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23rd ceremony to donate rice, edible oil, salt, gram, medicines and cash for nine prerequisites by families of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) and well-wishers held

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NAY PYI TAW August 25

An annual ceremony of families of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) and well-wishers to donate rice, edible oil, salt, gram, medicines and cash for nine prerequisites to Pariyatti monasteries, nunneries

and homes for the aged across Nay  Pyi Taw Council Area, was held at Maha Withutayama Zaygon Mona-stery in Pyinmana Township, this afternoon, attended by Presiding Nayaka  of  Zaygon  Monastery Abhidhaja  Maha  Rattha  Guru Bhaddanta Kavisara and members  of the Sangha. This kind of donations has annually been made by the families of Tatmadaw and well-wishers since 1996. The collective donation ceremonies have been held in eight townships in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area, including Pyinmana, Tatkon and Lewe townships, since 2006.

Also present on the occasion  were Commander-in-Chief of  Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, Deputy Comman-der-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win and wife Daw Than Than Nwe, Union Minister  Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe and wife, and  Union Minister Lt-Gen Sein Win 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, senior military officers and their  wives from the Office of the Com-mander-in-Chief, the commander  of Nay Pyi Taw Command and wife, and well-wishers.

Firstly, the Senior General and congregation took the Five Pre-cepts from the Presiding Nayaka of Zaygon Monastery and Metta Sutta recited by members of the Sangha. The Senior General and  wife offered alms to the Presiding Nayaka Sayadaw of Zaygon Monastery.

Afterwards, the Vice-Senior General and wife donated offertories to Abbot of Mingalazeyon Pali Tekkatho Monastery Bhaddanta Vimalabhuddhi, and the Union Ministers  and  their  wives,  senior  military officers and well-wishers, offertories to members  of  the  Sangha  and nuns.

Next, the Senior General and wife offered 624 bags of rice and 1,872 viss of gram donated by families of the Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air), the Vice-Senior General  and  wife,  187.20  viss  of  edible oil and 1,872 viss of  salt donated by Myanmar  Economic   Holdings   Ltd   and  well-wishers, rice, edible oil, salt, gram and medicines  to the Presiding   Nayaka   Sayadaw  of  Zaygon  Monastery.

The Senior General accepted cash for alms donated  by families of the Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) through General Mya Tun Oo and well-wishers. The well-wishers then presented cash donations  to  the  Vice-Senior General and the Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air).

After that, an official supplicated on purpose of donations. Later, the Senior General and congregation took a sermon delivered by the Presiding Nayaka Sayadaw of Zaygon Monastery and shared merits gained.

At the today’s ceremony, they donated Ks-21 million for the fund of alms, 843 bags of rice, 197.20 viss of edible oil, 1,872 viss of gram, 1,872 viss of salt, 2,100 packets of chilli powder, 1,000 packets of turmeric, 1,000 packets of spices, 500 boxes of instant shrimp-paste, 5,600 bottles and 360 packages of assorted medicines and other offertories.

 

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