Devotee Recognised by Queen Elizabeth
By Praghosa dasa
Hari-dhama dasa, a disciple of Mukunda Goswami, was recently awarded the official Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of the contribution he has made in the name of society and public service. He works for the London Ambulance Service as a Paramedic Student Practice Educator and as an Emergency First Responder.
He is currently on a secondment to the British Heart Foundation as a Community Resuscitation Training Officer, training members of the public in how to respond to a patient having a heart attack, not breathing, those who are choking or having a serious bleed.
Recently he trained Royal Household Staff at Buckingham Palace and soon he will undertake training at the Houses of Parliament. Hari-dhama dasa was also awarded the Shell 999 Bravery Award, putting his life at risk to save the life of a young woman who threatened to jump to her death.
He lives in London with his wife Gavesi dasi and daughter Sandhya.