To commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Most Revered Venerable Sadhanananda Mahathera, popularly known as Bana Bhante, the founder of the Bana Vihara Institution, Sadhanarama Foundation organized nine-day ‘Anniversary Celebration’ from 31st December 2018 to 8th January 2019 at its premises in Jyotsnapur under Diyun Circle.
Most Venerable Nandapal Mahathera paying tributes to Bana Bhante
To mark the 100th Birth Anniversary of the Great Teacher Most Revered Venerable Sadhanananda Mahathera, popularly and lovingly known as Bana Bhante 'The Forest Monk' by the people, Sadhanarama Foundation organized a 10-day Dhamma programs in honor of our Beloved Teacher Bana Bhante. The occasion of 100th birth anniversary celebrations has given us an opportunity to remind the humanity of the efficacy of the message of Bana Bhante.
Bana Bhante served the people regardless of race, gender, religious backgrounds and always taught the people to practice compassion and loving kindness. To this day still, Most Respected Venerable Bana Bhante has become an object of ultimate veneration and living embodiment of the Buddha.
The event saw a series of programmes, including Laying of foundation stone for Sima (Ordination Hall, Higher (Bhikkhu) ordination of 500 monks, Procession of Sacred Buddha Relics and Tipitaka for world peace, to bring Unity & development of Buddhism in Arunachal Pradesh.
On this 100th birth anniversary celebration, Venerable Bhikkhu Sangha and devotees from different part of country, Thailand and Myanmar came to participate. The Bordumsa-Diyun Assembly Constituency contesting candidates Shri Somlung Mossang and Shri Dana Takio were invited as Guest of Honour. Thousand of peoples attended the programs.