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‘Selfless service is the best religion’

Maharaj ji being felicitated by brajvasis ‘Seva hi Paramo Dharmah’, ‘the selfless service is the highest form of any religion’. These words were said by His Holiness Acharya Shrivatsa Goswami, Founding Trustee and Member Secretary of Friends of Vrindavan during his felicitation ceremony jointly organised by Friends of Vrindavan and Vraj-Rasik Bhakta Mandali in the auditorium of Shri Manav Seva Sangh. The felicitation event began with the worshipping Shri Radha Raman Lal Ji and Vrinda Devi by His Holiness Swami […]

Common Ground for the Common Good

HH Shrivatsa Goswami Ji Maharaj addressing a conference Friends of Vrindavan’s Founding Trustee and Member Secretary HH Acharya Shrivatsa Goswami have been invited to participate in a conference to be organised on 7th February 2012 on the occasion of World Interfaith Harmony Week. This conference is organised on the behest of the United Nations General Assembly President His Excellency Mr. Nassir Abdul Aziz Al-Naseer at the UN Head Quarters in New York. The conference is named as the Common Ground […]

Helping the widows by cleaning their neighbourhood

Cleaning the drain cleaning infront of the widow home The neighbourhood of the widow home of the ‘Swadhar Yojna’ run under a scheme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Central government was cleaned under the Vrindavan Cleaning Fund programme of Friends of Vrindavan. This widow home falls in the Rajpura Village in Vrindavan, where no municipal sanitation services are available. FoV was requested by the management of this widow ashram and some of the residents of the […]

New Municipal Administrator consults the NGO’s on Vrindavan’s waste management

Pushpa Devrara consulting with NGO's After the Vrindavan Municipal Board completes its term of five year the municipal governance comes in the hands of the District administration of Mathura. The District Magistrate Shri N.G. Ravikumar appoints Deputy Collector Smt. Pushpa Devrar, as the administrator of the municipality having both the powers of the Chairperson and the Executive Officer of the Vrindavan municipality. Recently, Mr. S.K. Sharma, the Executive Officer of the municipality has also been retired. Therefore Mrs. Devrar has […]

The Rutgers University students visits FoV office and Recycling units

The waste flowers coming from the temples shown to the students The students from the Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA, visited Friends of Vrindavan office to get the knowledge of FoV’s Vrindavan Conservation efforts. The group was headed by Dr. Satyanarayan Das ji Maharaj, Director of the Jeeva Institute. The FoV activities were shown to the students through the power point presentation by Jagannath Poddar. The students were told in length about the Mission of the organization. The activities […]

The warm clothes and blankets were distributed among the needy

FoV distributes warm clothes and blankets among the poverty stricken people, widows and the women from the unprivileged section of the community. A total no. of 300 woollen clothes and blankets were distributed among the needy. After the direct distribution of the warm clothes at the door steps of the needy people, a ceremonial distribution programme was organised at Friends of Vrindavan’s office campus. The blankets were distributed jointly by Acharya Shri Atul Krishna Goswami, Sevait of Shri Banke Bihari […]

Maintaining the sanctity of temple premises by cleaning its surrounding

December 25th: ‘Friends of Vrindavan’ celebrated the Christmas by organising a cleanliness drive around the ancient Govind Dev Temple. Shri Anuj Kumar Goswami, Sevait of Shri Radha Govind Temple invited the VCF drive to be organised in the temple premises and its surroundings. Shri Goswami said that the Sohni-seva is most humble seva of all the service dedicated to their Lordships of Shri Radha Govind ji. He justified the proverb of ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness’ and insisted that the […]

Dr. Iqbal Malik visits FoV projects

Dr. Iqbal Malik finding worms in the vermi-composting unit Noted environment activist Dr. Iqbal Malik visits Friends of Vrindavan’s waste management programme. She was accompanied by her colleagues working at Vatavaran. She was impressed to see the waste management programme, and gave some tips to FoV volunteers on how the waste management programme can be implemented in a better way. While she praised the initiative, she has ordered some recycled paper products permanently to be sold to Vatavaran. She showed […]

Mechanical loader resumes its work in garbage management

The FoV unique special mechanical garbage loader takes charge of the dumping stations after a gap of two years. It has not been functioning for a long time as it could not move in the broken roads. Due to the state government’s development project of the Samagra Vikas Yojna, many sewerage lines were laid and new drains were built. The whole process took almost two years to bring back Vrindavan in normalcy. It was very difficult to move this slow […]

VCF to include small renovation work while cleaning streets

VCF cleanliness drive drain cleaning at bhramar ghat The massive cleaning of streets and drains was organised on the stretch in the locality of the Radha Raman Temple under the programme of the Vrindavan Cleaning Fund. The areas of Rao ji Ghera, Bhramar Ghat were also cleaned on Saturday. Loads of garbage has been cleared which was accumulated on the Bhramar Ghat drain and in the campus of Shri Radha Raman Temple. The cleaning operation will be extended to the […]

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