New Delhi: Through a video conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued an unique commemorative coin worth Rs 125 to honour the 125th birth anniversary of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the Hare Krishna movement. G Kishan Reddy, the Union Minister for Culture, was also present. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), sometimes known as the ‘Hare Krishna movement,’ was founded by Swami Prabhupada.
ISKCON has translated the Shrimad Bhagavad Geeta and other Vedic literature into 89 languages, making a significant contribution to Vedic literature’s global spread. According to the press release, Prabhupada created over a hundred temples and wrote several books, teaching the world about Bhakti Yoga.
At 4:30 PM today, a special tribute shall be paid to Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Ji, who made pioneering contributions to popularise the teachings of Bhagwan Shri Krishna through ISKCON. To mark his 125th Jayanti, a special commemorative coin would be released.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 1, 2021