Green Kumbha Mela

As a service offered to the lotus feet of Srila Bhatisiddahanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada, the Environmental Committee of the World Vaisnava Association created an alliance in cooperation with the Ganga Action Parivar and the World Conscious Pact, which will appeal to religious leaders, politicians, artists to become real supporters to help solve the environmental problems afflicting the planet and the holy rivers. The coalition led by Swami Cidannanda Sarasvati achieved great impact with this petition, ensuring that nobody ignored this urgent call to action.

The theater group of the Environmental Committee of the World Vaisnava Association stood out before the reporters and television, also receiving a lot of recognition on behalf of the different delegations that arrived at the Maha Kumbha Mela in Allahabad during January and February 2013. None of them stopped from being photographed with “Mother Earth”, “The Tree”, “Ganga Mayee”, “Yamuna Devi” and the other “Sacred Rivers”, while each of the characters reminds us of the terrible conditions they are in due to contamination, irresponsible deforestation, and water pollution, respectively.

In memory to the glorious contribution of Srila Bhatisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada regarding ecology and environmental protection, this theatrical group spread their message from the Kumbha Mala throughout India; the presentation lasted six weeks and practically reached all the akaras, receiving the support and applause of the different Sankaracaryas present at the Mela; religious leaders like Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Swami Ramdev, Swami Gurusharananand, Swami Gyananandji, Swami Ganeshdas, Swami Nirgundas, Swami Harichetanand, Caturvedi Swami of the Ramanuja Mission Trust and Sant Morari Bapu (a renowned exponent of the Ram Charit Manas); political leaders like Sri Vijay Bahugunaji (Chief minister of Uttarakand), Shri Aziz Qureshi (Governor of Uttarakand ), Sri B. L. Joshi (Governor of Uttar Pradesh), Sri R. C. Lahoti (former Chief Justice of India) and artists like Preity Zinta, Sivamani, Ekta Kapoor, Emraan Hashmi and Huma Qureshi.

At the same time, we presented a certification of the “Green Kumbha Mela” to all those who were committed to the campaign to make India and the World an environmentally protected place. The goal of this assignment is for religious leaders, politicians and famous artists to promote this shift of consciousness and convey it to their followers to take it with due seriousness and therefore achieve real change.

The tour of the theater group of the WVA ended with a successful public presentation before the acaryas and Gaudiya Math leaders during the celebration of the vyasapuja of Srila Prabhupada in Sri Mayapur Dham. The outstanding characters featured in this presentation were “Go mata” with its dances and messages that touched the hearts of the audience regarding the difficult situation faced by cows today, “Mr. Adhamara” who represents the impact of the advancement of Kali-yuga and the "World Conscious Pact" bringing the solution to all these problems.

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