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ISKCON is ready to launch a compact kitchen at Sagar Island during Ganga Sagar Mela

ISKCON is ready to launch a compact kitchen at Sagar Island during Ganga Sagar Mela

Mayapur, Dec 19 (UNI) Giving a fillip to the aspiration and vision of Chief Minister

Mamata Banerjee, to develop spiritual tourism in the Ganga Sagar belt, ISKCON

(International Society for Krishna Consciousness) is ready to launch a permanent,

semi-mechanized, modern and compact kitchen which will be capable to prepare

up to 10,000 meal per day at the Sagar Island during the Ganga Sagar Mela 2020.

ISKCON Management hopes this initiative will be helpful to serve the pilgrims by

fulfilling their prolonged demand to have an adequate food facility in a neat and

clean place.

Gangasagar Project, an initiative of ISKCON Mayapur, would like to offer people an

opportunity to experience hot, sumptuous, nutritionally well-balanced, 100 per cent

Pure Vegetarian full meal Prasadam (sanctified food) throughout the year as Indian

Vedic culture describes that, any Tirth-Yatra is incomplete without honoring prasadam.

The meal named “Annamrita-Thali”, will consist of Rice, Dal, Roti, Sabji, Pickle/chutney

and a sweet available from 8 AM to 8 PM throughout the day, said Sundar Govind Das ,

Project Manager of ISKCON GangaSagar.

"The semi-mechanized kitchen, where the food will be prepared using steam, is

considered healthier than the direct heat of the flame. The devotees of ISKCON will

prepare the meal in the compact kitchen which has been designed in such a way so

that proper hygiene, food safety & security norms is maintained. In that kitchen we are

giving priority to use 304 grade stainless steel," he said.

This project has already fulfilled its commitment to serve 1,00,000 meals during the

Gangasagar Mela, absolutely FREE of cost for last 15 years at the Sagar Island.

Apart from above mentioned festivals and emergencies, it is decided, this pilot project

will be continued by ISKCON throughout the year by offering meals to the tirth-yatris on

“Pay as you can” basis.

"Our actual objective is, in any circumstances, no one should leave Gangasagar Dham

without receiving Lord Kapil Muni’s and Gangadevi’s mercy in the form of Prasad," said

Das. This project is absolutely non-profit, non-sectarian but charitable initiative to feed the

poor and hungry tirthya-yatris regardless of cast, creed, race, language or religion to

encourage Universal Brotherhood.

ISKCON Gangasagar has developed the kitchen in such a way that if the State Government wishes , the kitchen may be utilized as a centralized kitchen to assist in serving mid-day meals

in the adjoining areas of Sagar Island informed Das.

Couple of months ago the island was severely affected by the cyclone Bulbul, which left

trails of devastation. All the communication was shut down for nearly 2 days due to which

there was more appeal for cooked food among the locals and pilgrims who were stuck in the

Sagar Island.

With a compassionate mind that moment, the ISKCON management envisioned to build a permanent modern kitchen at the Gangasagar which has facilities to stock inventory for couple

of days. In case of natural calamities and emergency situations, ISKCON kitchen is capable of instantly rendering relief by supplying food to the affected people, under guidance of local Government, said Subroto Das, Media Spokesperson of ISKCON Mayapur.

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