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Residential Hostels (Bhavans)

There are in total 8 residential hostels in Moanoghar with one exclusively reserved for girls. Each hostel is supervised by one or more tutors and may have more than one building. The hostels are named after CHT celebrities or Ideals important in Buddhism and the whole peace movement

Alok Bhavan: Block A and Block B

The name of the dormitory means 'enlightenment' (Alok). It is a L shaped building and divided in two blocks – A & B. Children of class X live in the Block A and in Block B, the children in class V. There are hostel caretakers in each Block; Ven. Binayananda Bhikkhu in Block A and Ven. Sudarshi Bhikkhu in Block B.


Karuna Bhavan: Block A & B

Karuna means Mercy in Bengali. Students of class VII and VIII live in this dormitory. Ven. Satyadarshi Bhikkhu and Ven. Arjya Marga Bhikkhu are the hostel caretakers.

Shanti Bhavan

Shanti - a Sanskrit word but used in many languages including in Bengali - means Peace. Ven. Mangal Jyoti Bhikkhu is the hostel care taker and the students of class VIII live in this dormitory.

Krishna Kishore Bhavan

The dormitory is named after one of the prominent social reformer and educationist in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and who played the leading role in spreading modern education among the various indigenous groups in the region in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Students of class VI live in the dormitory (together with Janasree Bhavan, see below) and Ven. Binoyalok Bhikkhu is the hostel caretaker.

Jnanasree Bhavan

The hostel is named after the main founder – Ven. Jnanasree Mahathero - of Moanoghar who also founded the Parbatya Chattal Bouddha Anath Ashram in Dighinala in the 1960s. Ven. Binoyalok Bhikkhu is in charge of the hostel together with Krishna Kishore Bhavan.

Prajna Bhavan

Prajna is Sanskrit word, used in most Indian languages, including in Bengali, It means Wisdom. Children of class I and IV live this hostel and Anumoy Chakma is the caretaker.

Siddhartha Bhavan

Siddhartha is was the layperson's name of the Buddha before the attainment of Enlightenment. Children of class II and III live in the dormitory and Ven. Kanak Moy Bhikkhu is the hostel caretaker.

Bimal Bansha Bhavan

Ven. Bimal Bansha Mahathero was a prominent Buddhist monk in the CHT. The dormitory was named in his memory after his death. Students studying in HSC in Rangamati college live in this hostel. Ching Shanu Marma is the caretaker.

Bishakha Bhavan

Bishakha was one of the most important woman devotee of the Buddha and played a key role in the propagation of Buddhism, particularly in ensuring a role for the woman in the Community. All the girl students in the Bhavan. The Bhavan is a complex of 4 houses and includes a mini-clinic with 6 beds for the medical treatment for sick children. Three caretakers look after the girls; they are Ms. Sonabi Chakma, Ms. Jini Chakma and Ms. Mantabi Chakma.