Monday, June 30, 2014

127th Founders Day Alms Giving at Asigiri Maha Vihara Pirivena

Old Rajans Scout Association offered alms giving for over 150 Bhikkus at Asigiri Maha Vihara Pirivena to commemorate the Founder’s Day of Dharmaraja College, Kandy on 29th Sunday of June 2014. This marked the 127th Anniversary of Dharmaraja College, which was established by Col Henry Steel Olcott, philanthropist and the founder of the Buddhist Theosophical Society on 30th June 1887. This marked the 12thconsecutive year of ORSA organizing the event.

During the 'Dhamma Desana' , most venerable Naranpanawe Ananda Thero expressed the importance of Dhana and appreciated the service of mother Dharmaraja in grooming Buddhist children in the country more 127 years from its inception in 1887.  Principal of Dharmaraja College Mr. S.M. Keethirathna, Deputy Principal Mr. S. Subasinghe, former Deputy Princiapal Mr.. Sarath Mathararachchi, Former Group Scout Leader of 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group Mr. Bandara Weerasekara, current scouts and  members of ORSA together with their families were present at the occasion. 

Former President of ORSA Mr. Asitha Edirisooriya together with Vice President Mr. Arosha Gunasinghe organized the event.   

It was also the birthday of former Group Scout Leader of 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group Mr. Bandara Weerasekara. 

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