Devotees have began to offer meals for these displaced by the battle
ISKCON Hungary is actively collaborating in serving to these displaced by the Ukrainian-Russian battle. In addition to maintaining the on a regular basis distribution of meals, the Hare Krishna Food For Life program is all the time prepared to assist feed the plenty who arrive from catastrophe areas.
To arrange the catering operation, devotees have contacted the related authorities companies and different charities and have already began the meals distribution. On request from the Embassy of the Republic of India, devotees supplied meals for 250 Indian college students who had been evacuated from Ukraine to India by Hungary.
Photos c/o:Peter Bojkovkszky
Although most creating nations’ residents are being repatriated by Debrecen airport within the East of Hungary which is the closest worldwide airport to the Ukrainian border, the Air India plane, due to its massive dimension, needed to land within the capital, Budapest. After arriving on a ten-hour bus journey, the scholars bought a heat meal of conventional vegetarian meals (prasadam) ready by the Hungarian Krishna devotees. They additionally acquired further snacks and fruit to tide them over by their journey residence.
The Director-General of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Sri Kumar Tuhin, who accomplished his service as ambassador to Hungary just a few weeks in the past, was despatched again to Budapest on a particular mission by the Indian Foreign Ministry to welcome the Indian college students in Budapest, to tell them concerning the repatriation course of and to encourage them to hold on with their research as soon as the battle subsides.
Photos c/o:Peter Bojkovkszky
His Excellency advised us that, whereas different governments are nonetheless within the section of planning the evacuation of their residents from Ukraine, his authorities acted swiftly and the Air India constitution aircraft that may take the scholars again to India was already approaching Budapest airport.
After offering meals for the primary batch of Indian college students, Hungarian Food for Life will focus its efforts within the east of the nation. In Debrecen, there are already over 600 Indian residents in a refugee camp with their quantity rising each day, and ISKCON devotees have already began to take care of them by distributing prasadam to them.
There are plenty of refugees, principally Ukrainian and Hungarian residents, arriving on the 5 crossing factors which can be open 24 hours a day. Tens of hundreds of Hungarians began to ship completely different sorts of help to the borders by non-government organizations or charities, and the lots of of plates of sizzling meals that Krishna devotees can provide each day, are warmly welcomed by the mayors of the townships near the border.
Hungarian devotees are additionally organizing peace meditations and steady prayer teams for his or her fellow human beings and for the peaceable decision of the current scenario.
Today, February twenty seventh, 2022, the Hungarian devotees are touring to one of many crossing level borders. A mayor from a close-by township defined to the devotees that they tried to cook dinner for everybody out of a neighborhood faculty, however it’s by no means sufficient so they’re extremely grateful that the devotees can lend meals aid and assist at this level.
Photos c/o Peter Bojkovkszky
To date, greater than 60,000 individuals have come by the 5 crossing factors between Hungary and Ukraine, and nonetheless, there are very lengthy traces. It is alleged that the queue on the border is greater than 40 kilometers lengthy presently.
Long time period, the ISKCON Hungary devotees try to arrange not only one automobile like now, however multiples to help in aid. They additionally wish to assist all 5 of the crossing factors, at present they’re simply doing one. They are hoping to begin touring to the opposite crossing factors by tomorrow (February twenty eighth, 2022).
How You Can Help:
ISKCON Hungary presently has a capability of distributing 600 plates of prasadam on weekdays and 1200 plates on the weekend.
Any donations to assist the refugees are most welcome. Donations could also be given by financial institution switch to the next account:
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