A Special Message from Jayapataka Swami
50 years ago from 2015, in the year 1965, Srila Prabhupada left India and came to the West. 50 years ago from this year, 2016, Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada registered the ISKCON society. Hence, this year is ISKCON’s 50th anniversary. The world has been through a lot of changes in the last 50 years and Krsna Consciousness has now spread to most countries of the world by His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. We have the TOVP which needs to be finished. We have projects all over the world which need to be completed. This is a good year to establish some milestones which push ISKCON further forward. Each temple and yatra can see what new achievements they can do for this 50th anniversary year of ISKCON. Someone proposed that the prison outreach program could be established everywhere in which it is not at present. In this way, this year, to make it a major leap forward in one of our outreach areas. This is under the CDM (Congregational Development Ministry). Similarly, in book distribution, CDM TOVP, outreach, and our personal bhakti, we could be making progress this year. This is a good opportunity to let the media communications and other public figures know and understand the great value of ISKCON and how ISKCON has achieved the 50th anniversary.
Yours in service to Srila Prabhupada,
New year celebration at the residence of Guru Maharaja in Perth.