Water pouring ceremony at banyan trees will reflect the fortune of the country to be a peaceful, stable and prosperous nation: Vice-Senior General

The United Nations General Assembly decided its resolution 54/115 to designate the full moon day as the International Vesak day or Visākha day, said the Chairman of the Leading Committee for organizing the 14th ceremony of pouring water at banyan trees on the full moon day of Kason Vice-Chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Prime Minister Vice-Senior General Soe Win at the coordination meeting between the leading committee and the working committee yesterday afternoon.
In his speech, the Vice-Senior General said that pouring water at Maha Bo trees called banyan trees in summer benefits the thriving of such plants and strengthens their longevity, dedicating to paying homage to the Lord Buddha. As such, the water pouring ceremony at banyan trees will reflect the fortune of the country to be a peaceful, stable and prosperous nation. At the same time, such activity will reveal the peaceful soul of the citizens.
The full moon day of Kason is a significant day in Buddhism. Hence, the United Nations General Assembly decided its resolution 54/115 to designate the full moon day as the International Vesak day or Visākha day.
The leading committee and the working committee have been formed on 24 April 2022 under the notification 69/2022 of the State Administration Council for successfully holding the 14th ceremony to pour water at banyan trees in the precinct of Uppatasanti Pagoda in Nay Pyi Taw. So, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture assigned eight subcommittees on 25 April for arranging a smooth process for the occasion.
The gala ceremony will be held in two portions. The first one will be doing the meritorious deeds in the cave of Uppatasanti Pagoda and the second will be held on the platform of the pagoda. The Vice-Senior General stressed the need to systematically make preparations for taking security measures for the ceremony. All sectors of the ceremony must be done under the guidelines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Vice-Senior General noted that the water-pouring at banyan trees is a festival for doing meritorious deeds in traditions as well as preservation of the national characteristics.
Chairman of the working committee Union Minister U Ko Ko and Secretary Deputy Minister U Aye Tun reported on plans to successfully hold the ceremony and the agenda of the ceremony.
The meeting ended with a remark by the Vice-Senior General who coordinated the reports and discussions. — MNA

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