Thursday, July 4, 2013

ISKCON Heritage Fest starts on a colourful note

Vibrant:Children taking part in the
Puranic costume competition held
as part of the ISKCON Heritage
Festival in Hubli.— Photo: Kiran Bakale
THE HINDU: The ISKCON Heritage Fest, an annual cultural festival for schoolchildren in Hubli-Dharwad, got off to a flying start on Monday. Over 700 students participated in the competitions held on day one of the event.
On the inaugural day of the cultural festival, a pencil shading and Puranic costume competition were held for children, both of which saw good response. Around 700 students let loose their imagination in the pencil shading competition, bringing out bold and creative results at the event held on the ISKCON temple premises.
In the costume competition, 400 students of class 1 and 2 participated by dressing up as mythological characters. Many even delivered dialogues on stage.
Inaugurating the event, Narendra Barwal of Himalaya Enterprises and Euro Kids emphasised the need to organise such competitions. Such events would help in identifying and promoting talent while also instilling moral and cultural values in students. Hubli-Dharwad ISKCON president Rajiv Lochan Dasa called the event a “festival of enlightenment, creativity and entertainment.” Education should bring about a change in the personality of students, and Vedic education on Indian moral and cultural values would ultimately do that, he said. Vice-president Yagneshwar Dasa thanked everyone for their help and support.
The heritage fest will go on till July 13.

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