On Saturday 11 February, Nalanda Youth Centre hosted a gathering to usher in the Lunar New Year. Decorated with auspicious blessings and ornaments, Nalanda Centre was made ready to receive our red-clad guests for the merry event. The evening kicked off with pot-luck dinner prepared by the youths, as familiar faces reconnected and rejoiced together.
After dinner, joyous laughter rang through the halls as the ice-breaker session started with a twist as the youths improvised Chinese New Year songs to introduce themselves. The atmosphere warmed up even more with friendly competitions, challenging the youths on team-spirit and cooperation.
The gathering also shared Bro. Tan’s message on “Good Friends”. Bro. Tan taught that truly good friends bring out the goodness in us; they are ‘good for’ us, and not just ‘good to’ us. He also explained the four types of good friends: one who is helpful; one who endures together through happy and trying times; one who gives wise counsel; and one who sympathises with us.
We would like to thank the youths who contributed towards this joyous night by bringing food and much laughter. We also wish everyone a happy whole year ahead. We look forward to meeting everyone soon at Nalanda Youth Centre; may our bonds of spiritual friendship long endure!