PM Modi Releases ₹125 Coin in India Commemorating 125th Birth Anniversary of Founder of ISKCON

1st September 2021, New Delhi: The Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi today inaugurated the 125th Birth Anniversary of ISKCON’s Founder Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and released a Rs 125 Commemorative Coin in his honour via video conferencing. 
Speaking in the presence of 600 ISKCON temples and devotees from more than 60 countries, praised Srila Prabhupada’s tireless effort to share the teachings of Lord Krishna, Bhagavad Gita and the Indian culture with the world.
The Prime Minister recollected the life of Srila Prabhupada who after overcoming many challenges established the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in 1966 and opened 108 temples worldwide, which today go over 800 such centers. In India, he established his head office in Mumbai and lay the foundation for the 300 centers across the country.
After releasing the Rs 125 Commemorative Coin minted by the Alipore Mint, the Prime Minister thanked ISKCON members for their tireless efforts in not just spreading the culture of India but also their social initiatives such as running the world’s largest food relief program, especially during the Covid pandemic wherein the volunteers served over 25 crore meals across the country.
The Honourable Union Minister of Culture and Tourism Shri G. Kishan Reddy and HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja, Chairman of the ISKCON Bureau also addressed the event which marks a year long celebration to remember and cherish the life and legacy of India’s spiritual ambassador – Srila Prabhupada.
Several different events and programs have been planned across the world to commemorative this historic year. Programs include international cultural festivals, conferences, school contest for children and youths, along with outdoor activities to take the message of peace and goodwill that Srila Prabhupada taught us all.

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