ISKCON News – Jharikhand comes from the word Jhar + Khand, meaning the land of forest. This is the holy place where Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu made the tigers and deers dance together in Harinam Sankirtan ( Place: Charan pahadi, Kujju) where the footprints of the Lord and animals are still engraved in the rocks. Presenting some preaching reports of Jharkhand.
Reports from Ranchi1)
ISKCON Ranchi’s Manager, Madhusudan Mukund Prabhu, is delighted to share that the Mega Youth Festival “Parivartan,” hosted on February 12, 2023, at IMA institute Ranchi, was a grand success as it saw the active participation of over 1000 youth boys. HG Devakinandan Prabhu Ji, Zonal Secretary for Jharkhand, graced the event. He delivered effective, engaging & introspective sessions for the youth and devotees. He emphasized the fact that if one wants to experience real peace and balance other responsibilities of life, connecting to the soul and Krishna through the Bhagavad Gita is the only way. The youth from different universities and colleges, like- RIMS, NIFFT, and Sai University, and diverse backgrounds like the ones preparing for varied competitive exams were thoroughly absorbed throughout the session. The participation in the Q&A session left everybody wonderstruck as boys aged between 18-35 asked pertinent & relevant questions. More than 600 copies of the Bhagavad Gita as it is were distributed. The Festival ended with inspiring drama, melodious Kirtana, and Delicious Prasadam for all. All the major print and digital media did extensive news coverage of the event the next day. HG Devakinand Prabhu, Zonal Secretary, especially liked the idea of preaching to every town and village of Jharkhand by Sankirtan Bus with help of an enthusiastic group of devotees. The team has reached fourteen districts of Jharkhand distributing thousands of plates of prasadam and books and connecting hundreds of people to Krishna Consciousness.
2) Tribal Development- HG Devakinandan Prabhu, Zonal Secretary, met various dignitaries to bring out various development projects of ISKCON. This includes a combined holistic approach to ECO Village which would include cow protection, organic farming, tribal education, and care. He met Dr. Vasavi Kero, founder of Torung Trust and former member of Jharkhand’s Women Commission, and Mr.Sudarshan Bhagat, member of the Indian Parliament and the Minister of State Tribal Affairs. These meetings were coordinated by ISKCON Ranchi Team consisting of HG Bhupati Govind Prabhu, Dr. Saurabh Chuadhuri, Mr. Premparakash Aggarwal Ji, and Mr. Pankaj Suman Ji.