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ISKCON 50th Anniversary International Committee and International Coordinator

Sunday, 26 May 2013 / Published in Editorial, GBC / 1,719 views

From the Governing Body Commission of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

(Editor’s note: This the 314 of the 2013 GBC resolutions. You can find the Minutes Of The 2013 Annual General Meeting in our archives section or directly here)

Whereas there is a need for international leadership and coordination of ISKCON’s upcoming 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2016;

And whereas it is important for ISKCON members and communities around the world to begin planning for ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary celebration:


That an International 50th Anniversary Committee is created whose initial members shall include Pancharatna Das, Gauri Das, and Anuttama Das. They shall add additional members as required.

A 50th Anniversary International Coordinator shall be engaged under the guidance of the Anniversary Committee to assist in coordinating the 50th Anniversary. The Anniversary Committee shall create a service description and appropriate goals for the Coordinator and support his or her seva up to and during the Anniversary.

The Anniversary Committee and Anniversary Coordinator shall work with the GBC, Regional Governing Bodies, ISKCON Ministries, Temples, and other ISKCON communities and projects to encourage them in planning the celebration of the 50th Anniversary through multiple events. The Coordinator shall work closely with the Communications Ministry to promote internationally consistent messages, themes and event ideas.

In addition, all ISKCON GBC members, Regional Governing Bodies, Temples, communities, projects and members around the world are encouraged to develop appropriate strategies to celebrate the 50th Anniversary in their areas, and to ensure such efforts are consistent with the themes brought forth by the 50th Anniversary Committee.

ISKCON leaders and communities are advised to develop preliminary national, regional and local plans during 2013 to be further coordinated and discussed at the International Leadership Sanga in Mayapur in 2014.

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