In February, a brahmacari from the New Zealand temple, Sankarasana Das, joined the Philippines temple to help out in the missionary activities which includes Prasadam distribution to poor street children apart from spreading Krishna consciousness. The Singapore Ratha Yatra festival grew by leaps and bounds. It was announced in 250 bus stops, and on huge digital screens in prime locations like Bugis, Orchard Road, J-Cube shopping mall, etc. More than 12,000 people attended the festivities at Toa Payoh Stadium. We have been appealing to the government over the Bedok land which has been lying vacant for 14 years. When all amicable methods proved a failure, we took them to court in the month of January. The case lasted 6 months but was ruled against our favor for the single reason that it was 14 years old and therefore too old to take it up.