Amidst the growing tension due to the Russia-Ukraine political crisis, people in Ukraine are looking for food, shelter and help in every possible way. As per multiple reports, Indian authorities and several other countries are doing their best to get people back to their respective countries. Besides, multiple organisations have also come forward to extend help to the people stranded. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has extended its help to people of the country in times of despair. Radharamn Das, ISKCON Vice-President, took to Twitter to share the news. “Our ISKCON temples all over Ukraine are ready to serve those in need. You are welcome at our temples,” he wrote. He shared a video, featuring one of the devotees from ISKCON, Ukraine, who shared the situation in the country. Take a look:
When life gives u lemons make lemonade. This is what Sanatan Dharma has taught these ISKCON devotees in Kiev. And they r applying what they have learnt in these difficult times.
Radharamn Das, in the Twitter thread, also mentioned that there are 54 ISKCON temples across Ukraine and shared a link for all to find their nearest temple for fresh food and water.
During Chechnya war too (1995), ISKCON devotees served people without fearing for their own life. One of our devotees died due to bullet injuries while serving. Devotees had helped 850,000 of Russians, Chechens, Georgians, Armenians & victims of war giving them free food. pic.twitter.com/6vOZSzuVlE— Radharamn Das राधारमण दास (@RadharamnDas) February 26, 2022
The tweet in no time went viral, garnering more than 246k views and thousands of likes and retweets.
That’s not all. He also shared a post that read, “Meanwhile, ISKCON Hungary has started food relief for Indian students and refugees who are arriving from Ukraine. The India Embassy in Hungary has sought ISKCON’S help in arranging food and water for the Indian students arriving to board flight to India.” Find the complete tweet here:
Meanwhile ISKCON Hungary has started food relief for Indian Students & refugees who are arriving from Ukraine.
The India Embassy in Hungary has sought ISKCON’S help in arranging food & water for the Indian Students arriving to board flight to India.@narendramodi@MEAIndiapic.twitter.com/DbAzgvwDOs— Radharamn Das राधारमण दास (@RadharamnDas) February 27, 2022
Earlier, we also came across the news where a Sikh organisation – named Khalsa Aid – organised a ‘Langar’ on a train in Ukraine. They called it ‘Guru Ka Langar on a train’ that was heading from Ukraine towards the Polish border. Click here for the detailed news.
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