Dr. B.R. Ambedkar 126 birth anniversary celebrated by NNBY Nashik group.
Topic: Fellowship and brotherhood of Buddhist youth.
Leader: Dh Vasitkumar
Date: 22nd April 2017 – 10am to 5pm
Venue: Nagasen Buddha Vihar, Tagore Nagar, Nashik.
Activities: Puja, Dhamma talk, Play for peace games, NNBY documentary and presentations.
Purpose: To celebrate birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar and building a connection between the Buddhist youth of Nashik.
Participant: 40 – (Girls : 15, Boys: 25)
The celebration was started by Pooja which was lead by Dhammamitra Siddhart. Vasitkumar’s introduction was given by Dhammamitra Kiran. Dh Vasitkumar then gave a talk on Fellowship and brotherhood of Buddhist youth explaining the importance of friendship and its values. The whole session was interactive with all participants involved actively. Mithunkumar who had come all the way from Mumbai took the responsibility of anchoring the program.
After the lunch, Play for Peace games were taken by Mithun and Dh Vasitkumar. All the participant enjoyed these games which brought a sense of connectivity between all the participants.
At the end of the day, NNBY documentary was shown to the participants. After that presentation of NNBY’s Vision, Mission, values and uniqueness was explained to the participants by Mithun. NNBY structure, activities and projects was also explained along with.
We had about 35 new participants who had never attended any of the NNBY activities. It was a great experience for them attending this workshop. For them, it was not a just traditional dhamma talk but rather interactive one in which all had actively participants. It helped them to be more open and express their views freely. There was a request from the participants to take such workshops every month in different areas of Nashik so that all the Buddhist youth of Nashik could join NNBY team and be benefited.