On Friday 12 June, Nalanda Free School organized an outing for primary school students to Zoo Negara (National Zoo) in Kuala Lumpur. 31 students participated in this learning trip, accompanied by 5 teachers and facilitators. This special outing was meant as a ‘reward’ for younger Free School students who had full-attendance since classes began in January.
On Friday 12 June, Nalanda Centre was honoured by a visit by Venerable Sayadaw U Osadha from California, U.S.A. Sayadaw Osadha was accompanied by the President of Selangor Buddhist Vipassana Meditation Society Bro. Lim Boon Hang and several other devotees. On hand to welcome the venerable were Founder Bro. Tan, Director of Nalanda Centre Sis. Nandini, and other officers.
Today marks the 8th anniversary of Nalanda Institute Malaysia – one of the pivotal education arms of Nalanda Buddhist Society. We are grateful to be celebrating this milestone with a lot of positive energy and great aspiration to bring Buddhist education in this region to greater heights.
An Indonesian military airplane with 113 people on board crashed earlier today into a residential area in Medan, Sumatera. The Hercules C-130 aircraft was reported to have encountered technical problems soon after taking-off. It crashed into two houses and a hotel while attempting to make an emergency landing. There were no signs of anyone on the plane surviving the crash. The number of casualties on the ground remains unclear.