Book distribution and prasadam distribution have been going on steadily by the devotees on the Helsinki temple. We have also done more Harinama, which brings very auspicious atmospehere. We have also participated to different festival. In the end of May we were in World Village-etno festival in Kaisaniemi park, in Helsinki centre.
A 14-year-old Sikh girl has won her High Court discrimination claim against her school after it excluded her for breaking its "no jewellery" rule.
When ISKCON Mayapur’s resident elephant, Gulab Kali, passed away in April 2006, devotees mourned her almost as if she were a human Vaishnava. Brought to Mayapur when she was only three years old, she had served the community during festivals and other religious functions for 24 years until her untimely death at age 27.
As an effort to resolve the conflict caused by the destruction of 26 homes and confiscation of 116 acres of property of the Society for Krishna Consciousness the Kazakhstan government has continually offered unsuitable land plots.
The first two festivals of the Polish tour went exceptionally well, with thousands of people attending. Throughout both of them, however, devotees were meditating on the third festival - in the town where the deputy mayor had almost succeeded in canceling the event. It would be our biggest and most prestigious festival of the summer.
For the first time, ISKCON Mayapur participated in 'Tourism Fair 2008' held at Swabhumi, Kolkata from 20th to 22nd June 2008.The big displays of scenic delights of Mayapur along with a video show attracted the visitors into the pavilion to know more about Mayapur.