The spectacular sight of a thousand over lighted LED candles flickering in the waving hands of devotees amid the chanting of Buddha’s name was the high light of the 2009 Bodhi-nite . The event in its 3rd consecutive year was held on 2nd May from 7.30pm to 10pm to commemorate the auspicious 2335 years of Buddha day which falls on the 9th of the following week. Jointly organized by Than Hsiang Temple and the Phor Tay Primary, secondary , independent school and their ex-students associations, the event also seek to raise funds for the various schools’ annual expenditures.
Ven. Zhen Ru gave an account of the history of Phor Tay school with reference to its various eminent sangha founders and led in the blessing ceremony . He ended his speech with the wish for all being to be blessed with merits and wisdom of the triple Gem and the world to be endowed with peace and prosperity.
The event was attended by dignitaries which included YB S. Ravinthran and the school board members . Cultural dances, songs and Chinese classical music were presented by the students of the schools to entertain the participants.