Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir Youth Programme Reaches Out to Nepal Colleges
Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir (VCM) has an active programme for engaging with youth in spreading the message of Lord Krishna called ‘Jijnasa’. Recently His Grace Shuklambara Dasa, conducted this vibrant youth programme, at two top engineering colleges of Nepal.
Events in Nepal
Nepal is a place of ancient traditions with the Vedic culture still preserved amidst the tide of westernisation sweeping the youth of Nepal. The youth of Nepal are eager to know the rational basis of their ancient culture and VCM found it a fertile ground to share the message of Srila Prabhupada.
In a brief but highly effective visit, Sriman Shuklambara Dasa conducted book fairs and inaugural sessions of jijnasa in two colleges in Nepal. The events aroused a lot of interest among the students and faculty members in both colleges.
The youth programmes conducted in Nepal were:
- Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk, Kathmandu
This college is comparable to the Indian Institute of Technology colleges of India. The following events were conducted at their campus:
- Book Fair on 14th & 15th June 2016
- A Jijnasa Session on 15th June 2016
Many interested students registered for the Jijnasa session at the Book Fair and attended the session the following day. Students and faculty members happily absorbed all the information delivered in the sessions. Sri Shuklambara Dasa was busy throughout the day at the book fair and even after the Jijnasa session answering the eager students and faculty excited about these events at their campus.
- Kathmandu Engineering College, Kathmandu
This is also one of the premier institutions of Nepal. Here the events were organised as follows:
- Book Fair on 16th and 17th June 2016
- Jijnasa Session on 17th June 2016
Many students eagerly attended the first session of Jijnasa. Here too Sriman Shuklambara Dasa observed the same keenness among students and faculty to understand the philosophy of the ancient Vedic texts rationally and clearly.
The Jijnasa programme and book fairs in Kathmandu ignited the spiritual spark among the students and invigorated them to delve deeper into the Vedic principles and precepts. Many copies of Srila Prabhupada’s books were sold at the two colleges. Undoubtedly Jijnasa programme of VCM in Kathmandu, Nepal held a great promise for the youth in that country.