The Sankirtana devotees are very dear to Krishna. Because you are doing the field work of book distribution, Krishna has immediately recognized them as true servants. Just like during war time, a farm boy or ordinary clerk who goes to fight for his country on the front immediately becomes a national hero for his sincere effort. So Krishna immediately recognizes a preacher of Krishna Consciousness who takes all risk to deliver His message. - Srila Prabhupada [Letter to Uttamasloka, 11 December 1975]
10 of the temples dedicated devotees went out every day for book distribution during the December Book Marathon of 2012 and attended the Marathon festival at Bhaktivedanta Manor on Saturday 5 Jan 2013 to collect their prasad for their efforts. ISKCON Coventry came 5th in the top 10 temples of distributers in the UK.
On Sunday 6 Jan the scores were read out for the pleasure of our dear Lordships Sacinandana Nitaicand.
Devotees went on street sankirtan, home to home preaching & university preaching during the period.
A total of 637 books were distributed in December 2012 and laxmi of £4787 was raised.
428 Bhagavad Gitas, 1 Srimad Bhagvatam Set, 8 big books, 17 Medium books and 183 small books.
46 Home preaching programmes were done.
Photo above from Left ro Right ( Anuragi dd, Shradha dd, Pranava Das, Vidura Das (Vice President), Mahatma Das, HG Haridas Prabhu (Temple president), Gurusevak Das)
A big appreciation to all the devotees who have distributed books for the pleaaure of Srila Prabhupada the scores in detail as below are
1- HG Haridas prabhu (231 Bhagavad Gitas collected £2662)
2- Anuragi Devi Dasi (69 Bhagavad Gitas, 1 SB Set, 2 Big books, 2 small books collected £746)
3- Gurusevak Das (43 Bhagavad Gitas, 2 Big books, 1 Medium books collected £302)
4- Vidura Das (43Bhagavad Gitas, 1 Big book collected £435)
5- Mahatma Das (4 Bhagavad Gitas, 1 Big book, 15 Medium books, 180 small books collected £57.12)
6- Shradha Devi Dasi (11BG, 2 Big books, 1 Medium book collected £121)
7- Dasarath Das (10 Bhagavad Gitas collected £100)
8- Pranava Das (7 Bhagavad Gitas collected £70)
9- Visnu Murti Das (5 Bhagavad Gitas collected £50)
10- Shravan Kumar Das (2 Bhagavad Gitas, 1 Small Book collected £21)