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Memorial Service Held for Devotee Victims of Missile Attack


Madana Gopal das (left) and Krishna Tattva das, who each perished when the Food for Life kitchen constructing collapsed, had been shut mates

On July twenty second, a Memorial Service for Krishna Tattva das and Madana Gopal das passed off. The devotees died because of a missile assault in Alchevsk, Donbass area. According to a Reuters information report of July seventeenth, the missiles originated from Ukraine’s armed forces.

The survivor of the assault, Arjuna das, is recovering within the hospital. He spoke on social networks about what had occurred. According to Arjuna das, on the night of July sixteenth, that they had simply returned from Severodonetsk. There had been three of them within the automotive. As quickly as they entered the territory of the Food For Life kitchen, the shelling started, and everybody scattered. Arjuna hid underneath a wall to cover from the shards. He fell to the bottom, and bricks rained down on him. He understood that the constructing was hit. There was no approach to breathe or transfer, there was no gentle, no air. He couldn’t even push the rocks from over him. After about 5 minutes he blacked out and awoke solely after they had been pulling him out from underneath the rubble. He was put in an ambulance and dropped at the hospital.

The constructing that housed the Food for Life kitchen was destroyed by a missile, killing two devotees and severely injuring a 3rd.

All three devotees who suffered within the assault had been residents of Alchevsk, Donbass area.
Krishna Tattva das was born in 1982. Having joined ISKCON in 1998, he obtained his first initiation in 1999 from Srila Bhakti Tirtha Maharaja. The second initiation was greater than 10 years in the past from Bhakti Vijnana Goswami Maharaja. He was one of many energetic leaders of the Alchevsk yatra, at all times doing lots of service for the devotees. According to the directions of his religious instructor, he started to have interaction within the service of Food of Life in 2000, making it his life’s mission.

Krishna Tattva das

In 2014, he moved his household to Russia, collected donations, and returned to Donbass to proceed his service. He organized “FFL Donbass” in Alchevsk, fashioned a gaggle of devoted leaders who cooked in a number of cities of the Lugansk area with volunteers of as much as 100 individuals who had been feeding about 3,000 folks within the area, largely aged folks in want.

Madana Gopal das was born in 1982. He was an exquisite Vaishnava, a member of the Yatra Council (management council), a disciple of Bhakti Vijnana Goswami Maharaj, a very good kirtaniya, and a really honest devotee with deep religious realizations. He had been working towards Krishna Consciousness since 2004.

Madan Gopal das

On the day of the bombing, Krishna Tattva das invited Madana Gopal to take part within the distribution of meals within the metropolis of Severodonetsk, Donbass area. The two devotees had been good mates and sometimes served collectively.

Madan Gopal das (left) and Krishna Tattva (proper) serving prasadam meals aid for Food For Life

According to the devotees of Alchevsk in Donbass area, the FFL kitchen has been positioned there for a few years. Right earlier than the strike Krishna Tattva das obtained a name from one other devotee. “Hare Krishna”, mentioned the devotee. “Hare Krishna,” answered Krishna Tattva. That is when the explosion passed off.

Since 2014, devotees have served a whole lot of hundreds of parts from the FFL kitchen in Alchevsk in Donbass.

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