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November 15, 2019

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attends Swamkhan Pagoda donation and consecration ceremony

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife donate offertories to Sayadaws at the golden robe donation ceremony. Photo: MNA
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife donate offertories to Sayadaws at the golden robe donation ceremony. Photo: MNA

Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla attended the golden robe donation (application of gold) ceremony to Swamkhan Pagoda and the consecration ceremony of the pagoda in Kengtung, Shan State (South) yesterday morning. The event was graced by Sanghas led by Kyineyin Monastery Sayadaw Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotikadaja Bhaddanta Khemasara. Together with the Senior General were Commander-in-Chief (Navy), Commander-in-Chief (Air), senior Tatmadaw officers from Commander-in-Chief (Army) office, Commander of Triangle Command, departmental officials and invited guests.
First, Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief and those who are in attendance took the five precepts from Kyineyin Monastery Sayadaw Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotikadaja Bhaddanta Khemasara, listened to the sermon and recitation of parittas from the Sayadaw and the Sanghas.
Next, Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief and wife presented the Swamkhan (Swamtung) Pagoda and offertories to Kyineyin Monastery Sayadaw Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotikadaja Bhaddanta Khemasara. Afterwards, Tatmadaw senior officers donate offertories to the Sayadaw and Sanghas. Ashin Pariyattidarika from Swamkham monastery presented the document of honor to Commander-in-Chief and a picture of the Swamkham pagoda.
Afterwards, Sayadaw and Sanghas consecrates the Swamkham Pagodo after which Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief, wife and members offered soon to the Sayadaw and Sanghas it is learnt. —Myanmar News Agency

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