Kirtan Mela and Grand Inauguration Festival at New BGIS Campus
Published On: 2018-11-12
The Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School (BGIS) on Monday, 12th of November inaugurated its new Campus at Ajai Village in Vrindavan. Hundreds of devotees from different parts of the world participated in this wonderful event in honor of the Gurukula’s founder, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Honorable guests, dignitaries, Prabhupada disciples, sanyasis, and senior leaders of ISKCON witnessed the splendid campus that unbelievably took in just few years to get it established. The celebration was held at the newly completed academic building. The ceremony was presided by His Holiness Gopal Krishna Goswami. In his inaugural speech, he emphasized the importance of giving Krishna consciousness to the children at the early stage of life. He mentioned that “This Gurukula will provide a safe learning atmosphere that will allow the students to develop a love for learning, with exemplary character, a profound understanding of Krishna consciousness, and the skills to become responsible leaders of the society". Maharaj greatly appreciated the unparalleled efforts of the New Gurukul Project Team and Staffs, headed by BGIS Director, His Grace Lila Purusottam Das and Radhakanta Das.
A Kirtan Mela proceeded after the presentation of special gifts to the guests of honor. His Grace Panchagauda Das Prabhu started the ecstatic reverberation of the Holy Name followed by different lovers of kirtan. Among them were, HH Bhakti Anugraha Janardan Swami, HH Vedavyas Priya Maharaj, HH Sachinandana Swami, HH Lokanath Maharaj and among others. The chanting was really ecstatic and everyone was dancing and jumping calling out loud the Holy Name. it was a wonderful transcendental experience and everyone felt spiritually surcharged. The night was concluded with the offering of lamps to Lord Damodar.
Unlimited and splendid Krishna Prasadam was served to everyone throughout the whole day. Other senior devotees present were HH Janananda Goswami, HH Bhakti Madhurya Govinda Goswami, HG Basu Gosh Das, and HH Bhakti Ashraya Vaishnava Swami.