About ISKCON Youth Forum
To establish a youth group of spiritually strong students,
who are genuine practitioners and representatives of Sanatana
Dharma (Krishna consciousness), who will be like beacon
lights for guiding the rest of the society in spiritual
To train students in the philosophy of Krishna consciousness,
its universal applicability especially to the present day
generation, its profound depth along with logic & reasons.
To train students to become preachers of Sanatana Dharma.
To develop personality and build up character of youth,
to give a real meaning to their lives, to live a God-centred
life of purity and dedication with love and trust amongst
To identify the talents in youth, and dovetail their talents
for the service of God.
To render the most noble service of jnana-dana
(the gift of knowledge), distributing the sublime message
of the Vedas through spiritual book distribution at subsidised
prices for youth.
To scientifically present Krishna conscious philosophy
through all possible mediums of communication books,
notes, video/audio cassettes, OHP presentations, slide shows,
dramas, charts, pictures, magazines, etc
Srila Prabhupada wanted young Indians to take up Krishna consciousness very seriously in their own lives and help to spread it all over India, fulfilling the order of Lord Caitanya.
Since January 1996 various youth activities are being carried out in colleges all over Pune.
Activities have included:
Publishing easy to understand books for students
to understand Vedic knowledge in a scientific way.
Preaching programmes in various colleges
and companies around Pune.
Training in music, singing, presenting lectures
and other skills.
Three-day residential camps covering many
aspects of Krishna consciousness.
Youth festivals once or twice a year with
more than 1000 youths participating.
The Bhaktivedanta Students Library with more
than 2500 audio-tapes, 50 videotapes, 500 books and 20 cubicle
Schools Programmes in different parts of
Pune for children below 15 years of age.