On December 17th, 2015, ISKCON Daiva Varnashrama Minister RP Bhakti Raghava Swami has posted the following invitation:
[ cow ] [ cow-protection ] [ go-puja ] [ varnashrama-dharma ]
Dear GBC Members, Deputy GBCs, Sannyasis, Temple Presidents, ISKCON Leaders and devotees,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
As we all know, we are about to embark in a most commemorative period in the history of our Society, the Golden Jubilee (1966 to 2016) Year Celebration of ISKCON, beginning January 1, 2016.
The ISKCON Daiva Varnasrama Ministry for India (IDVM-India) wishes to contribute its might, as all of you, in promoting this unprecedented and most glorious historical event.
One of the Ministry’s main offerings to Srila Prabhupada, in addition to the Sri Govinda Gau Gram Prachar Yatra covering 108 villages, is the 12-year OM Sri Surabhi Campaign inaugurated on January 1, 2015.
To invoke global auspiciousness and increased awareness about the need to protect Mother Cow and to gradually introduce the culture of Cow Care in our daily lives, we would like to invite all ISKCON Temples and ISKCON Centers to perform a special Go-Puja to Mother Surabhi on January 1, 2016, in addition to perform Harinam.
In order to carry this mood during the Golden Jubilee year of 2016, I would like to further submit the following 3 proposals to ISKCON Leaders and ISKCON Temples within our Society:
1. That on January first of every year we all perform a Go-Puja.
2. That all temples perform a Monthly Go-Puja on every Purnima day.
3. That all ISKCON centers offer only pure milk (ahimsa) from protected cows to the presiding Deities in our respective centers.
For your information and pleasure, I herein enclose a report of the IDVM-India Annual Meeting held a few days ago on December 12-13 in Hyderabad, India.
I invite you to visit our two websites dedicated in promoting both the Mandate of IDVM-India and the OM Sri Surabhi Campaign.
I thank you for your kind attention and support,
Trusting this finds you well. Krsne matir astu.
PS: Kindly share with and forward to appropriate and interested contacts, especially devotees/temples having Goshalas and caring for cows.
Yours in service to Srila Prabhupada:
RP Bhakti Raghava Swami, Minister, IDVM-India