‘Hiru Shraddha-bi-wandana’ programme jointly organized by Hiru FM & Hiru TV in lieu of Poson Poya commemorating the visit of Arahath Mihindu Thera to Sri Lanka commenced at the historic Thuparama sacred grounds yesterday.
This was under the patronage of Chairman of ABC Media Networks Mr. Rayynor Silva.
The programme commenced with an all night pirith chanting ceremony with the participation of 100 buddhist monks.
It was broadcast live on Hiru TV.
A specialty of the event was the ordaining of several lay children which is based on a concept of the Chairman of ABC Media Networks Rayynor Silva.
A special sponsorship programme meanwhile would be initiated on behalf of the ordained novices under the faithful patronage of Hiru TV & Hiru FM.
Moreover a special ‘adishtana pooja’ hoping for the longevity of the Buddha Sasana has also been organized as part of todays religious observances.