Venerable Sayadaws recite Paritta during airborne ceremony over Nay Pyi Taw; SAC hosts Paritta recitation for Myanmar New Year

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The SAC Secretary and the congregation seen taking Nine Precepts from members of the Sangha at yesterday’s ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw.

Venerable Sayadaws recited Paritta in the sky over Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory by helicopter yesterday morning to ensure peace and prosperity for the people and to be free from dangers.
Six members of the Sangha led by Presiding Patron of Aung Sithar Buddhist Learning Centre Agga Maha Pandita Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotikadhaja Bhaddanta Visakhana of Pobbathiri Township flew over Nay Pyi Taw in recitation of Paritta.
The director-general of the Department of Religious Affairs and officials who accompanied the Sayadaws sprayed Paritta water on the Union Territory.
Similarly, the State Administration Council organized a Paritta recitation ceremony at Ngushwewah Hall of the SAC Chairman’s Office on the same morning.
It was attended by members of the Sangha led by Ovadacariya of Uppatasanti Pagoda Board of Trustees Maha Thihanada Monastery in Tatkon of Nay Pyi Taw Sayadaw Bhaddanta Acinna and Ovadacariya of Uppatasanti Pagoda Board of Trustees Inntha Ashe Monastery in Lewe Township Sayadaw Abhidhaja Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotika Bhaddanta Pandita, SAC Secretary Lt-Gen Aung Lin Dwe, Union Minister for SAC Chairman’s Office (3) U Aung Kyaw Hoe, deputy ministers, permanent secretaries, departmental heads and officials.
At the event, the SAC Secretary and other attendees took Nine Precepts. They heard the Metta Sutta and Ananta Rika Kamawa recited by the venerable Sayadaws, donated offerings to the monks, and shared merits.
After the ceremony, the Secretary and congregation offered day meals to members of the Sangha. — MNA/KTZH

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