Kartik - WVA Managerial Committee Report and Resolutions
1998 Kartik - World Vaisnava Association - Visva Vaisnava Raj Sabha
Managerial Committee - Report and Resolutions
The following resolutions were accepted by the managerial meeting of
the.WVA-VVRS in Kartik 1998 held at Vrinda kunja, Vrindavan. Participants
were.25 secretaries of nineteen missions and Committee coordinators.
The.meeting was conducted by outgoing secretary Swami B.A. Paramadvaiti.
After.hearing the sweet Mangalacaranam and Kirtan the meeting began
at 10-30 AM.
1. Special welcome was extended to Sri Birbhadra das B. secretary of
the.Acarya of the Gaudiya Mission Bagh Bazar.
2. The following two missions were accepted as new members of the.WVA-VVRS.
Sri Nandanandan das
World Relief Network
Publisher of Vaisnava literature
International Movement for Unity in Diversity
Founder: Bhaktivedanta Parivrajak Maharaj
3. A new Managing Committee was approved unanimously.
Considering that the WVA-VVRS has been active since 1993 it was resolved.
to elect new officers for the next five years of service on this occasion
Parama Pujyapada Srila Bhakti Pramod Puri Maharaj.
Srila Bhakti Vallabh Tirtha Maharaj from Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math.
Sri Acarya Prabhu, disciple of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
and leader of the Chaitanya Mission in the Philippines for 25 years...
Sri Ramdas das from Gopinath Gaudiya Math
and Sripad.B.P. Hrishikesh Maharaj as Coordinator of Publications.
Sripad.B.V. Ksirodakasayee Visnu Maharaj of the Bhaktivedanta Ashram
Sripad Tusta Krishna das of Chaitanya Mission.
General Secretary for India:
Sripad Bhakti Prasun Puri Maharaj
Function and Event Secretary:
Sripad Bhakti Prakash Mahavir.Maharaj
Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tirtha Maharaj.Hungarian Vaisnava Association.
Sripad Bhakti Bibudha Bodhayanan Maharaj.of Gopinath Gaudiya Math
Sripad Bhakti Vicar Visnu Maharaj of Sri Krishna.Chaitanya mission.
Sripad Bhaktivedanta Vaisnava Maharaj of Vrinda.Ecuador.
Sri Bhakta das A. of Thailand
The Members of the Vaisnava Council in Vrindavan are:
Sri Saksi Gopal das of Vrinda
Sripad Bhakti Sarvasya Govinda Maharaj of Chaitanya Math
Ram Prasad Prabhu of Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math
4. The following coordinators were accepted for the different Committees.
of the WVA-VVRS.
WVA-VVRS Vrindavan Dham Preservation Committee
Sripad Bhaktivedanta Sadhu Maharaj of Munger Mandir Vrinda
WVA-VVRS Mayapur Dham Preservation Committee
Sripad Bhakti Vicar Visnu Maharaj and
Sarasvat Gaudiya Vaisnava Association
WVA-VVRS Jagannath Puri Dham Preservation Committee
Sri Vidyapati das B. of Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math
WVA-VVRS Siddhanta Guru Varga Dignity Committee
Swami B.A. Paramadvaiti of Vrinda
WVA-VVRS Education Committee
Srimati Malati d.d. of Vedic Culture Course Berlin
WVA-VVRS Secular World Committee
Sripad Tusta Krishna das of Chaitanya Mission
WVA-VVRS Library, Publication Committee
Sri Vidagdha Madhava das of Hawaii
WVA-VVRS Internet Committee
Sri Pancha Tattva das B. Vrinda Peru
WVA-VVRS Newsletter and Journal Committee
Sripad Bhakti Prakash Hrishikesh Maharaj of Chaitanya Mudrani Mission
WVA-VVRS Mela and Meeting Committee
Sri Bhakta das A. of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mission
WVA-VVRS Environment Committee
Sri Saksi Gopal das B.
