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Juhu, Mumbai - 2011 Report to the Strategic Planning Team of the Governing Body Commission of ISKCON Village Initiative Committee (VIC)

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1 Juhu, Mumbai Report to the Strategic Planning Team of the Governing Body Commission of ISKCON Village Initiative Committee (VIC)

2 We have to create self sufficient farm communities. We should produce our grain and milk; if we do this then there is no question of scarcity. So develop these farm communities as much as possible. These communities should turn into ideal societies that are based on natural resources and not on industry. VIC Village Initiative Committee Make Ideal Societies Srila Prabhupada

3 VIC Village Initiative Committee The Mandate assist SPT implement Daiva Varnasrama Culture Varnasrama ministries Communities promote supportcomplementenhance National committees Rural development GBC Community development Simple living - High thinking Sankirtana Deity worship Spiritual initiation Classless society 4 movements Essay of Gita Nagari Srila Prabhupada Letter to Dr. Patel - Deputy Prime Minister -1949

4 The Challenges VIC Village Initiative Committee Change ResponsibilityInflection point Social transition Decreasing financial power Increasing number of uncared for devotees Repercussions of changing times No compromise Influence or react Aging founding generation Second and third generation? Number Time Sankirtana Temple worship Initiation Responsibility Number of devotees ISKCON A Social Reform Movement There should be a thorough overhauling of the social system, and society should revert to the Vedic principles, that is, the four varnas and the four asramas. S.B purport

5 VIC Village Initiative Committee Global Varnasrama Initiatives Speaking about Varnasrama book Centennial year papers SPT - GBC - VIC EVF Hungary Varnasrama Ministry Europe VDC Malaysia GBC Farm Research Committee National Varnasrama Development Committee India 2 GBC Resolutions 310, 311 1st Varnasrama College - India IRGB Position paper VDC Guyana Varnasrama Ministry India Ongoing Seminars, Media Productions, Community Projects

6 Achievements VIC Village Initiative Committee The Eight Petals Newsletter - 5,000 subscribers Global Varnasrama Mission - PAMHO Conference members 3rd Year Varnasrama College at Sri Krsna Balarama Ksetra - South India 3rd Varnasrama Annual Seminar – Bali – 110 delegates 3rd International Varnasrama Seminar in Krishna Valley 4th Varnasrama Annual Seminar – Sri Mayapur Dhama Pillars of Sustainability Seminar - Hungary - 15 countries attended Five day Seminar – Malaysia – Varnasrama College - 30 delegates Chanakya Academy of Leadership Stratagem - IDVM - India Parasuram Academy of Martial Arts - Kalari Yoga - IDVM - India Media Production (Books and DVDs) IDVM - India 3 devotees elected at local village council - 1 Deputy Mayor - Hungary New National Varnasrama Development Committees in Guyana, Indonesia 630 received training reaching out to 5000+

7 VIC Village Initiative Committee VIC Members Radha Krishna das Bhakti Raghava Swami Gaur Gopala das Vrindavan lila devi dasi Gokula das Gaura Krishna das Yogesh Chandra das Bharat Chandra das Bhakti Dhira Damodara Swami Sambha das Dhanesvara das Balabhadra das Shalagram das Paramatma das

8 VIC Village Initiative Committee Key Areas Awareness Understand - Identify - Execute Communities Facilitate - Advise - Support Varnasrama Colleges Train - Equip - Engage

9 Devotees VIC Village Initiative Committee SMART UnderstandIdentifyExecute Their role in the Varnasrama Mission and the need for the social reform The opportunities and the tangible results of the new approach of preaching Key strategic goals and objectives, and the timeline for the key milestones Feel optimistic and positive about the Varnasrama Mission, its culture, strategy and future Identify themselves with the missions goals and values They are part of a united team with a single set of objectives Continue to do their services according to their commitments Take responsibility for their role in the growth and success of the mission Seek opportunities to advance the execution and support the mission Organization Education Dissemination Survey & database Seminars Outreach Training Forming ministries National committees Global Varnasrama Ministry Forming legal entities Newsletters, bulletins Book publication Media production Publicity Awareness Security Stability, certainty comfort Rewards Benefits, recognition Affiliation Trust, values, happiness Self Advancement, fulfillment Outcome

10 VIC Village Initiative Committee Varnasrama Colleges Engage Equip Key activities Curriculum Research Publishing Training Teacher training Leadership training Farming and commerce Apprenticeships Establishing Varnasrama Colleges Communities Train

11 Spiritual fulfillmentNurturing relationshipsSave the future generationFulfill Srila Prabhupadas visionSocial securityLocal economyEconomic networksProviding sustainable livelihoodProviding employment VIC Village Initiative Committee Building, Reviving Communities Developing a culture based on values and respect Lifestyle and thinking in harmony with the ecosystem Dont curse darkness, light a candle! Social securityLocal economyEconomic networks Providing sustainable livelihoodProviding employmentSpiritual fulfillment Nurturing relationships Save the future generationFulfill Srila Prabhupadas vision Facilitate Support Advise

12 VIC Village Initiative Committee SMART example Varnasrama Colleges Goal - build a curriculum Personnel - Sambha pr, Bharat Chandra pr Time - 2 months Result - achieved Building Awareness Something from EVF

13 VIC requests the GBC body to encourage leaders around the world to establish national Varnasrama Committees or Ministries. E VIC Village Initiative Committee VIC Proposals VIC proposes that during the 2012 GBC meetings the GBC body endorse the position paper already adopted by the Indian RGB/Bureau, with any needed amendments. In keeping with the resolutions passed by the GBC 310, 311 VIC proposes that the GBC body encourage the temple management and leaders around the world to make use of the services offered by the VIC and existing Varnasrama Ministries. VIC requests the GBC body to empower the VIC and the existing Varnasrama Ministries to help set up and standardize Varnasrama Colleges around the world. Position Paper Services Varnasrama Colleges Varnasrama Committees ndorse E mpower E ncourage

14 Juhu, Mumbai Thank you for your attention! Village Initiative Committee (VIC) The VIC team

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