Day of giving and selfless service

The Fun Fair began at 8AM as usual; by 2PM, more than 3,000 people had visited the charity event.

The popular Nalanda ‘Family Fun Fair’ in Johor Bahru was successfully held last Sunday, 16 September.  A total of 81 stalls offered a variety of home-cooked delicacies, beverages, and household items to the delight of more than 3,000 shoppers and visitors.

On the eve of the ‘Family Fun Fair’, Nalanda founder Bro.Tan visited NEO Centre J.B. to lead meditation, chanting, and deliver a Dhamma talk to members and devotees.

Early on Sunday morning, Nalandians gathered at NEO Centre for the flag-raising ceremony to honour ‘Malaysia Day’.

Throughout the day, fair-goers were treated to many performances by Dhamma School students and talented devotees.  Many people also visited three specially set up exhibitions: (1) on the late Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda’s Centenary Celebration, (2) on Nalanda programmes, and (3) on ‘Wisdom Park’ – our latest project to build an integrated campus to train future Buddhist leaders and teachers.

Johor State EXCO Member Y.B. Liow Cai Tung sharing words of encouragement with Nalanda leaders: (from right) Board Member Bro. Vincent; President Sis. Evelyn; Deputy President Bro. Charlie; and J.B. Branch Chairman Bro.Yap.

We were honoured to receive the visit by Yang Berhormat Liow Cai Tung, the Johor State EXCO Member for Women Development and Tourism, who is also the State Assemblywoman for Johor Jaya. The popular Y.B. Liow was hosted by Nalanda Branch Chairman Bro. Yap; she spent time mingling easily with the crowd and visited the exhibitions at NEO Centre.

Children having a great time at the Fair.

We are grateful for the generous support from sponsors, stall operators, donors, neighbours, and the public for another fruitful ‘Family Fun Fair’ held at Nalanda J.B. Branch.  We thank everyone involved in the event and hope you will continue to rejoice over your selfless giving for a noble cause!  With this merit, may all of us continue to have opportunities to serve the Buddha-Sāsana.  Sādhu anumodanā!

We are grateful for the generous support for another fruitful ‘Family Fun Fair’ in J.B.  Thank you!