15 affiliated Eco projects in thePhilippines, Cali Colombia, Bogota
Colombia, Arbelaez ,Colombia, Banos ,.Ecuador, Lima, Peru, Arica Chile,
Santiago , Chile, Catemu, Chile, Buenos.Aires , Argentina, Hawaii, USA,
Szeged, Hungary, Mewegen, Germany,.Yaruqui, Ecuador Valle de Bravo ,
WVA-VVRS Temple Adoption.Committee
Sri Jnanaraj das A. for Europe
Sripad Bhakti Vicar Visnu.Maharaj for India Sripad Bhagavatamrita for
USA 14 members
WVA-VVRS Conflict Resolving Committee
Sripad Bhakti Vicar Visnu Maharaj of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mission
WVA-VVRS Vedic Art Committee
Sri Bhaktisiddhanta das A. of Prabhupada Institute for Culture Vrindavan.
WVA-VVRS Gaudiya Vedanta Symposium Committee
Sripad Bhaktivedanta Parivrajak maharaj of Acintya and
Bhaktivedanta Sadhu Maharaj of Munger Mandir Vrinda
WVA-VVRS Unification Committee
Sripad Bhaktivedanta Parivrajak Maharaj of Acintya
5. It was established to create the service of a WVA-VVRS Press secretary..
He can in emergency publish WVA-VVRS declarations with the approval
of the.Administrative Secretary, the Coordinators of the Secular World
Committee.and the Siddhanta - Guru Varga Dignity Committee. This is
the case of.urgent topics where Vaisnavas and their dignity need to
be defended. All.those who want to share this responsibility may join
the Secular World.Committee. If members do not agree with the statement
published they can.publish their missions opinion without attacking
the WVA declarations. And.they must speak only on behalf of their own
mission and not as a.representative or member of WVA. If they severely
object they shall.contact the Conflict Resolving Committee coordinator.
If any mission needs.the WVA to defend them in a particular case they
shall send the case and a.proposed answer from WVA to the Secular World
Committee coordinator. The.power of this forum has already been proved.
We want to use it only to.establish the glory of Vaisnavism and to serve
all members and their.emergencies.
6. It was resolved that the Vrindavan Dham preservation Committee shall.
participate in the local Vrindavan seva committees which may permit
the.WVA members to do Dham seva in a trustworthy format. Also to be
aware if.any projects such as adopt a Ghat, adopt a Park or adopt a
monument are.becoming available to WVA members and their congregations.
7. It was resolved to create a WVA Gaudiya Vedanta Symposium Committee..
Leading preachers are invited to book their lectures and subjects with
the.coordinator of the Symposiums. Subjects may cover 1-2 or 3 two hour.
classes which will be spread over the period of fifteen days in Kartik.
every year. Main holiday days will be free. The Symposium will be.organized
by the Vaisnava Academy of Vrinda in Munger Mandir next to the.Mathura
Road. Future symposiums are also planned for Mayapur.
8. It was resolved to create a WVA-VVRS Vedic Art committee..Coordinated
by Bhaktisidhanta das A. the founder of the Prabhupada.Institute of
Culture. He is a distinguished Artist who studied Art in New.York and
who did organize the entire Art project and panels of the New.Delhi
Iskcon Temple. "Glory of India". He adopted a temple of Kisori Baba.
in the Madan Mohan area of Vrindavan and wants to promote Vedic art
with.many other Vaisnava artists. The Committee plans to holds courses,.
organize Web sites, have traveling exhibits, print posters, hold art.
competitions and develop Vrindavan Dham as a center of Vedic Arts endowed.
with the beauty of the natural scenery of Vraj.
9. It was resolved that the meetings of the WVA both in Mayapur as well
as.in Vrindavan can shift from one member mission to the other. It was
also.resolved to hold the next Mayapur meeting two days after Gaur Purnima
in.Mayapur in the Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mission. It was also resolved
that.the meeting of the Sarasvat Gaudiya Vaisnava Association should
be used to.invite that association to also join the WVA-VVRS. Also they
already do.the work of Mayapur preservation and thus can take over that
Committee of.the WVA-VVRS. Otherwise the WVA-VVRS does many things the
SGVA is not.doing . Therefore it is reasonable that these two organizations
should.work together in Mayapur and in other projects started by the
10. It was resolved by the managing committee that the Secular World.
Committee of the WVA-VVRS should send an official response to the.international
press.about their accusation against a news article about Iskcon.titled,
"Krishna's admit child abuse". It is regretted that such thing.could
ever have taken place in any ashram of any mission. It is obviously.
the fault of particular individuals who must be taken to proper.authorities
for chastisement. Nevertheless it is very disturbing that.millions of
Krishna worshippers who belong to many different Vaisnava.missions around
the world shall be looked upon as child molesters, when in.fact such
cases in one society has nothing to do with all of them..Clarification
should be attempted through a note sent by the Press.secretary.
