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Families of the Office of Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air) hold Waso robe offering ceremony for 2018

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Nay Pyi Taw July 22

The Waso robe offering ceremony of families of the Office of Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air) for 2018 took place at Anawrahta Hall of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) this morning, attended by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla.

The ceremony was attended by member Sayadaws of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee led by Chairman Sayadaw Presiding Nayaka of Bhamo Monastery of Mandalay Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru Abhidhaja Agga Maha Saddhammajotika Dr Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa, Tipitakadhara Tipitakakovida Sayadaws, Ovadacariya Sayadaws of Uppatasanti Pagoda and invited members of the Sangha, totalling 63. Also present at the ceremony together with Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla were Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win and wife Daw Than Than Nwe, Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe and wife, Union Minister for Defence Lt-Gen Sein Win and wife, Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung and wife, Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Mya Tun Oo and wife, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San and wife, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Maung Maung Kyaw and wife, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief and their wives, the commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command and wife, and officers, other ranks and families of the offices and departments from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air).

Before the ceremony, the Senior General and wife offered alms in the emerald alms-bowl, fruits, flowers and water to the Buddha image in Anawrahta Hall and paid homage.

The Waso robe offering ceremony was opened with three-time recitation of Namo Tassa. The congregation led by the Senior General and wife received the Nine Precepts from the Bhamo Sayadaw.

They also listened to the recitation of Metta Sutta by members of the Sangha. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla offered Waso robe and alms to the Bhamo Sayadaw.

Vice-Senior General Soe Win and wife Daw Than Than Nwe donated Waso robe and offertories to Secretary of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Presiding Nayaka of Minkyaung Pahtamapyan Monastery of Thanlyin in Yangon Region Agga Maha Pandita Bhaddanta Candimabhivamsa.

Afterwards, the Union Ministers and their wives, the Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) and wife, the Commander-in-Chief (Navy) and wife, the Commander-in-Chief (Air) and wife, and senior military officers and their wives presented Waso robes and provisions to members of the Sangha.

Thanlyin Minkyaung Sayadaw delivered a sermon, and the congregation shared merits gained. The ceremony then concluded with three-time recitation of Buddha Sasanam Ciram Titthatu.

Later, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla and those present offered day meals to members of the Sangha.

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