During the recent Nalanda ‘Family Fun Fair’, Nalandian youths embarked on a strong effort to reach out to the community of young Buddhists. A ‘Youth Centre Canopy’ was set up comprising two sections: one section for Buddhist Societies from various universities to establish their stalls, and another section housing an exhibition themed “The Silver Lining”, which aimed to promote kindness.
Buddhist Societies from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Sungai Long, University of Nottingham Malaysia, Sunway University and Mangala Lodge (UTAR Kampar) set up stalls at the Fun Fair to sell various merchandise and to engage with the public. This provided a golden opportunity for youths from tertiary institutions to come together to develop networking and fellowship for future collaborations.
“The Silver Lining” Exhibition featured impressive creativity in highlighting the importance of kindness. It included a decorative feature wall, an information section, a “Make an Aspiration” wall, as well as a section that prompted immediate acts of kindness.
The youths’ exuberance in supporting Buddhist education is indeed inspiring. We look forward to future programmes and projects involving more young Buddhists next year! Sadhu anumodana.