Seventh communal ordination and novitiation ceremonies of families of Commander-in-Chief Office (Army, Navy and Air) held
NAY PYI TAW April 9
The seventh communal ordination and novitiation ceremonies of the families of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air) was held at Yezin Kan-U Monastery, Yadanar San Pariyatti Monastery, Mingalar Zay Yone Pali Monastery and Maha Wizitayone Sasana Monastery in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area this morning.
In the morning the procession of would-be-monks and would-benovices went around in motor vehicles from Nawaday Hall in the compound of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) to staffquarters.Then, the procession visited Uppatasanti Pagoda and paid homage to the pagoda clockwise.
The ceremonies were held at held at Yezin Kan-U Monastery, Yadanar San Pariyatti Monastery, Mingalar Zay Yone Pali Monastery and Maha Wizitayone Sasana Monastery in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area, and were attended by Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice- Senior General Soe Win and wife Daw Than Than Nwe, Union Minister Lt-Gen Sein Win and wife, Union Minister Lt-Gen Ye Aung, Commander-in-Chief (Army) Admiral Tin Aung San and wife, Commander-in-Chief(Navy) General Maung Maung Kyaw and wife, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, officers, other ranks and their families.
At Kan-U Monastery in Yezin,members of Sangha led by abbot of Kan-U Monastery and chairman of the township Sangha Nayaka“Shwekyin” shaved the hair of 46 would-be-monks and 54 would-be-novices.
Similarly, at Yadanar San Pariyatti Monastery, Mingalar Zayyone Pali Monastery, and Mahawizitayone Monastery, the hair-shaving ceremonies were held for 244 would-bemonks.
The Vice-Senior General and wife, attendees offered day meals to monks and members of Sangha at respective monasteries.
In the noon, Buddhist ordination rituals were held in line with principles of Sasana.