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Prime Minister Modi Releases a Special Coin to Commemorate the Life and Teachings of Srila Prabhupada


Devotees and temples from 60 international locations take part

September 1, 2021, New Delhi: The Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi at present inaugurated the one hundred and twenty fifth Birth Anniversary of ISKCON’s Founder Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and launched a Rs 125 Commemorative Coin in his honor by way of video conferencing.  

Speaking within the presence of 600 ISKCON temples and devotees from greater than 60 international locations, the Prime Minister praised Srila Prabhupada’s tireless effort in sharing the teachings of Lord Krishna, Bhagavad Gita and the Indian tradition with the world.

“How we really feel a way of belonging and delight once we are greeted with ‘Hare Krishna’ in international international locations. Imagine how we’ll really feel if we discover the identical familiarity for ‘made-in-India’ merchandise outdoors,” he mentioned.

The Prime Minister recollected the lifetime of Srila Prabhupada who after overcoming many challenges established the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in 1966 and opened 108 temples worldwide, which at present go over 800 of such facilities. In India, he established his head workplace in Mumbai and lay the inspiration for the 300 facilities throughout the nation.

“Today there are a whole bunch of ISKCON temples in numerous international locations all over the world, that are spreading the Indian tradition,” the Prime Minister mentioned. “ISKCON has informed the world that for India, religion means zeal, enthusiasm, to be in excessive spirits and religion in humanity.”

After releasing the Rs 125 Commemorative Coin minted by the Alipore Mint, the Prime Minister thanked ISKCON members for his or her tireless efforts in not simply spreading the tradition of India but in addition their social initiatives reminiscent of operating the world’s largest vegetarian meals reduction program, particularly throughout the Covid pandemic whereby the volunteers served over 25 crore meals throughout the nation.

“I keep in mind when there was an earthquake in Kutch in 2001, how ISKCON had stepped ahead to serve the folks,” he mentioned. “Whenever the nation skilled any calamity, whether or not it’s the tragedy of Uttarakhand or the devastation of cyclones in Odisha and Bengal, ISKCON has labored as a assist for the society.”

The Honorable Union Minister of Culture and Tourism Shri G. Kishan Reddy and HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja, Chairman of the ISKCON Bureau additionally addressed the occasion which marks a year-long celebration to recollect and cherish the life and legacy of India’s religious ambassador – Srila Prabhupada. 

Several totally different occasions and packages have been deliberate the world over to commemorate this historic 12 months. Programs embody worldwide cultural festivals, conferences, faculty contests for kids and youths, together with out of doors actions to take the message of peace and goodwill that Srila Prabhupada taught us all.

For media queries, please contact:
Malini Mattler
ISKCON Communications, North America
Mobile: +1 717-869-2618

After the profitable worldwide launch by Prime Minister Modi, Srila Prabhupada Limited Edition Coins (minimal 10 cash per order) can be found right here as a part of a second and probably closing run. The deadline to submit cost is September tenth. Please place your order and make your cost as quickly as potential. Details are on the order kind. https://tinyurl.com/SP125thCoins

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