Vaishnava Hindu Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard To Run For President in 2020
ISKCON North American Leadership Conference, 2018
“I chose to take the oath of office with my personal copy of the Bhagavad-gita because its teachings have inspired me to strive to be a servant-leader, dedicating my life in the service of others and to my country,” said Gabbard after the swearing-in ceremony to be a Congresswoman in 2013.
ISKCON Attends Ahimsa Campaign Launch in Delhi
The 2018 ISKCON North American Leadership Conference was held last week at Camp Geneva outside of Orlando Florida with 27 temple presidents from the US and Canada attending.
New President Needed in US Capital
Five ISKCON devotees were invited to attend the All India Ahimsa Paramo Dharma Awareness Campaign launch in Delhi on September 21st. The launch was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official home of the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherji.
The Washington, D.C. temple, in Potomac Maryland, is seeking a qualified devotee to serve as its president.
Sivarama Swami Receives Hungarian Gold Cross
ISKCON guru and leader Sivarama Swami received the Gold Cross of the Hungarian Republic, the second highest award in the state, during a Diwali celebration this October 20th.
Miss India Visits ISKCON New Delhi
Ekta Choudary—Miss India 2009, and the Indian finalist in this year’s Miss Universe beauty competition—turned up at ISKCON New Delhi’s Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir for a visit on November 3rd.
Divali Observed at Governor’s Mansion
Martin O’Malley, Governor of the US State of Maryland, observed Divali at a special reception for local dignitaries in the Governor’s Mansion on October 28. The event commemorated the Hindu New Year, and was the first official Divali celebration in Maryland’s history.
President of India Meets With Russian ISKCON Devotees
During an official visit to Moscow to commemorate Russia’s “Year of India” this September, Indian president Pratibha Devisingh Patil met with a delegation of Russian ISKCON devotees.