Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint attended an opening ceremony of a new office building for Mandalay Region Hluttaw yesterday morning at Aungmyethazan Township, Mandalay and opened the building.
The event was graced by Mandalay Region Sanghanayaka Committee Chairman Sayadaw Bhaddanta Vicittasarabivamsa, sayadaws and monks and was attended by Mandalay Region Chief Minister Dr. Zaw Myint Maung, Region Hluttaw Speaker U Aung Kyaw Oo, Deputy Speaker Dr Khin Maung Htay, hluttaw office staffs, region, district and township level officials, donors and invited guests.
First, the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker, Chief Minister Dr. Zaw Myint Maung, Region Hluttaw Speaker U Aung Kyaw Oo, officials and donors donated ‘soon’ to the Sayadaw and 108 monks and listened to the religious recitation of the sayadaws.
Chief Minister Dr. Zaw Myint Maung, Region Hluttaw Speaker U Aung Kyaw Oo, Mandalay Region Chief Justice U Soe Thein, Mandalay Mayor and Minister for municipal affairs Dr. Ye Lwin, Region Hluttaw representative Daw Nyein Thet Nwe and Daw Thida Nyein then opened the new office building for Mandalay Region Hluttaw by cutting a ribbon.
Next, the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker and Mandalay Region Hluttaw Deputy Speaker pressed a button to unveil the Region Hluttaw signboard and sprinkled scented waters. The Chief Minister, Region Hluttaw Speaker and Mandalay Region Chief Justice planted a commemorative tree.
Afterwards, the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker, Chief Minister, Region Hluttaw Speaker, members of region level organisations and officials took a commemorative group photo in front of the hluttaw office.
Sayadaws and monks then consecrated the Buddha statutes in the new office building after which event attendees took five precepts from the sayadaws and listened to their recitation of paritas.
Later, the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker, Chief Minister, Region Hluttaw Speaker and officials presented offerings to the sayadaws and monks and provided soon.
Tin Maung (Mann Kopwa)