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20040411 Major Events

The College holds a purification & blessing ritual and a groundbreaking ceremony at its designated site in the morning. Those who jointly taking up shovels and breaking the ground were Master Sheng Yen; Chen Jia-nan, President of DDM’s General Association of Dharma Upholders; Wang Jinping, Speaker of Legislature; Huang Rong-cun, Minister of Education; Su Zhen-chang, Taipei County Magistrate; and Yu Zhong’yi, Head of Jinshan Township. The guests invited to attend the event ceremony, totaling over 2,000 people, include Huang Hongbin, Commissioner of the Higher Education Department of the Ministry of Education and other officials of the same department, and officials of the Public Works Department and of the Education Department of Taipei County Government, as well as monastics and lay believers.