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September 21, 2018

Thiri Mingala Maha Sasana Beikman opened

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing touches a device that unveils the stone inscription to the new religious building in the compound of Abaya Labamuni Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, Insein Township.  Photo: MNA
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing touches a device that unveils the stone inscription to the new religious building in the compound of Abaya Labamuni Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, Insein Township.  Photo: MNA

Thiri Mingala Maha Sasana Beikman was opened in the compound of the Abaya Labamuni Kyauktawgyi Pagoda in Insein Township yesterday in the presence of Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
The construction of the religious building was funded by members of the Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air).
Also present at the ceremony were Agga Maha Pandita Bhaddanta Tilawka Bhivamsa, Ovadacariya of Insein Township Ywama Pariyatti Monastery State; Agga Maha Pandita Bhaddanta Sandima Bhivamsa, Secretary of State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee; Thanlyin Minkyaung Pariyati Monastery Sayadaw; members of the Sangha; Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and his wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla; Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San; Tatmadaw senior officers from office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army); Yangon Command Commander Maj-Gen Thet Pone; Yangon Command’s Tatmadaw officers and families; well-wishers; donors; and invited guests.
Officials opened the Sasana Beikman by cutting the ribbon and Senior General Min Aung Hlaing unveiled the stone inscription of the building.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and the attendees received the Five Precepts from Agga Maha Pandita Bhaddanta Tilawka Bhivamsa, Ovadacariya of Insein Township Ywama Pariyatti Monastery State, and heard the prayers on Metta Sutta by the sayadaws.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing offered the Sasana Beikman to Agga Maha Pandita Bhaddanta Tilawka Bhivamsa, Ovadacariya of Insein Township Ywama Pariyatti Monastery State, and the offertories to the sayadaws.
Following the ceremony, a day’s meal was also offered by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and other attendees to the monks.
The Thiri Mingala Maha Sasana Beikman was constructed on 1 March 2017 with more than Ks1.9 billion, and cash donated by the families of the Tatmadaw (Army, Navy, and Air).
The Sasana Beikman Building can accommodate nearly 500 monks who can sit for an examination at a time, and some 1,500 people for the religious ceremony.—Myanmar News Agency

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