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Guyana’s President Dr. Irfaan Ali Honors Srila Prabhupada with a Visit to Hare Krishna Study Centre in Cummings Lodge


The celebrations that marked the one hundred and twenty fifth beginning anniversary of AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada have been attended by many company of honor. Srila Prabhupada, who handed away in 1977, based the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), additionally in Guyana is aware of because the Hare Krishna Movement. The pageant spanned 5 days – from 27 to 31 August 2021, with the Guyanese President’s go to and reception on 29 August being the spotlight of the various program of celebrations.

During the occasion, President Dr. Irfaan Ali delivered the keynote tackle and used this to speak about freedoms. According to the President, it is necessary that everybody abides by the tenets of freedom and elementary rights.

The President added that the identical efforts that Guyanese are making to protect their religious beliefs must also be used to advertise the unification of the nation. He identified that Guyanese should perceive that society is ruled by sure ideas and values, and should due to this fact commit to making sure that these are by no means damaged.

“In Guyana, now we have freedom of faith, which is assured as a elementary proper in our Constitution,” added Anil Nandlall, Guyana’s Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs. “And we should not take that freedom as a right.” Some audio system had referred to what’s taking place in different components of the world the place wars are nonetheless being fought and persons are dying for his or her proper to apply their faith. Nandlall identified, “The proper to apply one’s non secular beliefs. That is what now we have in Guyana and that’s what we should protect.”

The president honors Srila Prabhupada with a garland.

In addition to President Dr. Ali, energetic and former members of presidency and representatives of Guyanese society accepted ISKCON’s invitation

Donald Ramotar (former President of Guyana 2011-2015). Anil Nandlall (Attorney General and Minister for Legal Affairs; Hugh Todd (Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation), Charles Ramson Jr. (Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Kwame McCoy (Minister within the Office of the Prime Minister; Dr. KJ Srinivasa (High Commissioner of India to Guyana); Brian Hall (Representative of the Ambassador of the United States of America); Professor Paloma Mohamed-Martin (Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana); Professor Gomathiyanagam Subramanian (Director of the University of Guyana – Berbice Campus); Dr. Viola Rowe (Principal of the of the Cyril Potter College for Education). Reverend Ronald McGarrell (Chairman of the Interfaith Organisation, Pravinchandra Dave, (Chairman of the Board of Demerara Bank Ltd) different distinguished members of Guyanese society.

Preparations for the multi-day pageant took greater than a month. In a very elaborate ebook for the Vyasa Puja for Srila Prabhupada, entitled “An Offering of Eternal Love and Gratitude”, Guyana’s devotees collected their ideas on the one hundred and twenty fifth anniversary of ISKCON Founder-Acaryas’ look day. Participating within the pageant’s applications have been amongst others HH Guru Prasad Swami, HG Sesa Prabhu, HG Mahatma Prabhu, HH Bhakti Marg Swami in addition to H.G. Virabahu Prabhu, the GBC of ISKCON Guyana.

“It was particular for us – that regardless of the present pandemic season – that every one these distinguished members of Guyana’s society have been in a position to collect multi function place to honor our Srila Prabhupada.”

For everybody on the Hare Krishna Study Centre of ISKCON of Guyana, it was a particular pleasure to arrange for this pageant. Prabhupadadeva Dasa summarises: The devotees labored tirelessly for a month upfront and through the celebrations to make it successful. The temper of the pageant was to convey as many individuals as doable to the venue to listen to Srila Prabhupada’s identify and study his invaluable work.

Links to the media protection:

Official Office of the President

Guyana’s News Room

Guyana Times: “I will spend every ounce of energy to unite this country” – President Ali

Guyana Times: Government Committed to Protecting Religious Freedom of Citizens 

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