6th July 2016, By ISKCON 50 Global Office
ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary Committee has released an important resource for the year long celebrations of temples around the world: colourful and informative exhibition panels that showcase ISKCON’s achievements in the last 50 years and can be printed and displayed by temples locally.
The ISKCON 50 Expo consists of 16 panels which measure 2.5 feet by 4 feet, and can be downloaded in print quality from the ISKCON 50 website. The panels describe the legacy of the Hare Krishna movement, Srila Prabhupada’s journey to America, the expansion and explosion of the Hare Krishna movement worldwide, and the multifarious achievements of ISKCON in areas such as book distribution, temples, prasadam distribution, festivals, farm communities, academia and community work.
“We urge all temples of ISKCON to print these panels locally and display them in their temples,” said Romapada Das, International Coordinator for the 50th Anniversary. “The panels trace the history of our movement, highlight the contributions of Prabhupada and describe the achievements of ISKCON in a lucid and simple manner with many attractive photographs and images. They can be used in major festivals such as Janmashtami and Ratha Yatra to explain more about ISKCON to visitors who may not be that familiar about our movement.”
The panels should be printed on ‘grey-back’ paper for best results and can either be displayed on exhibition panels, mounted separately on stands, or simply stuck to walls.
“A lot of hard work has gone into creating these panels, which are an important resource for the 50th anniversary celebrations worldwide,” explained Anuttama Dasa, GBC Minister for Communications and a member of the International Executive Committee of the 50th anniversary. “The 50th anniversary offers a unique opportunity for us to educate people in general about ISKCON and its achievements. Temples can display the ISKCON 50 Expo panels to easily educate visitors about our legacy and mission. We hope that every temple will utilise this resource as an important tool to ’50-ise’ all your normal celebrations and annual festivals.”
“The team that produced it worked entirely on a voluntary basis,” said Paramsidhhi Devi Dasi the graphics designer who was part of the production team. “We worked very hard for a few months in between our busy schedules with inputs from various devotees on the storyboard and the content. We do hope that the worldwide community of devotees can make use of this important preaching tool for their 50th anniversary celebrations.”
The ISKCON 50 Expo has been created in three versions to cater to the space requirements of different temples. Temples can choose the following versions of the exhibition:
The maxi-version, with all 16 panels comprising of the eight mandatory panels and the 8 optional ones
The mini-version, comprising of the eight mandatory panels, which are panels 1 to 6, and panels 14 and 15.
The midi-version, with eight mandatory panels and any of the eight optional ones that temples wish to choose, depending on space available
Temples and devotees who want to download a print quality version of the panels can do so by visiting the ‘Resources’ section of the ISKCON 50 website by clicking here.
For more information, contact:
ISKCON 50 Global Office: email@example.com
International Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org