Commemorating birth anniversary of Madihe Pannaseeha Maha Nayaka Thera
Seminars to discuss the concepts developed and promoted by the late Madihe Pannaseeha Maha Nayaka Thera, a tree planting campaign, launching of self-employment projects, an ordination ceremony, a meditation retreat and an almsgiving are among a series of activities planned during a nine-day programme commencing today, Sunday, June 17 to commemorate the 94th birth anniversary of the late Maha Nayaka Thera coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Sasana Sevaka Society he founded.
The programme begins with a ceremony at the Sri Vajirajnana Dhamma School recognizing the achievements of the students and the attendance during the year 2006 by the teachers of Dhamma schools in the Maharagama Shasanarakshaka Balamandalaya.
A guidance course and workshop for pre-school teachers will be held on Monday, June 18 under the auspices of Janavijaya Foundation while a full-day seminar for the Maha Sangha heading the Dharmavijaya societies will be held on Tuesday, June 19.
Wednesday, June 20 will be Environment Day when a tree planting campaign will be held along the Sri Vajiragnana Mawatha, Maharagama.
An ordination ceremony will take place prior to the opening of the 'Madihe Maha Nahimi Museum and Archives' on the Maha Nayaka Thera's birthday on Thursday, June 21.
A Community Day has been planned for Friday, June 22 with the objective of making Maharagama a model town. Several projects to promote self-employment around Maharagama will be initiated.
The Meditation Retreat will be held on Saturday, June 23 at the Dharmayatanaya. Sunday, June 24 has been set apart for an alms-giving and a congress of branch representatives of the Sasana Sevaka Society. Plans for further strengthening of the branch activities will be discussed.
The keynote speaker at the commemorative meeting to be held at the BMICH on Monday, June 25 will be Dr. Ananda Guruge.