US Ambassador marks 50th Anniversary at ISKCON Delhi
Dear Maharajas and Prabhus,
Dandavat Pranam. Jaya Srila Prabhupada.
You may be glad to know that the US Ambassador to India, Mr. Richard Verma, visited Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi temple yesterday.
Mr Verma has previously served as the Assistant Secretary of State, Member of the Secretary of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board and a member of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD proliferation and terrorism.
After offering pushpanjali to Srila Prabhupada and an arati to Their Lordships, he was taken on a guided tour of the museum by HH Gopal Krishna Maharaja.
The Ambassador was very keen on knowing the full story of Srila Prabhupada and how he established ISKCON. He appreciated the work of ISKCON and the Food For Life program while recalling his visit to New Vrindavan in the early 80’s.
During the friendly and informal conversation Maharaja briefed the Ambassador on ISKCON’s history, its activities and stressed the need for people to genuinely become God-conscious. As a token of appreciation Maharaja presented the Ambassador with a Bhagavad Gita and a Krishna Art Book for his family.
The Ambassador later participated in distributing prasad to children which he seemed to like very much.