Inaugural conference for Nalandian leaders

Nalanda leaders attending the conference in Sri Serdang.

Nalanda leaders from all branches and departments attended the conference held in Sri Serdang.

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”.

Nalanda President Sis. Evelyn speaking about the concept of "team leadership".

Nalanda President Sis. Evelyn spoke about the concept of “team leadership” at the meeting.

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!

The conference was full of spontaneous fun as Nalandians mingled happily with one another.

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.

Nalandian leaders readily broke into laughter at every funny moment.

Nalandian leaders readily broke into laughter at every funny moment.