By Radhapriya

On November 4th, His Holiness Bhaktimarga Swami was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Hindu Chamber of Commerce (CHCC). The Canadian Hindu Chamber of Commerce is the first registered not-for-profit organization in Canada dedicated to the unification of Canadian Hindus and their economic interests. The CHCC wanted to bestow honour on him and ISKCON with this award and ceremony.

When Srila Prabhupada brought Krishna consciousness to the West, there was practically no awareness of Bhakti-yoga, Vedic knowledge, vegetarianism, and Krishna. Through the continued efforts by ISKCON over the decades, Vaishnavism has become more prominent and has helped the Hindu diaspora at large become more mainstream and respected. In particular, ISKCON is very well regarded among the Hindu population in Canada.

HH Bhaktimarga Swami joined ISKCON in 1973 in Toronto, Canada, and has been continuously serving the movement since then. Fifty years on, he has been an integral part of ISKCON’s outreach, from conducting several walks across Canada to expanding the number of Canadian ISKCON centres to his welcoming and inclusive ecstatic kirtans. HH Bhaktimarga Swami continuously engages Hindu leaders in the community and imparts the benefits of the bhakti tradition as given by Srila Prabhupada through the parampara system. HH Bhaktimarga Swami also serves as GBC in Canada and is an initiating Guru.

Read more: https://iskconnews.org/bhaktimarga-swami-given-lifetime-achievement-award-by-canadian-hindu-chamber-of-commerce/

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