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May 28, 2020

576th donation ceremony held at Shwedagon Pagoda

Donor family hands over cash donations to a member of Shwedagon Pagoda’s Board of Trustees.  photo: mna
Donor family hands over cash donations to a member of Shwedagon Pagoda’s Board of Trustees.  photo: MNA

Shwedagon Pagoda’s Board of Trustee conducted the 576th ceremony at the pray hall of ancient Buddha images near the southern stairway of Yangon’s landmark pagoda yesterday.
At the ceremony, 72 well-wishers donated 97 gold plates, and others contributed cash for 15,733 paving slabs, together with 38 cash donors.
The total amount of donations at the ceremony valued over K494 million.
The Trustee Board’s rotating chair and members returned certificates of honours to the donors.
After the donations, the well-wishers and Trustee Board members took Five Precepts from Trustee Board Ovadacariya Agga Maha Pandita Agga Maha Ganthavacaka Pandita, Yangon Region, Bahan Township Nyaungdon Pali Takkatho Monastery Sayadaw Bhaddanta Pawara Bhivamsa, shared merit, listened to a sermon and concluded the ceremony. —MNA (Translated by TTN)

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