By Gopikā Rādhikā Devī Dāsī & Sundara Gopāla Dāsa

As an unprecedentedly unique offering to our illustrious Guru-paramparā and the Vaiṣṇava community, the Bhaktivedanta Research Center (BRC) established an endowment in honour of Śrīla Saccidānanda Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, at his alma mater—Presidency University, Kolkata, in September 2023.

Over 150 years ago, in 1853, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, then known as Kedarnath Dutta, attended Hindu College as a student. This historic institution, founded in 1817, later became Presidency College in 1855 and, ultimately, Presidency University in 2010.

BRC offered the Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura Student Memorial Endowment to the Department of Sociology at Presidency University. The endowment aims to support the best academic practices related to courses on religion at the department.

At an event held on 19th September 2023 at the Department of Sociology of Presidency University, representatives of BRC presented the endowment check to Dr. Suhrita Saha, the Head of the Sociology Department. The event witnessed the presence of several distinguished academicians, including Dr. Upal Chakraborty of the Department of Sociology, Dr. Sukanya Sarbadhikari, and Professor of History at Belur Vidyamandir, Dr. Shantanu Dey.

Read more: https://iskconnews.org/a-momentous-tribute-bhaktivinoda-%e1%b9%adhakura-student-memorial-endowment-at-presidency-university-kolkata/

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