Karmapa blesses multi-speciality medical camp for poor in Gaya (Phayul)
Phayul[Saturday, January 03, 2015 22:08]
DHARAMSHALA, January 3: The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje today blessed the launch of a three-day multi speciality health camp for the residents of Bodhgaya where over 12000 devotees from various countries have gathered for the 32nd Kagyu Monlam (great prayer festival) for world peace.
Kagyupa International Monlam Trust, started in 2004 by the young Buddhist leader, has collaborated with the Max India Foundation, which is the corporate social responsibility of Max India.
R K Khandelwal, Divisional Commissioner of Maghadh district, Ms. Mohini Daljeet Singh, CEO of Max India Foundation attended the inaugural function to launch the camp that is aimed to provide quality healthcare service to the poor.
Doctors and specialists in internal medicine, gynaecology, dermatology and paediatrics today saw over 800 patients from outlying districts of Gaya today on the first day.
In addition to the prayer gathering, the Kagyupa International Monlam Trust under the leadership of Karmapa carries out other charitable activities, including an annual health camp for the local residents, a soup kitchen for the poor, distribution of blankets for the needy, and an animal health camp.
“Further, based on the principle of interdependence and interconnectedness, the Karmapa strongly advocates personal responsibility in caring for those around us and in caring for the environment,” said Kunsang Chungyalpa of the Karmapa’s office.
Over the years, the Kagyu prayer gathering has grown both in size and scope, with over 10,000 people traveling to Bodhgaya annually to engage in prayers for world peace and other charitable works.