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Lord Muruga Conference Programme Schedule

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DAY ONE – SATURDAY, 17th JANUARY 2015
09H00 – 09H25 REGISTRATION & TEA
09H25 – 09H30 Opening Prayer Guru Anand Resident Priest Shree Veeraboga Emperumal Temple, Tongaat, KZN
09H30 -10H00 Welcome Kovilan Ramsamy Organising Commitee Chairperson Lord Muruga Conference of South Africa
10H00 – 10H10 Conference guidelines Henry Reddy Conference Convenor Lord Muruga Conference of South Africa
BREAK AWAY SESSION 1 – ESTABLISHING THE SIMALARITIES & DIFFERENCES BETWEEN KAVADY PRACTICES IN SA
10H10 – 10H20 An overview of Thaipoosam Kavady observance – an SA perspective Derrick Pillay
TBC
10H20 – 11H20 Group discussions, questions and answers Various Temple Committees & Gurukals
11H20 – 11H50 Resolutions
11H50 – 12H00 Excelerating the observance of Skanda Shasti across SA Kovilan Ramsamy Chairperson Stri Muruga Kovil, Phoenix
12H00 – 12H30 LUNCH
BREAK AWAY SESSION 2 – THE UNIQUE PRACTICES OF THE PUNGUNI UTHIRA KAVADY FESTIVAL
12H30 – 12H50 An overview of Punguni Uthiram Kavady – an SA perspective Harry Muruven Trustee Brake Village Temple, Tongaat
TBC
12H50-13h30 Group discussions, questions and answers & resolutions Various Temple Committees & Gurukals
13H50 – 14H00 The importance of observing and celebrating Vaikasi Visagum Billy Poonsamy Chairperson Umgeni Road temple, Durban
14H00 – 14H30 TEA & NETWORKING
BREAK AWAY SESSION 3 – AN DEEPER INSIGHT INTO CHITAPARVAM KAVADY FESTIVAL
14H30 – 14H50 An overview of Chitraparvam Kavady Festival – an SA perspective Mala Lutchmanan Radio Producer & Presenter Radio Lotus – Isai Mazhai/Kodambakkam
TBC
14H50 – 15H50 Group discussions, questions and answers & resolutions Various Temple Committees & Gurukals
15H50 – 16H00 Finding meaning and purpose in observing Krithigai Saroj Kandan Secretary Shree Veeraboga Emperumal Temple, Tongaat, KZN
16H00 – 16H10 The significance of observing the monthly Sashti Viratham Guru Balasundaram
16H10 – 17H10 Summary and adoption of resolutions Henry Reddy Conference Convenor Lord Muruga Conference of South Africa
FIRST DAY CLOSING
DAY TWO – SUNDAY, 18th JANUARY 2015
09H00 – 09H25 REGISTRATION & TEA
09H25 – 09H30 Opening Prayer Guru Dhakshinamoorthi Resident Priest Stri Muruga Kovil, Phoenix, Durban
09H30 – 09H40 Opening address Kovilan Ramsamy Organising Commitee Chairperson Lord Muruga Conference of South Africa
09H40 – 09H45 Introduction of Keynote Speaker Yogan Naidoo PRO Shree Veeraboga Emperumal Temple, Tongaat, KZN
09H45 – 10H05 Keynote Address Consul General of India Indian Consulate of South Africa – Durban
10H05 – 10H20 Feedback from previous day deliberations
10H20 – 11H00 Feedback from previous International Murugan Bhakti Conferences Mala Lutchmanan Radio Producer & Presenter Radio Lotus – Isai Mazhai/Kodambakkam
Dr Sarres Pad
11H00 – 11H30 CULTURAL ITEM
11H30 – 11H45 Muruga Worship – The South African journey Solly Pillay
11H45 – 12H00 Muruga worship from a North Indian perspective Veena Lutchman Radio Producer & Presenter Radio Lotus – Bhakti Sangeeth
12H00 – 12H15 The benefits of Muruga worship to the youth of South Africa Senthil Narsigan
12H15 – 12H45 LUNCH
12H45 – 14H45 Obtaining spiritual bliss through Muruga worship Magendran Balakistan
14H45 – 15H30 CULTURAL ITEM & TEA
15H30 – 16H30 Muruga Bhakti – A philosophical approach Magendran Balakistan
16H30 – 16H50 Unveiling of the Muruga Bhakti Foundation of South Africa Kovilan Ramsamy Organising Commitee Chairperson Lord Muruga Conference of South Africa
16H50 – 17H00 Vote of thanks Merisha Lalla Organising Commitee Secretary Lord Muruga Conference of South Africa
17H00 – 17H30 Muruga Mangalam Magen Balakisten
CONFERENCE CLOSING
PROGRAMME SUBJECT TO CHANGE

About Naufal Khan

Naufal Khan was the Publisher at ADISHAKTI MEDIA and the editor-in-chief of the South African Indian news service Indian Spice. Khan was former Sunday Times journalist and also an occult fiction and non-fiction writer with several published titles.

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