President U Win Myint places jewelry casket, lays ruby brick in centre of foundation
President U Win Myint attended a cornerstone laying ceremony for building of a pagoda dedicated to eternal peace in Myanmar held in Nay Pyi Taw Dekkhinathiri Township yesterday.
At the ceremony, the President placed a jewelry casket in the centre of the pagoda. First, he presented the jewelry casket, stone inscription and ruby brick, which would be placed in the centre of the pagoda, and offertories to State Ovadacariya Sayadaw Abhidaja Maharatthaguru Bhaddanta Kavisara.
Vice President U Myint Swe also presented a stone inscription, diamond brick, jewelries and offertories to Paukmyaing Sayadaw Abhidhaja Maharatthaguru Bhaddanta Janinda.
Following the recitation of parittas and holy verses of the Buddha by the members of the Sangha, Shwe Parami Tawya Sayadaw Ashin Sanda Dhika, President U Win Myint and donors placed the precious caskets, stone inscription and bricks in the centre of the pagoda.
Afterwards, Vice President U Myint Swe, Union Ministers Dr. Pe Myint, Thura U Aung Ko, U Thein Swe, U Han Zaw, Nai Thet Lwin, Chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council Dr. Myo Aung and donors laid bricks at designated places respectively and sprinkled the parittas water and scented water on them.
At the ceremony, wellwishers donated cash for building the Eternal Peace Pagoda through Sayadaw Ashin Sandar Dhika, President U Win Myint, Vice President U Myint Swe and Union Ministers.
The Eternal Peace Pagoda will be built on 1.3 acres of land and it will be 54 ft high when completed.