145th birth Anniversary of the Bodhisttva Anagarika Dharmapala was celebrated on 17th September,2009 at Mulagandha Kuty Vihar , Isipatana Deer Park , Sarnath , the first preaching place of Lord Buddha. As chief guest Mr.Rohan Kr. Dissanayake , Honourable Minister for Urban Development Govt. of Sri Lanka , as chief speaker Mr.Gandhi Azad , former Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) , Mr.Sanath P.Weeraswkara , President of Colombo Buddhist Theophical Society with delegation from Sri Lanka and a number of upasaks – upasikas attended the function.
A large number of students from Maha Bodhi Inter College and pilgrims from Sri Lanka participated the programme. Prof. V Kutumb Shastri precided over the celebration. Mr.Beni Madhav, the Principal of Maha Bodhi Inter College successfully conducted the meeting.