Welcoming new batch of officers

Bro. Tan congratulating and welcoming the new officers.

Bro. Tan congratulating and welcoming the new branch officers to the leadership team.

On Saturday 30 April, a new batch of elected office-bearers took their ‘pledge of service’ in a simple ceremony at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang.  In total, 33 Management Committee members from Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, and Sungai Petani branches (11 from each branch) were elected in early March this year; 26 of them attended the installation ceremony witnessed by the Society’s leaders, Board of Management members, and senior officers.

Branch Chairmen signing their pledge.

Branch Chairmen signing their service pledge. From left: Bro. Khaw of Sungai Petani Branch; Bro. Yap of Johor Bahru Branch; and Bro. Ng of Kuala Lumpur Branch.

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan said that to be elected as officers of the Society is an indication of trust placed upon us by the membership.  He urged all officers – both elected and appointed – to make full use of their terms of office to enhance personal cultivation and leadership qualities.

Nalanda President Sis. Evelyn Chow also welcomed the new branch officers and promised to work closely together with everyone to organise educational programmes and facilitate Dhamma propagation.

Sis. Evelyn handing a copy of Nalanda Constitution to KL Branch Chairman Bro. Ng.

Sis. Evelyn handing a copy of Nalanda Constitution to KL Branch Chairman Bro. Ng as part of the ‘officers welcoming’ ceremony.

In Nalandian tradition, the newly-elected officers stepped forward when called, and pledged to cultivate themselves earnestly, while serving the larger community joyfully. Congratulations to all newly-elected office-bearers on your installation.  May you continue to grow spiritually, and lead by example with personal integrity and wisdom.  Anumodana.

Deputy Chairmen signing their pledge.

Deputy Chairmen signing their pledge. From left: Bro.Song of SP Branch; Sis. Angie of JB Branch; and Bro.Yong of KL Branch.

Branch Secretaries signing their service pledge.

Branch Secretaries signing their service pledge. From left: Sis. Sumedha of SP Branch; Sis. Ong of JB Branch; and Sis. May of KL Branch.