THE fourth charity dinner organised by Bodhi Meditation Malaysia successfully raised RM2.93mil. All proceeds will be utilised for several charitable projects and initiatives, mainly to provide education subsidies.
Planning for the dinner started in November last year and thanks to the support of 15,000 practitioners and donors nationwide, it exceeded the target set of RM2.5mil.
The charity dinner with the theme “The Power of Compassion” was held at Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay Hall, Wisma Huazong, Seri Kembangan.
Bodhi Meditation founder Master JinBodhi sent a video message in which he said: “Malaysians are very pure and kind-hearted and have hearts filled with compassion.”
He said education was key to transforming lives and lifting people out of poverty.
As such, 95% of the funds raised
will be used for education purposes, including the JinBodhi Higher Education Bursary, primary and secondary education subsidies,
free meals as well as supporting underprivileged families and organising youth camps.
The remaining 5% will be used to support the elderly and orphans.
The event opened with a rousing 24-Festive Drum performance.