Hare Krishna. Received lots of New Year Greetings yesterday and this morning. I then thought how I can really be happy on the 1st day of 2018. Just then I heard devotees from our temple were heading for a program to give out free books, school bags and shoes. I joined the team of devotees of Sri Jagannatha Mandir Kuala Lumpur headed by Krishna Chandra Prabhu and the Temple President Kripa Sindhu Krishna Prabhu starting the new year with a drop in at Pangsapuri Enggang Kinrara, gathering flat residents especially children for a Hare Krishna Maha Mantra morning chanting session.
The children about 50 of them were each given a school bag, a pair of shoes and a Srila Prabhupada small book and of course prasadam. We even celebrated the birthday of a kid. So there was cutting of cake.
As you can see from their faces, I am now happy to have started my HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 by seeing others happy.