In conjunction with Nalanda Buddhist Society’s 13th anniversary celebrations, Nalandian leaders from all branches and departments were invited to a special leadership conference on 30 April and 1 May. The leaders comprising elected office-bearers and appointed officers met at Nalanda Centre for two days to chart the Society’s way forward.
Nalanda founder Bro. Tan opened the conference by stating how pivotal and essential good leadership is to the success of any organization, community, or even nation. He gave his definition of ‘good leadership’, and aptly pointed out that “leadership depends not on one’s position, but rather on one’s actions, conviction, and persuasions”.
Besides Bro. Tan, other Nalandian leaders also gave presentations during the conference. Among them were President Sis. Evelyn Chow; Director of Nalanda Institute Achariya Tan Siang Chye; and the Director of Pustaka Nalanda Bro. Ananda Fong.
The conference was full of spontaneous fun as Nalandian leaders, being close and comfortable with one another, readily broke into laughter at every funny moment! Mutual appreciation and sympathetic joy were evident among the leaders as they mingled happily within the Nalandian family.