PRESIDENT U Htin Kyaw arrived at Bodh Gaya in Bihar yesterday to pay a goodwill visit to India.
The Myanmar delegation, led by the President and his wife Daw Su Su Lwin, offered robes at the revered Bo Tree and Mahabodhi temple.
Mahabodhi Temple was renovated by King Mindon of the Konbaung Dynasty in 1877.
The president, along with his wife and a Myanmar delegation, landed at Gaya International airport and were welcomed there by Myanmar Ambassador to India U Aung Khin Soe and his wife, Gaya District Magistrate Kumar Ravi and officials.
Before the Mahabodhi Temple, the president and his entourage visited Myanmar monasteries and offered
donations including Waso robes to the Members of the Sanghas there.
President U Htin Kyaw also visited the Meditation Park and stroked the peace bell.
During the tour of the Archaeological Museum in Gaya the delegation observed King Mindon’s stone inscription.
They also visited the Daijokyo Buddhist Temple.
At the invitation of Indian President Mr Pranab Mukherjee, President U Htin Kyaw left Nay Pyi Taw for India yesterday morning and the delegation was seen off at the Nay Pyi Taw International Airport by Vice Presidents U Myint Swe and U Henry Van Thio, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief of (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win, Chairman of the Nay Pyi Taw Council Dr Myo Aung, Commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command Maj-Gen Moe Myint Tun, chargé d’affaires ai of the Embassy of India in Yangon and officials.