Marble rock part-1 of Bhumi Phassa Mudra sitting marble Buddha image conveyed from Hsimikhon Port to Nay Pyi Taw

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State Administration Council Chairman Senior General Min Aung Hlaing is sprinkling scented water on the part-1 of the Buddha image yesterday.

A ceremony to convey part-1 of Bhumi Phassa Mudra sitting marble Buddha image to be built in Buddha Park in Dekkhinathiri Township of Nay Pyi Taw from Hsimikhon Port to Nay Pyi Taw took place near Hsimikhon Village in Myingyan Township, Mandalay Region, on the morning of 4 April.
Yadanarpon Kyaung Sayadaw Agga Maha Pandita Bhaddanta Sihanada of Dhammikayama Monastery in Chanmyathazi Township, Mandalay, Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General and party sprinkled scented water on the part-1 of the Buddha image.
The Yadanarpon Kyaung Sayadaw, the Senior General and congregation paid homage to 1,090 tonnes of marble rock to be carved into the Buddha image. The marble rock in steel scaffolding weighing 62 tonnes was conveyed by the modular trailer to Nay Pyi Taw at the auspicious time.
A total of 16 parts of marble rocks to be carved into Buddha image and throne must be conveyed from Hsimikhon port to Nay Pyi Taw for seven times. This was the sixth-time conveyance.
After the ceremony, the Senior General frankly met with marble rock well-wisher U Aung Khaing Than of Angelo Mining Company, Chairman of Mandalay Myotha Industrial Zone U Aung Win Khaing and officials and discussed the establishment of factories for creation of job opportunities to improve socio-economic life of the local people and efficient use of water from Ayeyawady River.
The Senior General and party paid homage to Magway’s Myathalun Pagoda and donated flowers, water, oil lights and gold foils to the pagoda and cash to the pagoda’s fund.
In the evening, the Senior General paid homage to Mann Shwesettaw Pagoda, Pada Ceti and Lower Footprint of the Buddha in Minbu Township and donated cash to the funds.
The Senior General cordially greeted pilgrims and instructed members of the pagoda board of trustees and officials to complete the construction of the lift before this year’s Buddha Pujaniya festival for the convenience of pilgrims leading to Upper Footprint of the Buddha and to beautify the precinct.
Families of the Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) and well-wishers led by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing donated a transparent glass cover which is five feet high and three inches thick, weighing three tonnes for the Lower Footprint of Buddha on 10 July 2014 for resilience of climatic conditions, long- term existence and convenience of pilgrims for all seasons.—MNA

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