Fellowship night to honour Venerable K Sri Dhammananda's 53 years of Dhammaduta

The Buddhist Channel, April 6, 2005

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The Dhammaduta Youth (D2Y) together with Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia Youth Section (BMSMYS) will be organizing a fellowship get together to celebrate the 86th birthday of Ven. Dr K Sri Dhammananda Maha Nayaka Thera. Entitled "One Voice, Sharing of Minds", the evening gathering at Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields on Saturday, April 30, 2005 will showcase talks, felicitations and other fellowship activities.

<< Youth organizations will gather in Kuala Lumpur on April 30, 2005 to commemorate Venerable's Dr K Sri Dhammananda 53 years of Dhammaduta

In a statement released to the Buddhist Channel today, a BMSMYS spokesperson said that the event was put together for the following purpose:-

  1. To acknowledge and commemorate Chief Reverend's, Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda's  53 years of service to the community and to the Buddhist youth.
  2. To provide an opportunity for Chief Reverend to address the Malaysian Buddhist youths in a productive dialogue between them.
  3. To promote networking and mingling between the various Buddhist youth groups.

D2Y and BMSMYS said that their members felt indebted to Chief Reverend's for his years of contribution to the community especially to the Buddhist Youths.

"Over the past five decades, he has touched the lives of many as he toiled tirelessly to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the community and to propagate the Timeless Teachings of the Buddha. It is therefore a rare and valuable occasion indeed when such a distinguished leader meets the next generation of Buddhist leaders to discuss and share their thoughts and vision with each other.  Such an event will allow Chief Reverend to impart his guidance and direction unto the youth for the future while allowing the youth groups to share personal concerns and issues with the Chief Reverend and each other," the statement says.

During the event, promotional booths for various Buddhist Youth organisations will be set up to conduct Youth Outreach to all attendees of the event. Attendees are invited to participate in the Youth Outreach programme to educate & create greater awareness to all on the good Dhammadutta work done by fellow Buddhist Youth in their respective areas and organisation.

For more information on how to participate in the event, please contact Sis Wan Hua 012 6275005 / Sis Jowynne 0122191293 before the 25th April 2004. You can also write to D2Yat d2yc@yahoo.co.uk for more details.


What: One Voice: A Sharing of minds
When: April 30, 2005
Where: Dewan Asoka Buddhist Maha Vihara 123 Jalan Berhala Kuala Lumpur

For enquiries please contact Sis Wan Hua +6012 - 6275005 / Sis Jowynne +6012-2191293. Members of the public are advised to use public transport or car pool to go to the event.