Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla paid homage to Pahtodawgyi in Sagaing Region, Mingun area yesterday morning.
After making donations for all-round repair and maintenance work for the pagoda the Senior General and wife went to Tipitaka Nikaya monastery. The Senior General, wife and party took the nine precepts from Shwe Yatu Tipitakadara Dhammabhandagarika Bhaddanta Vamthapala Linkara Sayadaw and listened to the recitation of the parittas.
Next the Senior General and wife offered Kathina robe and offertories to the Sayadaw while high ranking Tatmadaw officers and t
he regional commander offered offertories to the Sanghas.
Afterwards the Senior General, wife and guests listened to the sermon of the Sayadaw, shared merit for donations made and offered “soon” (day meal) to the Sanghas. From there the Senior General and party went to Dhamma Dana monastery, paid homage and offered offertories to Sayadaw Tipitakadara Dhammabhandagarika Bhaddanta Gandamala Linkara.
Later the Senior General and wife donated cash which was accepted by a member of the trustee who in return presented a photo of the Mingun Tipitakadara Sayadaw and certificate of appreciation.
At the Mingun Tipitaka centenary monastery they observed the images of the Mingun Tipitaka Sayadaw and the records of religious works shown.
The Senior General and party also went to the Mingun Buddhist home for the aged and greeted the senior citizens there and donated cash to the chairman of the home for the aged.
Following this, the Senior General and party visited the Mingun Bell, according to the news released by the Office of the Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief.