Donation ceremony held to mark Two Dragons Monastery Sayadaw’s 90th birthday

Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing donates offertories to Sayadaw Baddanta Dhamma Siri, presiding Sayadaw of Two Dragons Monastery. Photo: Office of the C-in-C of Defence Services
Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing donates offertories to Sayadaw Baddanta Dhamma Siri, presiding Sayadaw of Two Dragons Monastery. Photo: Office of the C-in-C of Defence Services

A donation ceremony to mark the 90th birthday of State Ovadacariya Sayadaw Abhidaja Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotika Agga Maha Pandita Baddanta Dhamma Siri, the presiding Sayadaw of the Two Dragons Monastery in Tachilek Township, Eastern Shan State, yesterday morning.
Venerable Sayadaws and monks attended the birthday donation together with the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, Tatmadaw officers from the C-in-C office, Commander of Triangle Command Maj-Gen Khin Hlaing, department officials and local residents.
Saydaw Bhaddanta Dhamma Siri and Sayadaw Bhaddanta Vimala of the Thila Dhamma Kontha Forest Monastery, the Senior General and wife offered provisions and offertories to 300 invited monks and 50 nuns. The Senior General, his wife, and attendees listened to parittas recited by the Sayadaws and Members of the Sangha.
Next, the Senior General and wife donated offertories to the Two Dragons Monastery Sayadaw, and the Sayadaw presented a Buddha image and Dhamma gifts in return. The Senior General and his wife then offered ‘soon’ to the Sayadaws, monks and nuns.
Later in the day, the Senior General and his wife visited the Maha Myat Muni Monastery in Tachilek. They paid obeisance to presiding Sayadaw Agga Maha Sadhamma Jotikadaja Bhaddanta Panna Sami and donated offertories, according to news released from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services. —MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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