The Founder Acharya of ISKCON, His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada was born on 1st September 1896 at premises no. 63 Tollygunge Road, Kolata-700033.
Just 30 days back i.e. on 1st August 2021, ISKCON Kolkata got the possession of the premise no. 63 Tollygunge Road, Kolkata-700033.
We are happy to announce that on 1st September 2021, Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal Sushri Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate the footprints of Srila Prabhupada, virtually from Panagarh, West Bengal. At 1.30pm.
Today, i.e. 31st August 2021 at 2.30 pm onwards Journalists are welcome at 63, Tollygunge Road, Kolkata-700033 to witness the 1st Vyas Puja of Srila Prabhupada at his birthplace.
His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is one of the greatest sons of Bengal, a freedom fighter, philanthropist, spiritual Ambassador to the world and a great reformer of the 20th Century. He spread the message of love and the glory of Bengal to the whole world and built a house where everyone can live. His teachings and message of love has touched and transformed millions of lives worldwide. He was not only a freedom fighter who participated in the freedom movement of this country (with Mahatma Gandhi & Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose), but a freedom fighter who taught the whole world how to achieve freedom from birth, old age, disease and death. He was born in Kolkata in a Bengali family & he studied at Scottish Church College with Subhas Chandra Bose who was his senior. In protest against British rule & call by Mahatma Gandhi to boycott he did not accept his degree from Scottish Church.
He started ISKCON Food for Life program and till date millions of people have been fed nutritious food. By his inspiration today ISKCON FOOD FOUNDATION & AKSHAY PATRA is feeding free meals to over 30 LACS students EVERYDAY in India. This is the first in the history of the world that for so many years, ISKCON is feeding nutritious meals to such a large number of students daily. It’s in itself is a landmark achievement. During the COVID pandemic ISKCON served over 16 crores free meals all over India in last 15 months.
Government of India issued a Rs. 5 postal stamp in his honour. CNN listed him as one of the greatest, successful & famous people in the world (He even beat former President of USA Ronald Reagan in that list). Today his name is a household name in every nook & corner of the world & throughout the different parts of the world, roads & localities have been renamed in his honour. He is son of Bengal who has spread the glories of West Bengal to the whole world. Today crores of Tourists are visiting Bengal from the entire planet because of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami’s Grace. In Mayapur he has build an International community & has developed spiritual tourism which attracts millions of people who come & appreciate the glories of Bengal.
Government of India is also going to issue a Rs 125 coin in honour of Srila Prabhupada’s 125th birth anniversary, i.e tomorrow on 1st September 2021.