|Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.|
For the last year or so, Government of India has been realigning its
processes and policies to reduce redtapes and improve governance.
A part of this process has been to form 17 specialized sub-committee
involving various Federal Ministries, United Nations agencies and respected
NGOs to identify policy bottlenecks, suggest best practices and recommend
policies to the Union cabinet of ministers for converting them into laws.
Since the news of these subcommittees was published, we have been trying to
make ISKCON a part of this process.
We are glad to inform that today in the newly reconstituted subcommittees
under the NITI Aayog (Indian government’s official thinktank which is
chaired by PM Modi), ISKCON has been made a part of the “Sustainable
Livelihood” committee along with Tata Trust, Lupin Foundation, Mahindra
Foundation, Deendayal Research Institute (thinktank of RSS) and few others.
This opens a new door for ISKCON to engage on the policy level with the
government and other respected civil society organizations.
Attached is a screenshot of our subcommittee members.
Yudhistir Govinda Das