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July 18, 2019

Union Government offers “soon” to members of the Sangha

President U Win Myint and First Lady Daw Cho Cho present offertories to the Bhamo Sayadaw at the ceremony to offer “soon” to member of the Sangha. Photo: MNA
President U Win Myint and First Lady Daw Cho Cho present offertories to the Bhamo Sayadaw at the ceremony to offer “soon” to member of the Sangha. Photo: MNA

THE Union Government offered “soon” (midday meal) to members of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee and Sayadaws who will receive religious titles at the Sasana Maha Beikman in the precinct of the Uppatasanti Pagoda in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. President U Win Myint and First Lady Daw Cho Cho attended the ceremony and offered “soon” to the Sayadaws.
The ceremony was attended by members of the Sangha led by Chairman of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Bhamo Sayadaw Dr. Bhaddanta Kumara Bhivamsa.

The congregation led by President U Win Myint and First Lady Daw Cho Cho received the Five Precepts from Bhamo Sayadaw Dr. Bhaddanta Kumara Bhivamsa.
Afterwards, the President and First Lady presented offertories to Bhamo Sayadaw Dr. Bhaddanta Kumara Bhivamsa and Pyinmana Maha Visuta Yama Zaygon Monastery Sayadaw Abhidhajamaharatthaguru State Ovadacariya Bhaddanta Kavithara.
Vice President U Myint Swe and wife Daw Khin Thet Htay, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker’s wife Daw Nant Kyin Kyi and Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo presented offertories to Sayadaws.
Chairman of the State Constitutional Tribunal U Myo Nyunt and wife Daw Htay Yi, Chairman of the Union Election Commission U Hla Thein and wife Daw Aye Thida, Dr Sein Sein Thein, wife of Deputy Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw, Deputy Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw U Aye Tha Aung, Union ministers, Union Auditor-General, Chairman of the Union Civil Service Board, Chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council, Governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar, Commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command, deputy ministers, Permanent Secretaries, departmental officials also presented offertories to Sayadaws.
Similarly, First Lady Daw Cho Cho, Vice President’s wife Daw Khin Thet Htay, Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw’s wife Daw Nant Kyin Kyi and Chairman of the State Constitutional Tribunal’s wife Daw Htay Yi presented offertories to nuns.
The ceremony ended with sharing merits gained.

Following the ceremony, President U Win Myint and First Lady Daw Cho Cho and the congregation offered “soon” to Sayadaws and nuns.
Also present at the ceremony were Vice President U Myint Swe and wife Daw Khin Thet Htay, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker’s wife Daw Nant Kyin Kyi, Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo, Chairman of the State Constitutional Tribunal U Myo Nyunt and wife Daw Htay Yi, Chairman of the Union Election Commission U Hla Thein and wife Daw Aye Thida, Deputy Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw U Tun Tun Hein’s wife Dr Sein Sein Thein, Deputy Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw U Aye Tha Aung, Union ministers, Chairman of the Union Civil Service Board, Chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council, Governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar, Commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command, deputy ministers, members of Nay Pyi Taw Council and their wives, Permanent Secretaries, departmental officials and invited guests. —MNA (Translated by TTN)

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