Over 10,000 plates of full meal Prasadam were distributed to flood victims in various places in Klang Valley (an urban conglomeration in Malaysia centered in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia.)
Kuala Lumpur, over 18000 residents have been evacuated from their homes following continuous rain since Friday 17/12. It made several roads impassable with many stranded overnight in their cars. It is Malaysia’s worst flooding in years. The amount of rain in one month fell in Klang Valley in one day inundating the Greater Kuala Lumpur.
Devotees of ISKCON Kuala Lumpur (ISKCON Malaysia HQ) banded together from 19th to 26th December, prepared sumptuous Prasadam for the flood victims. Together they managed to distribute over 10,000 plates of Prasadam. It was great to see such togetherness and unity amongst all the devotees and volunteers who prepared and packed the Prasadam for distribution over the 7 days period. The quick disaster relief service response by ISKCON Malaysia team was appreciated by all members of the public with many singing praises for ISKCON Malaysia’s noble service. This will definitely help in any future preaching initiatives in the country.
Kripa Sindhu Krishna Das who is the Co-Temple President of ISKCON Kuala Lumpur and the Food For Life Society Malaysia President mentioned that he felt privileged and happy to see how well everyone cooperated in this flood disaster relief initiative. When he was out on the field distributing the Prasadam, he saw how appreciative and grateful the multi-racial and multi-religious victims were.
Rati Gopika Devi Dasi, ISKCON Kuala Lumpur Co-Youth Head related how this particular initiative brought the youth together, who relentlessly assisted the main cooks, and even cleaned up the kitchen right after the cooking happily. Everyone was feeling blissful.
Gokul Damodara Das, ISKCON Kuala Lumpur’s Temple Commander, could not help feeling touched when he saw many stranded without food for more than a day. He appreciated that distributing Prasadam is the highest service during such time. He was happy in leading the distribution operation throughout Klang Valley. Together with his team, he charted the logistics and transportation to the direst locations.
ISKCON Malaysia sincerely thanks every devotee and volunteer who gave their time, energy, and donations for this flood disaster relief effort.
Aug 06, 2022
Brahmatirtha das Director, Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies