ISKCON 50

Call to ‘50ise’ regular festivals in ISKCON temples

Temples can celebrate the 50th anniversary in 2016 by following six simple steps

By ISKCON 50 Global Office

The Global Office for the 50th Anniversary of ISKCON has called upon all ISKCON temples around the world to ’50-ise’ their regular festivals in 2016 by following a few simple steps.

“We need to take every opportunity to spread awareness about our 50th anniversary to the general public,” said Anuttama Das, GBC Minister for Communications, and a member of the International Executive Committee for the 50th Anniversary. “Our regular festivals such as Gaura Purnima, Rama Navami, Janmashtami, Ratha Yatra and Diwali offer us a big opportunity to put the 50th anniversary right out there in the public domain. Every temple should follow these steps to ‘50-ise’ their festivals, so that the world becomes aware of ISKCON’s achievements in the last 50 years.”

“There are six simple steps that every temple can follow to ‘50-ise’ their festivals,” explained Romapada Das, International Coordinator for the 50th Anniversary. “And we have created several resources for you to make your job simpler. Please follow these guidelines so that we can engage the maximum number of people around the world in the 50th Anniversary.”

The six steps released by the Global 50 Office for ‘50-ising’ regular ISKCON festivals are:

1.Download the ISKCON 50 logo from the ISKCON 50 website by clicking here. You should use the logo in all your invitations, posters, letterheads, banners, websites and media releases with our tagline ‘The joy of devotion’ and the legend ‘Celebrating 50 golden years’ prominently displayed

2.Print the official posters and banners of ISKCON 50 by downloading them from the ISKCON website by clicking here. These posters should be displayed prominently in your temple premises and the venue of your festivals

3.Distribute the special 50th Anniversary Magazine that will be released shortly, at your festivals. You can gift the magazine to VVIP guests on stage, while commemorating the 50th Anniversary

4.Screen the special films being produced for the 50th. A short 18-minute film will be ready by mid-February, while the longer one will be released two months later

5.Download scripts for the special 50th anniversary plays from the ISKCON 50 website by clicking here, and enact them on stage. These plays are about Srila Prabhupada’s historic journey to the West

6.Print and display the ISKCON 50 Exhibition panels, which are under production and should be available for downloading from our website from March 2016. These panels will chart the achievements of ISKCON in the last 50 years.

ISKCON centres are requested to write to Romapada Das, International Coordinator, 50th anniversary at romapada@iskcon50.org if they need any further information or support about the 50th anniversary.
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