December 21, 2016

Breaking News

Senior Citizens get free pilgrimage

Lucky senior citizens posing for a group photo. Photo: Aung Thura
Lucky senior citizens posing for a group photo. Photo: Aung Thura

SENIOR citizens over the age of 60 went on a free pilgrimage to Bodh Gaya, India, yesterday under the joint sponsorship of the Myanmar-India International Business Association and the Myanmar-India Association.
The group of Myanmar Buddhist pilgrims included three monks, five nuns, 25 lay men and 40 lay women. Last year, the two associations introduced the plan to take people over 60 to significant Buddhist sites free of charge, with the organisers saying they would take 200 senior citizens to Bodh Gaya in 2016. Under their programme, a total of 120 senior citizens have made pilgrimages to Bodh Gaya so far. Applicants are chosen by lottery for the 15-day all-expenses-paid pilgrimage, according to the the Myanmar-India International Business Association.
The trip is valued at K1.1 million (US$940) for each pilgrim.—Aung Thura

Comments

Related posts

Translate »