June 29, 2017

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Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attends ceremony to ordain military scholars in Russia

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing donates offertories to the monk. Photo: C-in-C Defence Services Office

Myanmar military scholars were ordained for temporary monkhood in Russia yesterday, with the attendance of Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
The third “donlaba” monkhood ceremony was held at the Moscow Buddha Vihara Monastery, Moscow, Russian Federation.
Following the ceremony, the Senior General visited the monastery and a site chosen for the construction of the Thitagu Shwezigon Pagoda.
He also met with the Abbot Monk of the monastery Dr. Issariya and discussed matters relating to expanding the monastery and pledged necessary support.
The Senior General then offered “soon” (lunch) to the monks, took the Five Precepts, offered donations and shared merits after listening to a sermon by Dr. Issariya.
Six Tatmadaw officers who are attending courses in Russia together with two Russians and two Cambodians became monks in the third donlaba monkhood event of the Moscow Buddha Vihara monastery. In the coming summer holidays 80 Tatmadaw officers receiving training in Russia will be ordained as “donlaba” monks.

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