President attends religious ceremony in Natogyi Tsp

President U Thein Sein conveys a diamond orb to be hoisted atop Maha Zeyathukha Lawka Chantha in Natogyi Township, Mandalay Region. mna
President U Thein Sein conveys a diamond orb to be hoisted atop Maha Zeyathukha Lawka Chantha in Natogyi Township, Mandalay Region. mna

Nay Pyi Taw, 18 Jan — President U Thein Sein attended a religious ceremony at a pagoda in Natogyi township of Mandalay Region on Sunday morning.
The president presented offertories in kind to Bhaddanta Janita, the presiding Sayadaw of the Ngwetaung monastery in Mandalay, who later together with members of the Sangha consecrated religious objects to be hoisted atop the pagoda titled Maha Zeyathukha Lawka Chantha.
The president and his entourage went round the pagoda clockwise, carrying the consecrated objects as a gesture of worship.
They offered foods to the Sayadaw and the members of the Sangha at a community hall at
the pagoda.
The 81-foot-high pagoda was donated by the union minister of Transport and his family alongside the contributions from pious people.
Among dignitaries present together with the president were the chairman of the Union Election Commission, union ministers, the Mandalay Region chief minister, senior military officers, departmental
officials, well-wishers and local people.—MNA

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