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Kathina Robe Offering: President And State Counsellor Offered Kathina Robe To The Sangha

7 November 2018

The State Kathina (robe) offering ceremony was held at Sasana Beikman, Uppatasanti Pagoda, in Nay Pyi Taw in the morning on Tuesday and the President U Win Myint, First Lady Daw Cho Cho and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi offered the Kathina Robe and offertories to the members of Sangha.
The event was graced by Members of the Sangha including State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Chairman Bhamo Sayadaw Dr. Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa and also attended by Vice President U Myint Swe and wife, wife of Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing, Union Chief Justice U Htun Htun Oo, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife, Constitutional Tribunal Chairperson U Myo Nyunt and wife, Union Election Commission Chairman U Hla Thein and wife, Deputy Commander-in-Chief and Commander-in-Chief (Army) of the Defence Services Vice Senior General Soe Win, Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Tun Tun Hein and wife, Union Ministers, Union Attorney-General, Union Auditor-General, Union Civil Service Board Chairman and their wives, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman, Joint-Chief of Staff (Army/Navy and Air), Nay Pyi Taw Command commander, Deputy Ministers, Nay Pyi Taw Council members, departmental heads and officials.
Before the start of the event, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi offered soon ( a day meal) in an emerald bowl, flowers and water to Buddha images in the Sasana Beikman.
Next, President U Win Myint and First Lady Daw Cho Cho, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and guests took the Five Precepts from State Sangha Maha Nayaka Chairman Bhamo Sayadaw and listened to the chanting of parittas by the Sayadaw and sanghas.
Afterwards President U Win Myint offered the Kathina robe and offertories to Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana Town Mingalar-Zayyon-Pali-Takkatho Monastery Sayadaw Bhaddanta Wimala-Buddhi. The State Counsellor then offered offertories to State Sangha Maha Nayaka Chairman Sayadaw followed by Vice President U Myint Swe and wife, wife of Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker, Union Chief Justice U Htun Htun Oo and Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing offered offertories to Sayadaw and sanghas.
Later, Constitutional Tribunal Chairperson U Myo Nyunt and wife, Union Election Commission Chairman U Hla Thein and wife, Vice Senior General Soe Win, Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Tun Tun Hein and wife, Union Ministers, Union Attorney General, Union Auditor General, Union Civil Service Board Chairman Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman, Joint-Chief of Staff (Army/Navy and Air), Nay Pyi Taw Command’s commander and deputy ministers offered offertories to Sayadaw and sanghas.
Finally, President and First Lady, State Counsellor and guests listened to the sermon of the secretary of the State Sangha Mahanayaka Committee, Yangon Region Thanlyin Minkyaung Pahtamapyan Pariyatti Monastery presiding Sayadaw Bhaddanta Sandima Bivamsa and shared merit for the donation.
After the event, President U Win Myint , First Lady Daw Cho Cho, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and guests offered soon to the Members of the Sangha led by State Sangha Mahanayaka Committee Chairman Sayadaw.
In the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Kathina ceremony, the offertories and cash donation worth of 85.33 million kyats were donated.