|Getting to know
|UKMBA – Newly registered Buddhist Association in Klang Valley
In 1990, a group of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia�s (UKM) graduates and under graduates met in Kajang to discuss on a proposal to establish a mechanism to support Buddhist graduates in their study and practice of the Buddha-Dhamma. The result was the establishment of the UKM Buddhist Alumni (UKMBA) on January 21st, 1990.
The initial role of the UKMBA was to provide spiritual support, information and contacts for the UKM Buddhist graduates to enable the graduates to participate in Dhamma activities at home, local temples and other Buddhist centres.
The UKMBA also maintained a close relationship with the undergraduates UKM Buddhist Fellowship (UKMBF). The UKMBA provides Dhamma speakers and organisational support to the UKMBF, financial support for the needy students and organises career workshop for the graduating students.
All these years, the UKMBA operated in an informal way with meetings and get-together being held in various places. On 28thAugust 2000, this group was officially registered as the Upakara Kalyana Mitta Buddhist Association, hence maintaining the initial UKMBA, which is widely identified with the UKM Buddhist graduates and well accepted by the Buddhist community.