Record for Largest Drug Awareness Lesson to be Set at ISKCON Youth Festival 'UDGAAR'
By: PR Grid
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is celebrating its annual Mega Youth Fest 'UDGAAR – An Expression of Goodness and Joy', on October 6th at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. The theme is 'Anti-Addiction:
The Union HRD Minister, Shri Ramesh Singh Pokhriyal and Shri Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Youth & Sports Affairs will be the Chief Guests. ISKCON GBC leaders including, HH Gopal Krishna Goswami, HH Lokanath Swami and HH Sachinandan Swami, who will also lead a meditation exercise and brief about its effectiveness in countering lower nature.
According to HG Sundar Gopal, ISKCON Youth Forum Director & Festival Director for UDGAAR, "This youth festival is organized with the aim to educate and inspire youngsters to be high on life, but without falling into the trap of drugs. The drug abuse menace is spiraling out of control in India and is affecting youngsters the most. This annual fest is a social initiative from our end to secure a bright future for our nation's youngsters. With this, we can empower the youth of India to work towards contributing to the sustainable development of India. The ultimate aim of ISKCON is to acquaint the world with the universal principles of self-realization and God's consciousness so that they may derive the highest benefits of spiritual understanding, unity, progress and peace. This is achieved through various edutainment events such dramas, dance, play, quiz contest and music concerts like this one."
UDGAAR is formatted to be a blend of edutainment and empowerment where youngsters and dignitaries will connect and converge on values integral to a healthy and gratifying state. UDGAAR 2019 will entail numerous events namely, a talk delivered by Dr. Vivek Bindra, motivational speaker & business coach; and edutaining performances by top performers at India's Got Talent, like, Feel India Crew Group; 'Madhava's Fusion Rock Band'; acclaimed sand artist, Nitish Bharti; Prince India Dance Group. It will also feature a unique Inter-University Quiz on "Anti-Addiction"
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