for ISKCON News on Jan. 4, 2013
On a visit to Belo Horizonte, Brazil, for the reopening Mineirão Stadium, President Dilma Rousseff made room in her schedule to meet Sri Krishna Murti Das one of the leaders of ISKCON Brazil.
Born Romero Carvalho, he is the son of the current mayor of Belo Horizonte, Roberto Carvalho (PT). At age 30, besides giving his services to ISKCON Sri Krishna Murti works as a professional journalist.
The meeting with the President took place at 5PM on December 21st, 2012, in the living room of the Government Air Base. Sri Krisha Murti Das presented her with the Bhagavad-gita as it is and Science of self-realization written by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and published by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust.
President Dilma Rousseff was on the cover of Forbes Magazine as the third most influential woman in the world.
Former Brazilian President Lula, too, received a Gita in 2002.