Jewelled stake driven for construction of chamber in Maravijaya Buddha Park

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State Administration Council Chairman Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing drives the jewelled stake in the centre of the stake area in Maravijaya Buddha Park in Dekkhinathiri Township on 27 February.

A ceremony to drive a jewelled stake for construction of the chamber took place at the Maravijaya Buddha Park in Dekkhinathiri Township of Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory yesterday morning.
Members of the Sangha led by Paukmyaing Monastery Abbot of Lewe Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru Bhaddanta Janinda and Maha Thihanada Monastery Abbot Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru Bhaddanta Acinna of Tatkon attended the ceremony together with Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Vice-Chairman of the Council Deputy Prime Minister Vice-Senior General Soe Win, Council members, Union ministers and officials.
The ceremony was opened with Ratanattaya Puja verse and two stanzas of dispersing Metta three times.
The venerable abbots sprinkled scented Paritta water on the jewelled stake and a stake driver.
The Senior General drove the stake in the centre of the stake area and sprinkled scented Paritta water on it.
Vice-Senior General Soe Win, Council members General Mya Tun Oo, Admiral Tin Aung San, Mahn Nyein Maung, Lt-Gen Soe Htut, Lt-Gen Yar Pyae, Union Ministers U Wunna Maung Lwin and U Ko Ko drove the stakes at the designated places.
The ceremony ended with recitation of Jayanto Bodhiyamule verses and Buddha Sasanam Ciram Titthatu three times.
At the briefing hall, Lt-Gen Kyaw Swa Lin and Lt-Gen Kan Myint Than from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) reported to the Senior General on work progress in building the Buddha image. The Senior General instructed officials to grow trees before monsoon, make Myanmar handicraft and systematically complete the works.
The Senior General and party inspected carving of part 1 and part 2 of Maravijaya Buddha image with the use of modern machinery and attended to the needs of officials.
The Senior General inspected use of CNC machine in carving the nine feet high Buddha images into the marble rock and viewed round the Buddha park by car.—MNA

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