As we usher in 2012, let us reflect on the many memorable achievements of Nalanda Buddhist Society in the past year. We observed the 8th Anniversary of the Society and the 1st Anniversary of the Buddhist Community Alliance on 1 May. We acquired a new 3-storey building to cater for our projected expansion; embarked on a ‘Transformation Programme’; introduced our Core Values; and improved on our Management Structure, Systems, Resources, Facilities and Human Capital. We also established the first Nalanda Education & Outreach (NEO) Centre in Happy Garden, Kuala Lumpur, to commemorate the 2,600th Year of Buddhism. A resounding ‘Sadhu‘ to everyone for the amazing energy and marvelous effort in achieving all that and more in a mere 12 months!
Education remains a pivotal focus of Nalanda because it is an invaluable tool to bring about the desired social changes for a better future. With a holistic education, we open ourselves to the true spirit of living a life of gratitude, loving-kindness and communal support.
As we embrace 2012, let us continue to strive and grow together, and make the world a better place. We know our concerted efforts can benefit many – our past achievements are testament to this. The Management Committee would like to express our deepest gratitude to all donors, members, devotees and benefactors who have been relentlessly supporting Nalanda. You have helped to realize our noble dreams and we hope you will continue with your wholesome deeds to make more dreams come true. Have a meaningful, memorable and blessed year ahead!