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VHPA organizes story telling contest

The event is aimed at showcasing and encouraging the ongoing cultural education provided by parents, Bal Vihars, Satsang groups, dance and music schools throughout the greater Boston area.

Glimpses from the event in the previous years. Images -VHPA

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (VHPA), Massachusetts, announced a storytelling contest open to contestants under 18 years of age from the six New England states.

‌‌According to the rules contestants must produce a film that is under five minutes and submit it over WhatsApp or another similar platform before the deadline of April 24, 2023.

The film may depict a wide range of themes relating to Hindu heritage. Audio and  visual presentation skills are necessary in addition to understanding  the topic of the tale or discourse. "Children and parents can work together on this enjoyable activity, with parents frequently presenting as videographers," a news release noted.

Video example from the previous contest 

‌‌The website suggests six major categories: Stories, Inspiring Sayings, Biographical Incidents, Practices, and Living Dharma.

‌‌Winners will be felicitated during the Hindu Heritage Day programme, which will take place in the Marlborough Middle School auditorium on the afternoon of May 20, 2023, in Marlborough, Massachusetts, the release said.