Friday, May 13, 2016

News - ISKCON Malaysia Mahabharatham Quiz Contest

ISKCON Malaysia Mahabharatham Quiz Contest on 01 May 2016 In conjunction with ISKCON 50 celebrations ISKCON Malaysia has planned to conduct a cross country Mahabharatham Quiz contest in Tamil – A first of its kind in Malaysia. Organised by ISKCON Malaysia, the first leg started off by Perak branch of ISKCON Malaysia on the first of May 2016. A total of 18 schools paticipated The event began by a welcome address by HG Param Brahma Das, the regional chairman for the state of Perak. Next HG Simhesvara P, the regional Seceretary for ISKCON Malaysia inspired the students by highlighting the ill effects of this age. Then came the spectacular official launch of the event – a Tamil song on Mahabharatham accompanied by 30 drums (tablas). The sweet yet bold and melodious voice of HG Gokula Lakshmi and the synchonised sound of the 30 tablas mesmerised the audience. The quiz then began which was conducted in 3 stages.quarter finals , semifinals and finals . Every student and all the teachers were fiven a Bhagavad gita cd and a Bhagavad Gita as it is book. Apart from this, every best student in each school was given a gift. More than 400 people participated in this event including students, teachers , parents and local devotees. Sumptious prasadam was served during the breakfast, lunch and evening after the end of the program. Everyone immensely enjoyed the programs. There are plans for similar programs in Johor bharu, Penang and Klang valley including Negri Sembilan. The final round to select the winner in this contest will be held in Kuala Lumpur.

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