Actor, wellwishers donate K12 mln to pagoda, pond in Bago

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A group of donors, led by actor Khant Sithu, poses for a photo after contributing a donation to the expansion of the Shwenattaung Pagoda platform in Shwedaung, Pyay District, Bago Region on 1 December.

A group of donors led by actor Khant Sithu contributed K12.1 million to the expansion of the Shwenattaung Pagoda platform and overall maintenance of the Yadana Giri Pond in Shwedaung, Pyay District, Bago Region on 1 December.
The academy-award-winning actor said: “Our donation will cover the preservation and maintenance of the pond in the pagoda premises, including dredging, fortification and so on.”
He and his family also donated new robes to 15 monks, including the township’s patron Sayadaw Bhaddanta Samvara, and household goods such as rice, cooking oil, medicine, and salt, and alms to monks at the Kangyi Sasana Beikman Monastery.
“The donation will also cover to expand the Shwenattaung Pagoda platform. Then, we visited Boyon, Mahasi, Ambarama and Kangyi monasteries and offered rice and other accessories to the nuns residing there,” the actor explained.
They also annually donated golden lotus robes to the NanOo Buddha Image at the Botahtaung Pagoda in Yangon Region on 27 November.
The Great Wunna Pabar Loom, whose primary donor is Khant Sithu, woven the robes. — ASH/NT

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