Collective offering of Waso robe and rice in Yangon Region

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Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint presents offertories to a Sayadaw.  Photo: MNA

Waso robe and rice offering ceremony comprised of National League for Democracy- NLD (Yangon Region) and the people was held yesterday at Mula Sel Taung Pyae monastery in Thingangyun Township, Yangon at 9:00 am, receiving the sermons administered by the Chairman Sayadaw of Yangon Region  Sangha Nayaka Committee. Prior to the ceremony, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint, secretary members of the NLD Central Work Committee, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein and ministers, Hluttaw representatives and guests received five precepts administered by State Ovadacaviya Agga Maha Pandita Agga Maha Saddama Jotika Dhaja Bhddanta Dhamma Nanda. Then the audience listened to the pirittas recited by Sayadaws and Sanghas.
After receiving and listening to the Dhamma, the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker and party offered the waso robe and offertories to the 63 Reverend Sayadaws. Then, the Chairman Sayadaw preached the sermons and shared the merits of the deed.  At the end of the ceremony, the audience offered meal to the Sayadaws.

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The rice donation ceremony in progress.  Photo: MNA

At noon, the National League for Democracy (Yangon Region) and the people, related departments in the Region and donators offered rice and offertories to a total of 960 members of Sanghas and 40 of nuns from 1,000 monasteries and nunneries.  In addition to this ceremony, all donations of rice, cooking oil, potatoes worth of Ks 700 million were offered to 325 monasteries and 91 nunneries in Yangon Region.—Myanmar News Agency

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