‘Silver Lining’ is a programme initiated by Nalanda Youth Centre in 2015 to promote acts of kindness towards others among Malaysian youths. A ‘Silver Lining Day’ is organised once every three months where youths dedicate one Sunday to serving the community.
The International Buddhist Flag was adopted as the universal symbol of Buddhist faith more than half a century ago. In Malaysia, this vibrant, multi-coloured symbol of peace is ubiquitous in temples and Buddhist centres during Wesak celebrations, but is barely visible for the rest of the year. As such, Nalanda Buddhist Society and the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia are currently running a campaign aimed at educating the community on the meaning and symbolism of the flag, and to encourage Buddhists to fly the flag at home during Wesak month.
The much-anticipated ‘Nalanda Family Fun Fair’ on 9 August is just 2 weeks away! There will be more than 120 stalls offering a wide variety of food, beverages, household items, clothes, handicraft and merchandise for sale. The ‘Fun Fair’ aims to raise funds to finance many community-based educational programmes run by Nalanda Institute, Dhamma School, Free School, the Library, and Youth Centre. It is the only fund-raising event for Nalanda Sri Serdang this year.
On Saturday 16 May, the “Silver Lining” Photography Competition Awards presentation was held at Nalanda Centre, attended by nearly all prize recipients, their families and friends. The ceremony marked the close of Nalanda Youth Centre’s two-month campaign to raise awareness on the importance of kindness and compassion in society.
Dear friends, the on-line voting for the best photograph of the ‘Silver Lining’ Photography Competition is closed effective 8pm, 11th May. In the week-long voting period from 5th to 11th May, 48,640 people viewed the photographs; 1,764 people voted on-line; and 8,387 votes were received in total.
Since March 2015, a group of Nalandian youths have been running the ‘Silver Lining’ Photography Competition and Exhibition, which is themed ‘Random Acts of Kindness’. Their campaign aims at promoting awareness and cultivation of kindness among Malaysian youths, and also in appreciating the kindness of others towards us.
The ‘Silver Lining’ Photography Competition On-line Voting is now Open!
The voting for the ‘Silver Lining’ Photography Competition is open from 5 – 11 May. The Top 20 shortlisted photographs by our panel of judges have been posted onto Nalanda’s Facebook page; but we need your help to allocate them their positions!
On Sunday 29 March, Nalandian youths organised a ‘Charity Car Wash’ at Nalanda House, Sri Serdang to raise funds for Dhamma Education, and the “Children’s Wish Society of Malaysia”, an organisation which aims to fulfil the wishes of terminally-ill children.
Do you know that with a pint of blood you donate, 3 lives can be saved? Perform a wholesome deed this Wesak by participating in the Blood Donation Campaign. It only takes a little of your time to donate blood, but its effect on someone’s life will last forever.
Do you know that a pint of blood can save up to 3 lives? Blood donation is safe, painless, simple and noble. It is also one of the most wholesome deeds one can do this Wesak. You can make a life and death difference for others in need, by just coming forward to donate blood.