On 31 August 2014, we celebrate Malaysia’s 57th Independence Day. Arguably, it has been a difficult year for Malaysia with the twin accidents of MH370 and 17 still fresh in our thoughts. Yet we have faith that with collective will and unity, we can overcome such tragedies as one nation and people.
Since its inception in 1969, Magnum Group has been committed to fulfilling its social responsibility by being a caring and responsible corporate citizen. Magnum also believes in involving Malaysian youths and empowering them to make a difference by initiating community-related projects.
Recently, under “MagnumCares” Youth In Charge 2014 Programme, Malaysian youths have been invited to produce and submit short films that highlight the plight of local charity homes. (Magnum Cares webpage: http://www.magnumcares.my)
During last weekend’s Nalanda ‘Family Fun Fair’, we were touched by our Kelantanese friends who came from so far by train, bus and plane to support the event! An advance party of 8 devotees came to camp at Nalanda Centre for 2 days to help with the preparations. And they did not come empty handed – together they brought along 2,000 pieces of home-made ‘tao pao’ (a local Kelantanese delicacy), 50kg of various fruits, and 300 coconuts!
31 August 2014 marks the 8th anniversary of the passing away of Nalanda’s late Spiritual Advisor – Most Venerable Dr. Kirinde Sri Dhammananda Nāyaka Thero. On this day, Nalandians gather to commemorate his lifetime’s missionary work and celebrate his spirit and teachings with a Dhamma talk by Bro.Tan, Sanghika Dāna, and dedication of merits. Join us at Nalanda Centre on 31 August for the “K. Sri Dhammananda Memorial Day” Service Sunday. All are welcome!