Honourable State Minister (Independent Charge), Government of Uttar Pradesh, Smt. Anupama Jaiswal visited Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir on the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya on Saturday, 29 April 2017. She was accompanied by her husband Sri Ashok Kumar and members of her staff. She has been given with the Ministries of Basic Education, Child Development and Nutrition, Revenue (MOS) & Finance (MOS). A well known member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, she is an elected MLA from Baharaich.
She was received at the temple by His Grace Bharatarshabha Dasa, Vice President, Communications, and His Grace Ananta Virya Dasa. They gave her the temple honours. Then dinner was served. She said her connection with the temple was not new and she has previously visited the Lucknow kitchen of The Akshaya Patra Foundation. She shared with devotees her future plans for developing education and nutrition among school children in Uttar Pradesh. She said “By my good fortune, on the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, by the mercy of Lord Bankey Bihari, I was able to receive Akshaya Patra Prasad. After receiving Prasad, I felt that not only is the temple giving unlimited food but through this food it is also giving unlimited demeanours (sanskar). I pray this organisation similarly distributes unlimited happiness and peace.”