Prayers

12 March 2018

Tragic air-crash in Kathmandu

Just days after the 4th anniversary of MH370’s disappearance, another tragic air-crash happened this afternoon in Nepal when a turboprop passenger aircraft was attempting to land at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport.  Flight BS 211 belonging to US-Bangla Airlines was flying on a scheduled flight from the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka to Kathmandu with 71 people on board.

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11 March 2018

Tōhoku tragedy remembered

On 11 March 2011, at 2.46PM local time, a catastrophic 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan near Sendai, causing widespread damages and triggering a powerful tsunami that struck coastal villages and towns with great ferocity.

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8 March 2018

4th Anniversary of MH370 tragedy

Today marks the 4th year of MH370’s mysterious disappearance over the Indian Ocean.  Many family members of those who perished are still in agony over not knowing the actual fate of their loved ones.

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7 February 2018

Earthquake hits Hualien, Taiwan

A deadly magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the eastern Taiwanese city of Hualien close to midnight yesterday (6 February), causing buildings to collapse with people trapped within them.  So far, two people were confirmed dead, more than 200 injured, and some others missing.

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13 November 2017

Deadly earthquake struck Iran-Iraq

A powerful earthquake shook the border region in Kermanshah Province of Iran and Iraq’s Kurdish region on Sunday 12 November, causing at least 500 deaths and more than 8,000 injuries.  The earthquake was measured at 7.3 on the Richter Scale, and is the deadliest so far in 2017.

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5 November 2017

Best wishes to exam candidates

The two most important public examinations in Malaysia – SPM (‘O’–Level) and STPM (‘A’–Level) – will be held starting tomorrow.  Nalanda wishes our Dhamma School and Free School students who are sitting for the exams as well as other candidates throughout the country – all the best!  May you be blessed with good health and positive spirit in facing the tests.  Sukhihontu.

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2 October 2017

Pray for Las Vegas shooting victims

Another senseless shooting incident happened in the United States today, where a gunman fired into a concert crowd near Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Resort, killing 59 people and injuring more than 500 others.

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20 September 2017

Dedicate merits to earthquake victims

As we observe the New-moon Uposatha today, let us direct our thoughts and prayers to the victims of yesterday’s strong earthquake near Mexico City.  More than 200 people have perished in collapsed buildings, and many are still missing.

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17 August 2017

The world stands with Barcelona

The string of terrorist attacks and attempted attacks on 17 August left at least 14 people dead and more than 100 injured in Barcelona, Spain.  The terrorist group ‘Islamic State’ has claimed responsibility for this inhumane and criminal deed.  This act must be strongly condemned by every citizen of the world.

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17 July 2017

3rd Anniversary of MH17

2014 was the worst year in the history of Malaysian aviation, when two Boeing 777 airliners belonging to Malaysia Airlines were lost – MH370 vanished mysteriously over the Indian Ocean on 8 March 2014; and MH17 was struck by a missile over Ukraine on 17 July 2014.  The two incidents resulted in a combined loss of 537 lives.

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