To mark the Golden Jubilee celebrations (1996- 2016) of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), devotees organised a "Homage to Srila Prabhupad" to pay tribute to the founder Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupad.
Glittering lights, melodious chanting of Hare Krishna mahamantra by several devotees transformed the auditorium of Prabhupad Samadhi Mandir at ISKCON Mayapur in Nadia district into a transcendental world even as rich tributes poured in from all over the world in the form of messages including President of India Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minster Narendra Modi and UK PM Theresa May.
"I pay my humble tribute to the contributions of AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad who incorporated ISKCON in 1966 and whose teachings continue to resonate in the hearts of Krishna devotees all over the world even today," President Mukherjee said in his message.
PM Modi has congratulated ISKCON and written "journey has been manifestation of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam integration core of philosophy".
May in her message mentioned, "For fifty years since its foundation by AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad, the men and women behind ISKCON have dedicated their lives to the words of Lord Krishna to achieve peace and unity."
The programme started with "Sasti vachan" presented by students of Gurukul followed by bhajan by renowned singer Haimanti Shukla rendered bhajan.
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