Worldwide Activities of Krishna Consciousness

Deities of Radha Govinda

25th Anniversary of Govinda’s Island
Dublin, Ireland: Devotees from all over Ireland and abroad gathered this July 15–17 to celebrate Sri Sri Radha-Govinda’s 25th anniversary, on the twenty-two acre wooded island in County Fermanagh once known as Inish Ratha—and now called Govinda-dvipa, or Govinda’s Island. The Deities were installed in 1986. 

Hong Kong Book Fair

ISKCON at the Hong Kong Book Fair
Hong Kong: ISKCON devotees set up two booths to sell English and Chinese Krishna conscious literature during the Hong Kong book fair between July 20 and 26. 

ISKCON Mid Day Meal in Jharkhand

Mid-day Meal Kitchen to Feed 65,000 in Jharkhand
ISKCON Food Relief Foundation (IFRF) has partnered with the State Government of Jharkhand and local Fortune 500 Company Tata Steel to build a new centralized state-of-the-art kitchen, which will deliver nutritious, sanctified meals to 65,000 underprivileged school children in Jharkhand’s East Singhbhum and Saraikela-Kharsawa districts.
Ratha-yatra Celebrations
Secunderabad, AP: ISKCON Secunderabad celebrated its Ratha-yatra on July 2. Almost a kilometer-long procession poured unto the main thoroughfares of the city during the parade.
Leicester, UK: The 14th annual Festival of Chariots was celebrated here with three 30-ft chariots carrying the Deities of Lord Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra. Organiser Nimai Devi Dasi said: “Today is about getting the chance to show other people what we’re about. It’s a nice, jovial time and we’re not restricted to the temple, which means we can get a lot more people involved people who may not have come across us before.”
Singapore: On August 24, more than 2500 devotees took part in the Jagannatha Ratha-yatra festival. A huge 15-feet high silver ratha (made out of 4500kg of silver) was initially meant to be used for the Ratha-yatra. However, owing to its height this silver ratha could not enter the Toa Payoh stadium. The devotees then made another cart suitable for stadium and improvised a new program.
Contributed by Madhava Smullens, Sankirtana Dasa, and Sahadeva Dasa.