The Food For Life Monterrey team of devotees is joyfully distributing prasadam and the holy names in Mexico's second-largest city, bringing spiritual and physical nourishment to the community’s most needy populations.
ISKCON Ayodhya distributes prasadam to over 100,000 visitors on the on January 15th, 2024, the occasion of Makar Sankranti. Vinay Bhushan Chaitanya Das, the director of "Food for Life," quoted Srila Prabhupada's iconic words that no one within 10 miles of an ISKCON Temple should go to bed hungry.
CNN-News18's Aman Sharma reported live as the ISKCON Sri Rama Padayatra arrived in Ayodhya after a nearly 650 kilometer journey from Delhi which began last month. This extraordinary journey of the bullock cart pilgrimage, which began on December 10th, is just one part of ISKCON's commitment to join many from around the world who are celebrating the opening of the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi Temple.
In this statement, we wish to summarize and report on the activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in Ukraine during the almost one-and-a-half difficult and tragic years of the unexpected war that brought immeasurable suffering to the entire nation.
Food-for-Life Nepal (FFLN), a non-governmental, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of marginalized children and communities in Nepal, recently hosted a stall at the Administrative Staff College in Lalitpur as part of the 15th Human Rights National Magna Meet 2023 held on December 8th.
For the past fifteen years, ISKCON Tucson has been serving the city's unhoused with a healthy seven-course meal along with the chanting of the holy name.
ISKCON Malaysia Headquarters, Sri Jagannatha Mandir in Kuala Lumpur, achieved a record during the 2023 Damodara month with 222,709 lamps offered and 19,821 plates of prasadam shared. Out of this, a team of devotees conducted the Damodara Program, also known as Deepa-Damodara Program, at 25 local primary schools (ages 5-12), facilitating the offering of 104,747 lamps and the distribution of 8,656 plates of prasadam.
Food for Life Hungary reached a historic milestone on 17 November when the head of the humanitarian program, Bhakta Vatsala Dasa, received the "For the City of Budapest" award from the capital's mayor, Gergely Karacsony. The honor, given on Budapest's 150th Birthday, also conferred honorary citizenship on Bhakta Vatsala. The 150th celebration commemorated the unification of the three historical parts of the city: Buda, Pest, and Óbuda.
In October, HH Niranjana Swami shared his "Third Report from Ukraine" with North American leaders. Along with Zonal Supervisor Acyuta Priya Das, they detailed a broad range of topics on the current state of the community and ongoing service in the country.