The Star, 28 October 2011 -Buddhist centre gets financial boost

The Star, 28 October 2011

Foundation donates RM50,000 to help with construction of new building

In another one of its charitable drives, Dijaya Tropicana Foundation donated RM50,000 to the Buddhist Gem Fellowship (BGF).

The donation is aimed at assisting the BGF in the construction of its new building.

Dijaya Corporation Bhd deputy managing director Dickson Tan presented a cheque totalling RM50,000 to Buddhist Gem Fellowship Malaysia president Datuk Dr Victor Wee.

Also present to witness the donation were Dijaya's managing director ; Group CEO senior personal assitant Ivan Ho; BGF representative Datuk Wei Chuan Beng and committee member Mooi Chee Onn.

"The fellowship provides informed and coherent perspectives on matters that impact the community and contribute towards the betterment of the community.

"The company is pleased to contribute towards building a multi-racial, multi-religious and plural Malaysian society," said Tan.

The BGF was established in 1989 to promote the growth of Buddhism and to create a better world for all living things.

This non-profit, non-governmental organisation nurtures Dhamma-inspired Buddhist leaders to contribute towards the well-being and development of the Buddhist community.

Beginning this year, the BGF has embarked on a fund-raising drive to raise construction funds for a purpose-built building.

The new building will have expanded facilities to reach a larger Buddhist community with its training, education and development programmes for all age groups.

Good deed: Tan, (third from left) presenting a mock cheque to Wee.