Chairman of the State Administration Council of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla yesterday morning offered day meals to religious title recipient Sayadaws for 2021 at Sasana Maha Beikman in the precinct of Uppatasanti Pagoda in Nay Pyi Taw.
Present at the ceremony were Chairman of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Presiding Nayaka of Bhamo Monastery in Mandalay Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru Abhidhaja Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotika Dr Bhaddanta Kumara Bhivamsa Bhamo Sayadaw, Secretary of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Presiding Nayaka of Thanlyin Minkyaung Pahtamapyan Monastery Agga Maha Pandita Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotikadhaja Dr Candima Bhivamsa and members of the Sangha, Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, Vice-Chairman of the Council Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win, Council member General Mya Tun Oo and wife, Admiral Tin Aung San and wife, General Maung Maung Kyaw and wife, Lt-Gen Moe Myint Tun, Mahn Nyein Maung and wife, U Khin Maung Swe, Daw Aye Nu Sein, Jeng Phang Naw Taung, U Moung Har and wife, Dr Banyar Aung Moe and wife, Council Secretary Lt-Gen Aung Lin Dwe and wife, Council Joint Secretary Lt-Gen Ye Win Oo and wife, Chief Justice of the Union U Tun Tun Oo, Chairman of the Constitutional Tribunal of the Union U Than Kyaw, Chairman of the Union Election Commission U Thein Soe and wife, Union ministers and their wives, the chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council, the Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) and wife, the Commander-in-Chief (Navy) and wife, the commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command and wife, and officials.
Before the ceremony, the Chairman of the State Administration Council and wife offered alms in the emerald alms-bowl, fruits, flowers, water and oil lights to the Buddha image in Sasana Maha Beikman.
The congregation, led by the Senior General and wife, took the Five Precepts from Bhamo Sayadaw. At the same time, members of the Sangha recited Metta Sutta.
The Senior General and wife donated alms to Bhamo Sayadaw, the Vice-Senior General to Thanlyin Minkyaung Sayadaw and Council members and those attendees to the Sangha members.
Thanlyin Minkyaung Sayadaw delivered a sermon, followed by the sharing of merits.
After the ceremony, the Senior General and wife, the Vice-Senior General, Council members and their wives, and attendees offered day meals to members of the Sangha. — MNA