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Celebration of Lord Krishna open to public

The International Society of Krishna Consciousness invites the public to take part in its annual celebration of Sri Krishna Janmashtami at Taipei Artist Village on Aug. 16. The event is one the largest gatherings of Indian nationals in Taiwan each year and honors the appearance of Lord Krishna, who is worshipped by Hindus, the organizer of the event said. The event is free and will feature traditional Indian culture, including music, dance, theater, yoga, cuisine, a market and henna decorations. For more information, contact Dayal Nitai das at dayal.nitai.tkg @ pamho.net.

President wants university programs in English

Taiwan will move toward offering complete university programs in English and increasing the number of scholarships for students from its diplomatic allies, President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said on Thursday. Ma made the announcement after meeting St Lucian Prime Minister Stephenson King at the Presidential Office. Ma said that after visiting allies in the Caribbean and Latin America recently, his administration decided to provide more educational opportunities to students from that region. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education will work to create English-language university programs and increase funding for Taiwan Scholarships to students from allied countries, he said. “We look forward to forging permanent relationships with our allies, not only through trade, but also through cultural and educational exchanges,” Ma said.

'Fun Taiwan' seeks co-host

The hostess of Discovery Channel’s Fun Taiwan, Janet Hsieh, is looking for a travel buddy to co-host the show. Men and women of any nationality between the ages of 18 and 35 are welcome to submit a resume and photo, along with a one minute to three minute video clip in English and Mandarin introducing themselves. For more information, visit www.travelandlivingasia.com.

STAFF WRITER, WITH CNA

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