Minutes of the meeting of Braj-Vrindavan Heritage Alliance (BVHA)
Friends of Vrindavan: Place: Imli Tala
Date: 28th April 2010, Wednesday, 5.30 p.m
Present: Shri Bal Krishna Goutam, Shri Pradyumna Pratap Singh, Shri Govind Kishor Goswami, Shri Ram Narayan Brajwasi, Dr. Chandra Prakash Sharma, Jagannath Poddar, Madhumangal Shukla, Acharya Naresh Narayan Sharma, Shri Tamal Krishna Brahmachari, Shri Ravindra Kulshreshtha, Shri K.G. Gupta, Shri Kanhaiya Gupta, Swami (Dr.) Devendra Chaitanya
Chair: Thakur Shri Radha Gopinath Dev of Imli Tala temple through his servant Brahmachari Tamal Krishna Das
The following topics were discussed in the meeting & unanimously resolved:
Ø There used to be many sacred groves in Vrindavan. Three of them are left namely, Nidhi Van, Seva Kunj and Kishor Van. These groves are also being diminished due to the monkeys and rapid urbanization. It was decided to revive Kishor Van as model sacred grove. The implementation of the project will be done by Friends of Vrindavan.
Ø Since the Alliance is not a registered body and it is a cizen’s forum, thus it is decided that Friends of Vrindavan will be its official agency to implement the projects.
Ø A fresh Public Interest Litigation will be filed to restore the ‘swaroop’ or original form of Vrindavan. It was decided to pray to the court to declare a committee of intellectuals to implement the developmental programme in Vrindavan.
Ø It was suggested by Acharya Naresh Narayan to consider Vrindavan Insaff as the Alliance’s official weekly news paper. The members are welcome to write articles in this news paper.
Ø The members of the alliance lamented on the building of new sewerage and drainage system in Vrindavan. They said that the good soil coming out after digging the drains is Braj Raj. It is being sold away by the contractor and there is no use of such big drains which will never be cleaned by the Municipality.
Ø The next meeting will be held at Kishor Van on 5th May 2010 at 5.00 p.m.
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