By Tattvavit Das 

The four-day ISKCON Communications conference held at Radhadesh on May 25–28 was the thirtieth conference organized by ISKCON Communications Europe (ICE). The first day was dedicated to this anniversary. 

Mahaprabhu Dasa, ICE’s current director, invited Mukunda Goswami, the original director of ISKCON Communications worldwide, to open the conference by video. 

Mukunda Goswami spoke from Australia, telling sixty participants how he rescued a Los Angeles devotee abducted by her parents and deprogrammers. He filed a police report, and then talked to a Los Angeles Times reporter. When she escaped, she put herself in the custody of policemen, who reunited her with the ISKCON temple by helicopter from their police station in another city. Eventually, she sued her parents for seventeen thousand dollars. Mukunda Goswami’s first major international media success was lining up excellent news coverage of the opening of the ISKCON temple in Juhu Beach, Mumbai, in January 1978. 

Then Shaunaka Rishi Dasa from Ireland and Anuttama Dasa from the USA spoke in person about Mukunda Goswami’s recruiting them into ISKCON Communications. 

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