With great happiness we would like to share this with you. We had a very sweet program in the Samadhi Auditorium in Sridham Mayapur, where the devotees who have been serving the congregation in ISKCON were recognized for their selfless services offered.
The program started with some nice music and videos about the congregational ministry which stressed about the importance of having the different programs the congregation ministry developed. We also had His Holiness Jayapataka Swami, His Holiness Chandramauli Swami and His Holiness Bhakti Chaitanya Swami presence. They spoke on different topics that covered:
- The glories of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakurs and Srila Prabhupada’s vision about the congregation
- The importance and success stories of ISKCON’s Prison Peaching Program.
- The glories of the devotees who are working tirelessly through the congregation to bring devotees to Srila Prabhupada’s movement.
- Ekalavya Prabhu , the Harinam Minister was also telling us, how through his travelling around the world, he observed that congregation preaching was really taking effect. Many people are taking up to Krishna Consciousness through the Congregational Ministry’s programs.
It was very inspiring to see the devotees being recognized. After we gave the certificates to the devotees then we moved to the second part of the program where we gave certificated to the different temples that did exceptionally well in Congregational Preaching.
After this we had a very nice closing ceremony speech by His Holiness Jayapataka Swami and then we had a most wonderful lunch feast with all the Maharaj’s and Senior devotees’presence.
Overall the whole program ended with very nice mood that inspired everyone present to be more enthusiastic and active to bring in souls under Srila Prabhupada’s merciful umbrella.