Panaji: – Though, the lockdown has partially lifted in Goa, but a meal and dry ration distribution programme of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is continues at its different centres across Goa.
The Ponda ISCKON Centre in collection with Ponda Municipal Council (PMC) and Goa Civil Supply Department still continues it freshly cooked food distribution programme in Ponda and Surrounding areas.
Since a lockdown began in Goa on March 24th, ISKCON has continuously served freshly cooked hygiene food to marginalised and migrant workers in Ponda and surrounding areas till date.
Monks and volunteers of ISKCON prepare fresh and nutritious meals, which are cooked hygienically following all health regulations, as instructed by the state government.
Daily over 500 meals were served in the first locked which was later gradually reduced to 400 and now nearly 200 meals are served in Ponda area.
Panaji and Vasco ISKCON centres with the support of its donors and well-wishers, has been striving to feed low-income families, daily-wage laborers and migrant workers by distributing dry ration kits.
The Panaji centre has distributed dry ration kits in areas like Chorao and Mayem. While Vasco centre has distributed dry ration in Sancoale, Zorint, Birla and Zauringar areas.
ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada’s vision, that no one within a ten-mile radius of any ISKCON center should go hungry, is even truer in today’s context.