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2013 Annual Yunlin Academic Scholarship Award ceremony held at BAC

杭州佛学院 | 2013-12-29 | View: 834

2013 Yunlin Academic Award and Scholarship Award ceremony

Affectionate handshakes and warm smiles

Senior Master Chuan Yin (Buddhist Association of China chairperson, Buddhist Academy of China Rector) presents gift to Hangzhou Linyin Temple

Senior Master Chuan Yin

Buddhist Association of China Vice-Chairperson, Buddhist Academy of China Vice Rector Venerable Zhan Ru

Buddhist Association of China Senior Master Chuan Yin Presents gift for Guo Qinghua, Chief of Hangzhou Municipal Bureau of Ethnic and Religious Affairs

Venerable Master Guangquan presents award

Ven. Tongxian expresses gratitute on behalf of Buddhist Academy of China

                                                                                           December 15, 2013
 
 The Grand Hall of the Buddhist Academy of China(BAC) was the venue for the 2013 annual Yunlin Academic Scholarship Award ceremony. Among the special guests and dignitary attendees for this event were Senior Master Chuan Yin (Buddhist Association of China chairperson, Buddhist Academy of China Rector), Venerable Zhan Ru (Buddhist Association of China Vice-Chairperson, Buddhist Academy of China Vice Rector), Guo Qinghua (Chief of Hangzhou Municipal Bureau of Ethnic and Religious Affairs), Venerable Master Guangquan (Hangzhou Buddhist Association Chairperson, Abbot of Hangzhou Lingyin Temple), Zhang Hourong (Vice Rector of Buddhist Association of China), Venerable Xiangxue (Vice Rector of Buddhist Association of China), Venerable Guangru (Educational Administration Deputy Chief), Venerable Lizheng (Educational Administration Director). Zhang Hourong, Vice Rector of Buddhist Association of China, served as host of this event.
 
Guo Qing ye, Chief of Hangzhou Municipal Bureau of Ethnic and Religious Affairs, opened with a speech that applauded Hangzhou's flourishing environment for Buddhism. Dubbed"Buddhist Nation of the South East," Hangzhou Buddhism has experienced prolific development with the consistent support at all levels, whether political, educational, or from the community. With many graduates from the Buddhist Academy of China serving as the core custodians of Hangzhou temples, they are also setting examples to encourage future graduates from the Buddhist Academy of China to consider taking part in the Buddhism hub of Hangzhou, to further contribute and develop the Buddhist culture upon finishing their work at the Buddhist Academy of China.
 

Venerable Zhan Ru expressed his sincere gratitude in his speech in order to recognize Hangzhou Lingyin Temple's consistent contribution. Not only as affirmation for the contributions to the Buddhist Association of China as a symbol of inspiration for all the academic individuals, staff, and diligent cultivators, but an actual catalyst to spur on action and results. He also urged all to utilize this opportunity in benefiting their own academic abilities, strengthen academic foundations, and raise overall academic standards, as a whole, in unison. Only through this unity of strength and will, coupled with the opportunities before everyone, will Buddhist education in China effectively propel to the next level.
 
Venerable master Guangquan then presented the "Yunlin Academic Scholarship Award" himself, as well as the "Yunlin Scholarly Award." Senior Master Chuan Yin also presented his own gift of calligraphy art to Venerable Master Guangquan and praised Lingyin Temple's contributions and efforts towards education. 
 

In the afternnon, Verneable Master Guangquan also presented the 2013 Yunlin Academic Scholarship award for Beijing University and Nankai University (Tianjin). In his speech delivered at that ceremony, Venerable Master Guangquan encouraged students to work hard in their studies as to ultimately benefit the society and country wholly.