Nay Pyi Taw April 10
The sixth communal ordination and novitiation ceremony of families of the Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) took place at Kan-U Monastery in Yezin, Zeyathiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw, this morning. It was attended by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win and wife Daw Than Than Nwe, Union Ministers Lt-Gen Sein Win and Lt-Gen Ye Aung and their wives, Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Mya Tun Oo and wife, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San and wife, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Maung Maung Kyaw and wife, senior military officers of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, officers, other ranks and their families.
First, the Senior General and party paid homage to State Ovadacariya Mandalay Maha Vijitayon Monastery Presiding Sayadaw Abhidhaja Maha Rathaguru Agga Mahapandita Agga Maha Saddhama Jotikadhaja Bhaddanta Visareinda Vhivamsa and Township Sangha Nayaka Committee Chairman Shwegyin Kan-U Monastery Sayadaw Maha Ganthavacaka Pandita Sasanadhaja Dhammacariya Bhaddanta Vilasa.
Next, the ceremony took place according to the procedures and the traditions of the Sasana. Then, the Senior General, wife and party offered lunch to the Sayadaws and members of the Sangha.
Likewise, similar ceremonies took place at Mingala Zeyon Pali Takkatho Monastery and Yadana San Pariyatti Monastery in Pyinmana, attended by senior military offi cers of the Offi ce of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), officers and other ranks and their families.
At the sixth communal ordination and novitiation ceremony of families of the Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air), 308 men to be ordained and novices-to-be were conveyed in cars around the staff quarters starting from Nawaday Hall and taken to the Uppatasanti Pagoda. They went round the pagoda clockwise together with decorated vehicles and belles paying homage to the pagoda.