The late Venerable Yen Pei (1917-1996) was a learned scholar well versed in Sutra, Vinaya and Abhidharma. He was reputed as a Master of the Tripitaka.

As a religious minister, he conducted Dharma classes and made the Buddhist teachings simple for the average man to understand.

He was also a social worker with great compassion and drive in serving the community of Singapore ever since he settled here in the 50s.

He was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 1986 and the Public Service Star (BBM) in 1992.

Being a faithful follower of Buddha's teachings, he practised and propagated the faith in his daily life, as well as promoted numerous welfare projects.

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