for Stabroek News on Oct. 21, 2007
ISKCON representative for the international society of Krishna Consciousness presenting one of the books to Director in the UG office for Resource Mobilisation and Planning, Dr. Marlene Cox at the UG Library yesterday.
The Guyana branch of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), also known as the ‘Hare Krishna’ movement, yesterday made a donation of religious books to the University of Guyana (UG) Library.
The simple presentation ceremony took place in the Exhibition Area of the Library and was attended by the Regional Secretary of the donor organisation, Mr. Rajarshi Dasa and other officials also of the beneficiary institution.
ISKCON was founded 1966 in New York City by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and its core philosophy is based on scriptures such as the ‘Bhagavad Gita’ and ‘Srimad’ Bhagavatam, which were among the titles donated.
Two of the others are ‘Krishna Consciousness and Christianity’ and ‘The Science of Self-Realisation’.
Acting UG Librarian, Ms. Hetty London thanked the donor and said the gesture will help enhance knowledge and enlighten not only the students but other people who do research in the Library.
Dasa reiterated that the objective of his organisation is to educate society and said the volumes will play an imperative role in the education.
According to him, gifts are available at colleges and universities worldwide.
Director in the UG Office for Resource Mobilisation and Planning, Dr. Marlene Cox acknowledged that the contribution has enlarged their collection and expressed hope that many other donations will follow.