New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday released a special commemorative coin on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of the founder of ISKCON, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister mentioned the happy coincidence of Janmashtami day before and the 125th birth anniversary of Srila Prabhupada.
“It is like achieving happiness and contentment of sadhana together. He also noted that the occasion is taking place amidst the celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. This is how millions of followers of Srila Prabhupada Swami and millions of Krishna devotees all over the world are experiencing today’, the Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister noted the devotion of Prabhupada Swami for Lord Krishna and said he also fought in the freedom struggle of the country.
“He had refused to take his diploma from Scottish College in support of the non-cooperation movement,” the Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister also lauded the service work of ISKCON during earthquake in Kutch, Uttarakhand tragedy, cyclones in Odisha and Bengal and during the Covid-19 pandemic.