As the 50th anniversary rapidly approaches, the ISKCON 50 Global Office launched their website today which went live at www.iskcon50.org from 00:01 hrs GMT on 28th May.
The website will be the hub for all communications, resources and news about the 50th anniversary which will be celebrated in 75 countries across 600 cities from August 2015 to December 2016.
“The website is an important resource for our worldwide celebrations,” explained Romapada das, the International Coordinator for the 50th Anniversary. “It will feature the latest announcements, list key events, provide branding and marketing resources, link up to our special projects and become the hub for all our communications. We urge devotees all over the world to visit the site and check how they can participate and get involved.”
Nitya Kishora Devi Dasi who heads the Graphics and Design Department at ISKCON 50 and oversaw the development of the website said, “One of the key purposes of the website is to encourage devotees and supporters all over the world to get more involved at a personal level. Please therefore sign up for our regular updates by visiting the website so that we can keep you regularly informed and involved. A very useful feature of the website will be our resources section from where you can access ideas, resources and templates that can help you organise your own local festivals for the 50th.”
The 50th Anniversary is expected to kick-start officially with the Jaladuta Commemoration Events which mark the departure of Srila Prabhupada on 13th August 1965 and his arrival at Boston in September 1965. Celebrations are planned in Kolkata, Colombo, Cochin and Boston to mark his epic journey.
Other global events being planned include signature VIP dinners to commemorate the actual Incorporation Day of ISKCON in July 2016 and major cultural events, conferences and international festivals that feature music, yoga, food, environment, cow-protection, sustainable development and ancient sciences. Other key features of the 50th include a colour magazine, a special film and an international exhibition that will tell the story of ISKCON’s achievements in the last 50 years.
“We believe that the website will become a major resource to help devotees organise celebrations that have the maximum impact,” concluded Anuttama Das, GBC Minister for Communications, who is a member of the ISKCON 50 International Executive Committee. “Please visit us and share your ideas. We want every devotee of ISKCON to get involved in the celebrations so that we can motivate each other and feel inspired to serve Srila Prabhupada more and more.”
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