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March 19, 2019

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing pays homage to remains of Sayadaw Bhaddanta Kovida

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing pays homage to remains of Gaing Htauk Sayadaw Bhaddanta Kawvida at Gaing Htauk monastery in Lewe Township yesterday.  Photo: Office of the C-in-C of Defence Services
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing pays homage to remains of Gaing Htauk Sayadaw Bhaddanta Kawvida at Gaing Htauk monastery in Lewe Township yesterday. Photo: Office of the C-in-C of Defence Services

Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing went to Gaing Htauk monastery in Nay Pyi Taw Council area, Lewe Township, Ayelar Town and paid homage to the remains of Gaing Htauk Sayadaw Bhaddanta Kovida yesterday morning.
At first Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief and party pay homage to the remains of the Gaing Htauk Sayadaw. Afterwards, the monastery’s head monk Sayadaw Bhaddanta Nanissara explained about the funeral ceremony arrangements and the Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief asked for necessary assistant to be provided.
Later the Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief made cash donation and offertories for the funeral ceremony and high ranking Tatmadaw officers donated offertories to the Sayadaws.
The Gaing Htauk Sayadaw Bhaddanta Kovida was 100 years old with 80 Vassa on 10 March.
The funeral ceremony will be held on 16 March, according to news released by the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.—MNA  (Translated by Zaw Min)

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