Celebrating 20 years on ‘Nalanda Day’

Celebrating 20 years on ‘Nalanda Day’

Thank you to all spiritual teachers, members, donors, volunteers and supporters. Happy 20th Anniversary! May all beings be well and happy.

On Monday 1 May, Nalanda members, volunteers and devotees marked the milestone 20th Anniversary of the Society together at Nalanda Centre.   In this gathering of good spiritual friends, everyone rejoiced in the progress and impact of the Society’s programmes over the years, borne of the strong missionary spirit which unites us.

As we forge forward in our mission to continue providing holistic educational opportunities, a refresh in management and education leadership roles were effected.  Achariya Tan Siang Chye is appointed as the Chairman of Nalanda Education Committee, which oversees all of Nalanda’s educational divisions, and the incumbent Achariya S. Vijaya will now be Chairman Emeritus.  Nalanda Dhammaduta College will be led by Bro. Ānanda Fong.

Leaders and members welcoming Achariya Vijaya and Achariya Siang Chye who graced this important milestone together.

“Despite our differences, everyone were able to come together and work for the same vision over 20 years because we let go of our ‘Self’.”

Commencing Nalanda Day and starting the morning with flag-raising and chanting the first verse of the Jaya Mangala Gatha.

Achariya-Abhivadana – Members pay respects to our late Spiritual Adviser, Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda before every important occasion at Nalanda.

Making offerings to the Three Jewels.

Bro. Tong welcoming all members to Nalanda Day.

Our deepest gratitude goes out to all past and present leaders, spiritual guides, founding members, supporters and benefactors who have helped Nalanda in many ways to deliver on our educational mission in these past 20 years.  With renewed and high spirits, may we never give up, but advance and move forward – “Ma Nivatta, abhikkama”.  May the Buddha-Sāsana long endure!

The newly-elected Board of Management for 2023/25 taking an oath to serve the Society with integrity in advancing the Society’s mission.

Signing the pledge of commitment.

President Sis. Buddhinī Tan delivering the anniversary speech.

Achariya Tan Siang Chye delivering a speech as the new Chairman of Nalanda Education Committee.

Revealing a special board listing 20 Milestones in 20 Years at Nalanda.

Appreciation to Nalanda members who have actively and consistently served the society for more than a decade.

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