Cabinet Minister Agrees on Alternative Proposal 

Śrīmān Sachinandan prabhu flew to Delhi to meet Śrīmān Narayana Baba who is on first name speaking terms with many senior officials and ministers in Delhi and very influential in these matters.They met many ministers and finally met a senior Cabinet Minister and had very serious discussions with him about the Śrī Śrī Kṛṣṇa Balarāma Temple project and the NHAI’s demolishion of the front gate and walls, the prasadam shop, the book shop, the reception centre and the destruction of the spiritual monument of Śrīla Prabhupāda  where he stayed for 17 days in 1977.

 The Three Proposals

There were three proposals on the NHAI’s table for the Śrī Śrī Kṛṣṇa Balarāma Temple project:

  •  1. The original plan was to put an underground electric power main line through our temple grounds to go where Śrīla Prabhupāda’s bhajan-kutir was [now demolished] and then to go under the fountain which means they would have had to dig up [demolish] the fountain where the yearly boat festival is observed.
  • 2. They also had planned to put a big drainage line, underground, in between the lotus temple and Śrīla Gurudevas samadhi. [There was also talk of once that was done then they would put a service road there, in between the lotus temple and Śrīla Gurudevs samadhi.]
  • 3. Then next they had planned to break up to three stairs of the temple [reason as yet unknown].

Cabinet Minister Agrees on Alternative Proposal

After extensive talks with the Cabinet Minister he had agreed on an alternative proposal and he sent in writing these new proposals to the Orissa [Odisha] main roads authority in Bhubaneswar. The Cabinet Minister then advised Sachinandan prabhu to go back to Bhubaneswar and speak with the roads authority in Bhubaneswar so as the new proposals could take place.

Sachinandan Prabhu is Meeting NHAI

The new plan as proposed by Sachinandan prabhu and the Cabinet Minister in New Delhi is to have all works diverted around the main temple area and Sachinandan prabhu is asking for 20 feet so as to re-build Śrīla Prabhupāda’s bhajan-kutir and repair the damage that is already done. Sachinandan prabhu is meeting with the Orissa [Odisha] NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) in Bhubaneswar today.

Pray for a Favourable Outcome

It has been suggested to have a 24 hour kirtan and let us all pray so that this all may have a favourable outcome.

Many thanks to Śrīmān Narayana Baba and  Śrīmān Sachinandan prabhu for their concern, time and effort.

Sent in by Jagadish Pandit dasa

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