11. More temples have been successfully adopted in Vrindavan to beautify.
the Dham. Projects include the Seva Kunja property of Bhakta das, Sripad.
B. P. Mahavir Maharaj in Govinda Kunda, Vipralambha Kunja by Ecuador
Yatra.of the Vrinda Mission. Durvasa Tila of the Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti.
Krishna.Balaram Mandir in Seva Kunja by individual devotees. It is lamented
that.one original beautiful site was turned into a Marble house, losing
all the.original style by a Vaisnava mission from outside India. It
is recommended.that those who adopt temples shall visit all the other
adopted temples to.study how to preserve the old rajestani Architecture.
That is our sacred.duty to maintain Vrindavan as original as possible.
12. It was resolved and accepted that VINA, the Vaisnava Internet News.
Agency started by Tusta Krishna das to serve and unify the Vaisnavas
will.become the official news site of the WVA to work in conjunction
with the.WVA-VVRS Homepage. It was requested to all member missions
to send in news.and pictures as well as articles from their Acaryas.
The VINA Homepage is.dedicated to glorify the activities of Vaisnavas
from all over the world.and to also foster discussion of Philosophical
topics. It has been.resolved that conflicting issues should be resolved
by the Conflict.Resolving Committee and only final solutions or proposals
from senior.Vaisnavas would be posted for the benefit of all readers.
13. It was resolved to make the WVA-VVRS famous in INDIA..For that purpose
Sripad B.P. Mahavir Maharaj promised to gather the Emails.and addresses
of all India news papers and communication centers to.contact promptly
with our news and Press releases. Also it was decided.that yearly a
Hindi or and Bengali Magazine should be published to present.the goals
and activities of the WVA-VVRS. The first issue will come out in 1999.
14. It was also resolved that the Magazine department shall produce
a.permanent WVA-VVRS Press kit. This shall include the history of.Vaisnavism,
Gaudiya Vedanta, Holy Dhamas, Activities of the WVA-VVRS,.Addresses
of Member missions, etc. This magazine shall be as general as.possible
and not favor one mission over the other and shall be written.specially
for the information of Newspapers , Colleges or secular.organizations
who try to know about the history of our Sampradaya.
15. It was again stressed that every mission should choose an English.
speaking secretary to represent their mission in the managing committee..
It was also reminded that all publication and functions of all member.
missions are recommended to use the WVA-VVRS logo and a sign which reads:.
"Affiliated with the WVA-VVRS".
16. It was resolved that in the absence of the Function Secretary ,
the.administrative secretary can conduct the meetings as well. It was
also.approved to have local secretaries to further the activities of
the.WVA-VVRS in any location of the world. The WVA-VVRS accepts all
services.done by individual Vaisnavas or missions as long as they do
not create a.disturbance to the Harmony. Every member shall present
the moral conduct.expected from a Gaudiya Vaisnava.
17. It was proposed and will be studied to create an all WVA Vaisnava.
university in Jagananth Puri, or and Mayapur or and Vrindavan Dham.
Sripad.Bhakti Vicar Visnu Maharaj strongly spoke about the necessity
of such an.institution to further unity amongst Vaisnavas as well.
18. It was resolved to stop the Book mela in Mayapur for a unspecified.
time.since all temples had their own exhibits in Mayapur. On a later
day the.WVA-VVRS can hold such fairs in other cities.
The service report of the outgoing secretary was put on record and the
new.administrative secretary was welcomed. It was noted that the enthusiasm.
and the participation was gradually increasing over the years both in.
India and abroad.
The meeting was called to a close at 1:15 p.m. and prasad was served