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Highlights of Multilevel Car Parking & Library Corner stone laying ceremony at ISKCON NVCC Pune

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On 10th Feb 2019 Corner stone laying ceremony for multilevel (6 floor) parking and library was done by Honorable Sri Nitin Gadkari Sir , Her Grace Rukmini Mataji His Grace Sri Guru Charan Prabhu, Honorable Girish Bapat Sir, Honorable Yogesh Tilekar, Honorable Muktatai Tilak , PMC corporators from Kondwa Bk region , many dignitaries , ISKCON devotees and various citizens from nearby areas.
We are extremely grateful to PMC authorities, Honorable Srikant Bhartiya , Prasad Kharkhanis Prabhu, Sri Guru Charan Prabhu and all devotees who worked hard for this very much needed facility. Special thanks to Honorable Nitin Gadkari Sir, Girish Bapat Sir, Yogesh Tilekar Sir , Mukta Tai Tilak Madam and all corporators and dignitaries present for this event. Hare Krishna !

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GBC COLLEGE FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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The GBC College for Leadership Development is ISKCON’s official leadership school where potential candidates will be trained for positions of top leadership in ISKCON. It is a GBC initiative offering interactive classroom and online classes from experienced ISKCON instructors. Dedicated to His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).

          First residential of year 2018 is in ISKCON Pune, NVCC from 24th Feb to 8th Mar. Twenty leaders from different parts of world are attending GBC College this year. Course instructors include HH Gopal Krishna Gosvami Maharaj, HG Kaunteya Pr, HG Rasakridaparayana Pr, HG Radheyshyam Pr, HG Tapan Mishra Pr, HG Bala Govinda Pr, and HG Gopinath Prasad Pr.

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KRISHNA’S NEW YEAR CARNIVAL : BHAGAVAT KATHA FESTIVAL

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Bored with hackneyed New Year parties?? Looking for an adventurous and enriching experience while marching forward towards the beginning of another New Year of dreams, hopes and opportunities?? Then we would urge you to do away with so called not so new ‘New Year parties’ and extend to you a warm and hearty invitation to Krishna’s New Year Carnival, which has been enthralling the hearts of Puneites (or Poonaites) for last 12 years. We would like to welcome you to a week-long extravaganza of soul-stirring music, enchanting discourses and mesmerizing feast for your taste buds!!!

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ISKCON Pune welcomes you to annual Bhagavat Katha festival by His Holiness Lokanath Swami Maharaj, a world renowned and widely acclaimed Kirtan singer and Bhagavat Katha speaker. His holiness speaks to large gatherings in USA, Mauritius and all over India in annually celebrated Bhagavat Katha festivals. As a spiritual guru within ISKCON, Lokanath Maharaj has been associated with Krishna Consciousness since 1972. His holiness has worked on many spiritual and educational projects such as Padayatra festival, World Holy Name Week Festival, Bhaktivedanta Academy for Spiritual Sciences (BASS), etc. Serving as ISKCON’s Padyatra Minister, He has organized Padyatras in 108 countries. His holiness has served as an ISKCON Minister for the ‘Srila Prabhupada Centennial’, whereby he coordinated a global campaign in the year 1996, and the magnificent Centennial celebrations achieved unmatched success with respect to the number of Srila Prabhupada’s books distributed, plates of prasadam served, and festivals conducted worldwide.

The Bhagavat Katha will be conducted at one of the most prestigious as well as spacious auditorium in Pune city, “Ganesh Kala Krida Manch” near Swargate from 25th to 31st Dec, 2014. The entire week will be marked by various festivities such as Jhulan yatra on 26th December, Deepotsava on 27th December, Jagannath rath yatra mahotsava on 28th December, Puspabhisheka on 31st December and many more similar events. The most significant part of carnival is daily Bhagavat Katha from 6 to 9 pm throughout the week. The katha will be followed by sumptuous prasadam.

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So, let us gather together to welcome the New Year in most sublime, enlightening and mouth-watering way possible, and thereby explore the sweetness and universal harmony within and without.

New Attraction at ISKCON NVCC: Govinda’s Restaurant – The Higher Taste

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Refreshing welcome drinks and nutritious salads act as instant eye catchers as one enters the premises of recently inaugurated pure vegetarian restaurant Govinda’s. The tagline “the higher taste” literally lives up to its literal meaning. The sanctified vegetarian restaurant is a great place for holistic culinary experience. Food and ingredients are fresh and organic. The delicious food served here is something much beyond, than just being pure vegetarian delicacies. It’s “prasadam” that is, food stuffs are first offered to Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Krishna and then accepted as the remnants of their mercy. Therefore, this prasadam not only nourishes both body and mind but also soothes the soul of each partaker.

The restaurant is located just outside the temple complex of ISKCON’s New Vedic Cultural Centre at Katraj-Kondhwa by pass, on the left side of main entrance. Govinda’s has a seating capacity of around 70 people in its main dining hall. As per the needs, the verandah outside can also be utilized to accommodate more visitors. This is especially useful during birthdays or similar such parties

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The ambience gives an experience of rich Indian Vedic culture. Walls are colorfully painted and decorated. As you enter the restaurant you will be greeted by well-dressed attendants with “Hare Krishna”. Their friendly demeanor will make you feel at home. These attendants keep the restaurant sparkling clean and Soothing kirtan is played in the background exuding a positive vibe supporting a nice atmosphere. The restaurant serves lunch from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Prasadam is served in the format of unlimited, buffet (Self Service).

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A typical Govinda’s menu comprises of welcome drinks (fruit juices, Jaljeera etc.), Salads (for e.g. green salad, macaroni salad etc.), Starters like kachoris, dhoklas followed by main course which includes vegetables (such as Paneer Tikka Masala, Veg Afgani, Veg Jhalfrezi etc.), Rice (Both plain as well as special rice preparations), Dals, Assorted Rotis (such as Fulka, puri, chapatti, kulcha, Naan etc.). The last but not the least part of menu is its variety of desserts which includes Ice cream, Rabadi, sweet rice etc.

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By now, I am damn sure that you will be convinced of a delightful and sumptuous experience for your taste buds upon every visit. Rates are reasonable and taste is enticing. So, if you are fond of “Higher Taste” then do visit “Govinda’s – The Higher Taste”, and what’s more? The taste of the pudding lies in eating it.

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