Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, accompanied by his wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, Council members and officials, yesterday morning paid homage to Maha Muni Buddha Image in Mandalay.
The Senior General offered flowers, water, oil lights and gold foils to the Maha Muni Buddha Image after paying homage. They then signed the visitors’ book and presented cash donations for all-round renovation. The chairman of the image board of trustees accepted the cash donation and returned a certificate of honour.
The Senior General and party viewed renovation of the posts and ceiling in the precinct of the image. They visited the bronze statue museum and the historical arts showroom. The Senior General instructed the board of trustees and officials to keep historical works systematically, maintain Tri Pitakat treatises inscribed on palm leaves and other invaluable Buddhological records, copy and store the historical records systematically by developing programmes and take care of systematic writing norms in Myanmar language in expressing the display of historical records.
In the afternoon, the Senior General and party went to Sitagu International Vipassana Academy on Sagaing Hill of Sagaing Region. They paid homage to Chancellor of Sitagu International Buddhist Academies and Sitagu Hospitals Abhidhaja Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotika, Agga Maha Pandita, Maha Dhammakathika Bahujanahitadhara, Joint Shwegyin Sangharaja Sitagu Sayadaw Dr Bhaddanta Nyanissara.
The Senior General, his wife and party took the Five Precepts from the venerable Sayadaw, and shared merits gained. The Senior General and party offered alms to the venerable Sayadaws, who returned Dhamma gifts.—MNA