Friends arrive for tomorrow’s ‘Fun Fair’

Sis. Evelyn welcoming volunteers.

Sis. Evelyn welcoming and thanking volunteers for coming to support the big event.

Today, on the eve of the ‘Fun Fair’, dozens of members and supporters started streaming into Nalanda Centre from Johor Bahru, Kelantan, Kedah and elsewhere.  Many people eagerly jumped in to help prepare for tomorrow’s event as soon as they’d arrived.

Nalandians from Serdang and Johor Bahru joining hands to prepare food.

In the kitchen at Nalanda Centre, Nalandians from Serdang and Johor Bahru joined hands to prepare food.

Setting up the exhibition booth.

Director of Pustaka Nalanda Bro. Ananda Fong (foreground) and Chairman of Nalanda Sungai Petani Branch Bro. Khaw Seng Giap, setting up the exhibition booth.

Earlier this afternoon, we welcomed our contingent of friends from the Buddhist Fellowship Singapore.  The group of 29 was warmly received by Nalanda Centre Director Sis. Nandini and senior Nalandian officers.  Many among them were visiting Nalanda for the first time, and were therefore brought on a building tour.

Our Singaporean friends having a group photograph at Nalanda Centre with Bro. Tan.

Our Singaporean friends having a group photogarph at Nalanda Centre with founder Bro. Tan and Director of Nalanda Institute, Achariya Tan Siang Chye.

Bro. Charlie leading the newcomers on a building tour.

Nalanda’s Deputy President Bro. Charlie leading the newcomers on a building tour.

At 7.00pm, 240 Nalandians and devotees settled into a simple dinner, followed by evening chanting and sharings by Bro. Tan at 8.15pm.  Nalanda President Sis. Evelyn, and Fun Fair Organising Team member Sis. Joyce Lim will also addressed the congregation.

Sis. Joyce Lim sharing her experience in getting support from strangers and local devotees.

Sis. Joyce Lim, the Head of Sponsorship, sharing her touching experience in getting support from strangers and local devotees.

We thank all our hard-working volunteers for their great efforts and contributions over the past few months. All of us look forward to a great event at the 2016 Nalanda ‘Family Fun Fair’, tomorrow!  Welcome everyone!

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