Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir (VCM) had the good opportunity to meet Sri Lal Krishna Advani at his office recently. Sri Bharatarsabha Dasa, Vice President-Communications of VCM called upon the veteran leader to appraise him of the progress made in building the world’s tallest Krishna temple in Vrindavan.
Sri L.K. Advani is a prominent parliamentarian of the country, having rendered more than six decades of committed service in his illustrious political career. He began his public life as a social worker during the independence and partition struggle in 1947 and is now a highly respected patriarch and guiding force of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Under the leadership of the former Prime Minister of India, Bharat Ratna Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Sri Advani served as the Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004. He also served as Minister of Home Affairs from 1998 to 2004. He has also held the offices of Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (2003-2004) and Minister of Coal and Mines during 2002. He is presently one of the three members of the BJP’s Marga Darshak Mandal along with Sri Vajpayee and Sri Murli Manohar Joshi.
During the meeting, Bharatarsabha Dasa presented an overview of the purpose and the larger perspective of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir and its progresses. He, along with VCM representatives, also presented a photo frame of the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir as a memento to Sri Advani.
Sri L.K. Advani congratulated the Chairman, Sri Madhu Pandit Dasa and the entire leadership of VCM for embarking on this significant Culture and Heritage project. He also extended all possible support to make the project a reality. Sri Advani also paid rich tributes to Srila Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of the Hare Krishna Movement and the inspiration behind the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir by praising him as a great saint and visionary.
Sri Chanchalapathi Dasa, President of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, expresses his thanks and gratitude to Sri. L.K Advani and plans to invite him to Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir project site in the near future.