71st Martyrs’ Day ceremony held at Yangon City Hall

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Union Ministers and Yangon Region Chief Minister offer meals to Sanghas at the Yangon City Hall on the 71st anniversary Martyrs’ Day.  Phtoo: MNA

A traditional ceremony for offering meals and sharing merits to fallen leaders was held yesterday at the Yangon City Hall on the 71st anniversary of Martyrs’ Day.
Present at the ceremony were Union Ministers, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, deputy ministers, Yangon regional ministers and their wives, YCDC secretary and members, departmental heads, representatives of political parties and invited guests. First, the congregation received the Five Precepts from Chairman of State Sangha Maha Nayaka Sayadaw Abhidhaja Agga Maharahtaguru Abhidhaja Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotika Dr Bhaddanta Kumarabivamsa and listened to the recitation of the Metta Sutta.
Later, Union Ministers, Yangon Region chief minister and the deputy ministers offered offertories to the Sangha, listened to the sermon delivered by Thanlyin Minn Kyaung Sayadaw Agga Maha Panditha Bhaddanta Sandhima Bivamsa and then shared merits gained to Bogyoke Aung San and the fallen leaders.

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