The Singapore Buddhist Federation (SBF) has donated 100 items of house electrical home equipment and 30 cartons of hand sanitiser to a charity underneath the Islamic Non secular Council of Singapore (Muis).
The objects will probably be distributed by the Rahmatan Lil Alamin Basis (RLAF) to low-income Malay/Muslim households.
RLAF chief government officer Muhammad Faizal Othman accepted the donation throughout SBF’s Vesak Day celebration on Sunday (Could 1).
Buddhists commemorate Buddha’s start, enlightenment and dying on Vesak Day, which falls on Could 15 this 12 months.
SBF’s celebration is a three-day affair primarily based on the theme Upholding the Reality. It contains actions akin to a collection of talks by Venerable Seck Kwang Phing, the federation’s president, on true Buddhist teachings.
Talking on the occasion, Ven Kwang Phing mentioned Buddhist teachings have been unfold extensively for greater than 2,560 years. However a number of misinterpretations, misrepresentations and deviational teachings have emerged.
He mentioned the Vesak Day occasion will tackle the difficulty and provides alternative to those that wish to discover out the true teachings of Buddha.
“You will need to confirm and verify the reality and accuracy of the data we’ve obtained, in order that we couldn’t solely domesticate ourselves spiritually, but additionally assist to create a harmonious society,” mentioned Ven Kwang Phing.
Minister in Prime Minister’s Workplace Maliki Osman, who was visitor of honour on Sunday, mentioned racial and spiritual concord has at all times been a part of the Singaporean identification and expertise.
“Our faculties goal to supply a protected and supportive surroundings, the place college students, no matter their race or faith, can construct sturdy and constructive relationships, and study the values of respect and concord,” mentioned Dr Maliki, who can also be Second Minister for Training.
He expressed his appreciation for SBF’s longstanding involvement in selling schooling. Maha Bodhi College and Manjusri Secondary College have been established by SBF in 1949 and 1982 respectively.
“Maha Bodhi College and Manjusri Secondary College have been inculcating younger Singaporeans with the correct ethical values for a number of many years,” mentioned Dr Maliki.
For Maha Bodhi College, integrity and diligence are enshrined within the faculty’s motto. For instance, to domesticate integrity, its lecturers take time to information their college students to take duty for his or her actions and phrases, mentioned Dr Maliki.
At Manjusri, college students are taught values enshrined within the faculty’s motto: knowledge, conduct, benevolence and aspirations.
“The Singapore Buddhist Federation’s efforts in serving to the needy in our society have helped to deepen inter-racial and inter-religious bonds,” added Dr Maliki.
“By offering a lived expertise of contributing to the frequent good of all Singaporeans, beneficiaries and our younger Singaporeans can proceed to construct our Singaporean beliefs in years to come back.”