for ISKCON News on Nov. 3, 2011
ISKCON`s Global Village Initiative Committee (GVIC) met for the second time after it's inception last year. The committee was fored under the ausipices of GBC as part of strategic planning initiative.
Committee is made up of 14 members lead by Bhakti Raghava Swami as Chairman and Radha Krishna Das of New Vrajadham (Hungary), Gokul Das of New Govardhan (Australia) and Bharat Chandra Das of Krishna Balaram Ksetra (India) as Executive committee. Bhakti Dhira Damodara Swami, Dhanesvara Das, Samba Das are few senior experienced devotees among the panel.
This global effort aims to facilitate the rural community development in ISKCON across the globe as very much desired by Srila Prabhupada.
There is an increasing interest amongst devotees all over the world for agrarian community living. There are ongoing efforts and few success stories of these efforts. Facilitating these efforts in various ways is the need of the hour.
Srila Prabhupada predicted that people will take shelter of our farms when difficulties arise in the modern world.
Anyone wishing to get involved in the GVIC efforts please get in touch with the corresponding secretary - Bharat.Chandra.BRS@pamho.net