On August 26, a public-service cable television fair was held at the
Tainan Art and Cultural Center by the Government Information Office,
the Tainan City government, and two local cable TV systems. The fair
attracted a warm response and widespread participation by the public
and various public-service groups.
dances performance by fellow initiates
exhibition focusing on public-service activities, over the years,
by the Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association.
enjoy lovingly prepared delicacies served by initiates while watching
one of Master's videotapes.
fair opened in the morning with brilliant ethnic dances performed by
fellow practitioners. Among the dozens of stalls at the fair, the two
set up by fellow practitioners stood out distinctly. They displayed
a wide assortment of publications and artistic creations by Master,
and offered a detailed introduction of recent charity work by the Supreme
Master Ching Hai International Association. A satellite TV program of
Master was screened simultaneously. Initiates invited people to sample
the colorful, aromatic, and delicious vegetarian food they had prepared,
immediately attracting the attention of visitors from all directions.
Information about the vegetarian diet on either side of the stalls gave
visitors an integrated view of vegetarianism as they sampled the delicious
election brought the fair to a climax. Visitors formed long queues,
waiting to vote for their favorite public-service group. The Supreme
Master Ching Hai International Association was voted the most popular
group, and received a certificate of recognition and an award from Tainan's
deputy mayor. In retrospect, local fellow practitioners excelled in
both their stationary booth exhibit and their dynamic stage performance,
deeply impressing many visitors.
Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association receives an award
and a certificate of recognition as the most popular public-service
group from Tainan's deputy mayor. (Left)
On August 18, 2001, fellow practitioners from the Tainan Center cleaned
up the beaches along the Tainan Golden Coast to express their support
for environmental protection. Working in especially high spirits that
day, participants deeply realized that their seemingly insignificant
efforts and considerate actions were preserving for the world a stretch
of clean and beautiful beach. It was indeed a delightful thing to do!