Spreading Krishna ’s Message during World Cup Football
According to book distributor Prananatha Dasa, ISKCON devotees distributed approximately 8,000 of Srila Prabhupada’s books in Portuguese, Spanish and English all over the country during the World Cup that was held in Brazil recently. Large groups of harinamasankirtana parties traveled to all major cities where World Cup games were held.
“As the saying goes, ‘Football is the most important thing amongst things that don’t have any importance,’” says Sri Krishna Murti. “It is nice entertainment, but it’s not going to change anyone’s life.” For the devotees, however, the World Cup was life-changing, because it was a unique opportunity to broadcast Lord Krishna ’s names to huge numbers of people from all over the world in one place at one time. “And that is the biggest victory in this World Cup, for us, and for Brazil,” says Sri Krishna Murti.
ISKCON Devotee Becomes Chaplain to Harrow Mayor
London, England: Ajay Maru, the first Gujarati Mayor of Harrow, selected Srutidharma Dasa as the Mayor of the London Borough of Harrow. Srutidharma is the president of ISKCON’s Bhaktivedanta Manor near London, and this is the second time he will be serving as chaplain to a Mayor of Harrow