By Vrajendranandan Das
Please accept my humble obeisances. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.
We recently had a meeting with Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil (Hon’ble President of India) along with Smt. Hema Malini (film actress, member of the parliament and our brand ambassador for the “Glory of Maharastra” Project) , HG. Surdas Prabhu (TP Khargar, Navi Mumbai) and myself in which we gifted a copy of the Bhagavad Gita as-it-is and the concept picture of the upcoming Sri Sri Radha Madanmohanji Temple, to be built in Khargar, Navi Mumbai. HG. Surdas Prabhu invited and briefed her on the new Temple project and the “Glory of Maharashtra - Vedic educational and cultural centre”. We also met Mr. Sushil Kumar Shinde (Hon’ble Power Minister of India) and presented him a photo of the upcoming project along with invitations.
The cornerstone inauguration (Shilanyas) ceremony will be held on the 15th January 2012 (Sunday, Makar sankranti) beginning at 9 am with a purifying yajna presided by ISKCON priests chanting auspicious mantras. The ceremony will be held in the presence of the chief minister of Maharashtra, cabinet minister of India, prominent industrialists, life members and congregational devotees.
This auspicious ceremony will be blessed by HH. Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj (GBC), HH. Lokanath Swami Maharaj, HH. Radhanath Swami Maharaj, Prabhupada Disciples and other ISKCON leaders. The media will also be covering the festival.
Please view photos at https://picasaweb.google.com/100831550820683963480/December252011
Yours in the service of Lord Krishna
Director ISKCON Communications India