Quetta is the largest city and the provincial capital of the Balochistan Province of Pakistan. 1,680 meters (5,500 feet) above the sea level, the "Fruit Garden of Pakistan” has a healthy climate, with a diversity of plants and animal wildlife.
Between 17-19 of June, more than a hundred ISKCON devotees from all over Pakistan and India gathered here to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the installation of Sri Sri Radha Radha Nath Bhagwan.
The three-day program included kirtana, lectures and public stage performances. Some of the main speakers were Sarvabhauma Das, who has been playing a major role in ISKCON`s activities in Pakistan for over twenty five years, and Radhika Kripa Dasi from New Delhi, who was in charge of bringing the deities from Jaipur to Quetta, and prepared the installation ceremony three years ago.
The program also provided the community with a good opportunity to glorify devotees for their outstanding service. On behalf of the ISKCON Pakistan leadership, Madan Mohan Das presented awards to Karuna Sindhu Das for his skillfully translating and printing Prabhupada`s books, to Visnu Loka Das for his wonderful kirtanist performances, and to Ram Yagya Das for his successful missionary activities all over Pakistan.
The devotees gathered in Quetta were especially grateful to Esana Das Temple President and his team, for their wonderful hospitality and efficient service of coordinating the three-day event.