The Chief Minister of Maharashtra in a message sent on 16th September, praised ISKCON for its ’50 years of glorious achievements and service to humanity’.
He praised ISKCON for the dissemination of what he called the ‘glorious Vedic wisdom including the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam’. The Chief Minister also praised ISKCON’s philanthropic activities and youth preaching programmes.
He concluded his statement by saying: “It is commendable that ISKCON is working with a view to spreading divine Vedic knowledge among the youth.I congratulate ISKCON for taking these social welfare activities, and hope that society will hopefully implement these activities in future also.”
Devendra Fadnavis is the 18th and current Chief Minister of Maharashtra, the state whose capital Mumbai is the commercial capital of India. A member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh, Fadnavis became the second youngest Chief Minister of Maharashtra at 44.
The full text of his message is attached below.