On Monday 16 March, Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan paid a half-day visit to the newly-opened Mangala Lodge Buddhist House in Kampar, Perak. The lodge is a comfortable and well-furnished hostel facility specially catered for students studying in nearby institutions. It is located adjacent to the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) main campus, and not far from TAR University College (formerly ‘TAR College’) branch campus.
Mangala Lodge was the brainchild and the result of hard work put in by Mr. and Mrs. Koh Lai Huat – a devoted Buddhist couple who saw the need to provide a conducive residential and learning facility for holistic development of youths. The lodge comprises 3 units of linked single-storey houses, equipped with a large activity hall, library, kitchen and dining room, an administrative office, a guest room, and 12 rooms to house resident-students.
In his sharing, Bro. Tan thanked Mr. and Mrs. Koh for their visionary and pro-active effort in establishing Mangala Lodge for the development of Buddhist youths. He also urged the resident-students to make full use of this wonderful facility to study well and develop themselves further by practising Dhamma. Sadhu!