Vice President U Nyan Tun and wife offer Kathina robes to a member of the Sangha. Photo: MNA

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