Members rejoice at 19th AGM

We are thankful for the opportunity to meet kalyana mittas again and express our appreciation to all members for their active participation in the AGM.

The 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia was successfully held on Sunday, 20 March at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang.  Members received reports detailing the  Society’s programmes in 2021 and discussed plans for the coming year, as the country starts to open up from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sis. Buddhini Tan, President of the Society acknowledged and thanked Nalanda Management Committee and Education Committee for their relentless efforts and leadership in conducting Dhamma and educational programmes amidst the challenges and uncertainty of the past year.  As conditions continue to evolve, she relayed to members that whilst our collective efforts have reaped positive impacts in the past, we must continue to play our part and step up to meet new challenges ahead.

Members paying respects at the altar of Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda, Nalanda’s late Spiritual Adviser before the start of the AGM.

Sis. Buddhini shared that Nalanda will likely be able to host more physical programmes for the Buddhist community whilst adhering to SOPs for the safety of all participants and volunteers.

Members also shared their gratitude for the selfless work of fellow volunteers and dedicated staff who went beyond the call of duty in the past year.  Bro. Tan Siang Chye, Director of Nalanda Institute rejoiced in their inspiring commitment, and reminded us that our service to the Buddha-Sāsana can give rise to deep and enduring happiness.  Whilst this supports us as we tread the Noble Eightfold Path, this joy also has immediate effect in our well-being and sense of fulfilment.

Sis. Nandini Tan, Director of Nalanda Centre, expressed her appreciation to office staff and core volunteers who go beyond the call of duty whenever the need arises.

Bro. Siang Chye reminded us that we have much to gain when we serve Buddha-Sāsana, including deep joy as he has experienced himself.

We thank all members for their active participation and support.  Let us take every opportunity to participate to wholesome programmes and contribute to worthy causes.  May the Buddha-Sāsana long endure!