#18 Passing The Torch Of Knowledge
Srila Prabhupada emphasized the need of a very strong education system within ISKCON. Yet, the average devotee is not reading enough. There is an urgent need to renew the culture of reading Srila Prabhupada’s books. Moreover, with increased membership, the educational and training needs of ISKCON member and leadership, have multiplied over the decades. These needs must be addressed for sustainable growth. Drawing lessons from our past mistakes and success, what should we do NOW to reignite the torch of knowledge. Can we ever make up for the lost time and amend our mistakes? It is said better late than never. We invite the ISKCON leadership to this interactive seminar from the ISKCON Ministry of Education.
Tapana Misra Dasa, started associating with ISKCON in 1997 while studying at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Over the following twenty years he experienced Krishna consciousness in different environments – university program, temple resident, congregation member and a yatra leader. He held senior positions in the secular world and represented sovereign entities on the Board of billion dollar enterprises. His current services in ISKCON are – Global Duty Officer (GDO), Org Dev member, Executive Director – Ministry of Education, Mayapur Master Plan Coordination Committee, etc. Has traveled to over 50 countries and resides in Mayapur with his family.
Indira-sakhi devi dasi, M.Tech (Computer Science, IIT Delhi), Bhakti Vaibhava, TTC1, TTC2, BSTT started associating with Srila Prabhupada books in 1999. Upon moving to Sridham Mayapur in 2014 with her family, she encouraged both her daughters to study Srila Prabhupada books systematically. Her elder daughter Krishangi completed her Bhakti Vaibhav at age 13 and the younger daughter Gaurangi completed her Bhakti Shastri at age 9. She currently serves ISKCON as Member, Executive committee, ISKCON Ministry of Education and assistant editor of the Ministry’s journal “Viplavah”.