| The Maha Bodhi Society of India was founded |
by Anagarika Dhammapala in May, 1891 for
the purpose of resuscitation Buddhism in India
and of restoring the ancient Buddhist shrines
at Buddha Gaya, Sarnath and Kushinara.
Having its Headquarters in Calcutta its main attention
has been paid in the restoration and revival of the glory
and sanctity of Buddha Gaya.
For this he founded the Society’s first Centre at Buddha Gaya.
Then centers were established in Sarnath,
Sanchi, Lucknow, Orissa, New Delhi, Chennai Ajmer, Bangalore etc.
Under the able guidance of Ven. Dr. D. Rewatha Thero,
Present General Secretary of the Maha Bodhi Society of India,
Buddhagaya centre is extending a commendable service to
the Society and the Buddhist community around the globe.
| Today the Centre is extending the following activities:- |
| Free Homeopathic Dispensary: |
Founded by Lt. Ven. Bulath Singhala Pannarama Thero ,
the dispensary looks after the needs of the local and
needy people by giving them free medicines and treatment.
A team of dedicated doctors and
staff help in maintaining the proper functioning of the Dispensary.
A free School for Children :
The Maha Bodhi Vidyapeeth is a free school which is dedicated
in giving the gift of Knowledge to the needy and
less fortunate children of the locality.
It has a strength of about 450 students and
is still growing in numbers. The Centre believes
that the child who attaings education can an asset to the Society.
An Ambulance Service:
Started in 1997, the Ambulance service is serving
the community by taking the sick peo;oe to hospitals
at a minimum cost so that the service is inexpensive and
easy to use by less fortunate ,ambulance service
the Buddhagaya Centre of the Maha Bodhi Society of India
is one of the first to reach the spot of any natural calamity of disaster.
Free Educational Sponsorship for the Handicap:
The Buddhagaya Centre also provides free sponsorship to
the deserving candidates who are physically handicap
children and is presently sponsoring few such deserving candidates.