PHILIPSBURG:---The St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation will be paying homage to mothers, celebrating Tzu Chi Global’s 52nd anniversary and marking Buddha’s birthday at its annual triple celebration and the foundation is inviting the public to attend the long-awaited event.
A major highlight of the event will be Tzu Chi’s donation of 1,000 bags of ‘Love Rice” to pre-selected recipient in the community as part of its ongoing efforts to help alleviate the burden on needy households in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Love Rice was donated to St. Maarten by Tzu Chi Founder Master Cheng Yen in an effort to relieve the strain on the community post hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The triple celebration will open at 4:00pm with a reception on May 26, 2018 at the LB Scott Sports Auditorium. The program will start at 5:00pm.
The Mother’s Day, Buddha’s Birthday and Global Tzu Chi 52nd Anniversary triple event is one of the standard activities on Tzu Chi’s calendar annually.
Tzu Chi said in a press release that the event is not a religious one and persons of all faiths are welcomed to join. “Great love
is for everybody and has no boundaries. All religions and believes are welcome to celebrate together the meaning of great love,” Tzu Chi said in its release.
The program for the event will include the showing of a Mother’s Day presentation; the washing of the feet of mothers in a show of gratitude for their selflessness; special entertaining performances; inspirational speeches, a special ceremony to mark Buddha’s Birthday, the sharing from Tzu Chi recipient and the donation of 1,000 bags of rice to pre-selected recipients
The Tzu Chi Foundation and its volunteers look forward to welcoming the public to its triple celebration event on May 26.