Two-day Chinese New Year celebrations commenced on a grand note with Buddhist chants, music, invigorating speeches by Brother Billy Fong and Sister Isabella Chu, lively songs and to cap it all melodious Bhajans.
The year, being the year of Rooster, which signifies punctuality is hoped that it would be the harbinger of peace, health and happiness. The proceedings began with offerings made at the Samadhi according to Chinese tradition. Buddhist chants to glorify the name of Buddha and Bodhisattva were chanted by devotees from Indonesia. “Sathya Sai Harmonica”, a group consisting of devotees from Malaysia played harmonious notes on their Harmonica.