10 April 2017
5th collective novitiation and ordination ceremony of the office of the chief of defence services (Army, Navy, Air force) family was held on Monday at the Anawrahta hall of the office of the chief of defence services (Army).
At the ceremony, the congregation led by the commander in chief of defence services, senior general Min Aung Hlaing offered the provisions to the 18 invited venerable Sayadaws and 246 newly ordained monks at the completion of ordination procedures.
Then, the congregation led by commander in chief offered the alms-food of luncheon.
After that, the senior general and congregation observed nine precepts from the chief abbot of Kan Oo monastery and offered the offertories to the Sanghas.