Dr. Amit Kapoor had the privilege of being the Master of Ceremony for the East West Cultural Festival organised by ISCKON celebrating the life of Srila Prabhupada. Hon’ble Vice President of India was the Chief Guest for the event and Dr. Bibek Debroy as the Guest of honour. The event was held at Siri Fort auditorium on November 12, 2017. The detailed agenda is as below:


1751 hrs Kirtan stops just before the arrival of the Hon’ble VPI
1755 hrs Arrival of the Hon’ble Vice President of India

·      Shri Bibek Debroy, Member, NITI Aayog
·      Shri Gopal Krishna Goswami, Chairman – ISKCON Bureau
·      Shri Yudhistir Govinda Das

Meet & Greet dignitaries seated in the front row and thereafter escorted to the Dais

1801 hrs National Anthem
1802 hrs Svasti Vachan – Mantra invocation
Lighting of the lamp by the Hon’ble Vice President of India
1805 hrs Welcome speech by His Holiness Gopal Krishna Maharaj Ji,
Chairman – ISKCON Bureau and Governing Body Commissioner
1808 hrs Speech by His Holiness Sivarama Maharaj
Governing Body Commissioner of ISKCON
1812 hrs Speech by Shri Bibek Debory, Member, NITI Aayog
1820 hrs Address by Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India
1840 hrs Presentation of  Memento to the dignitaries
Felicitation of  VPI and Bibek Debory by Shri Vineet Kumar Gupta
Followed by presenting a token of appreciation to VPI and Shri Bibek Debroy by Shri Virender AgarwalFollowed by presenting of ISKCON Darshan Book by HH Gopal Krishna Maharaj to VPI and Shri Bibek Debroy
1845 hrs Vote of  Thanks by the Sri Yadubara Prabhu
1849 hrs National Anthem
1850 hrs Departure of the Hon’ble Vice President of India
1852 hrs Introduction of the Sharad Raas dance by Smt. Vishaka Dasi
1854 hrs Dance Presentation
1900 hrs Call on Shri Mohan Rupa Prabhu (Temple President of ISKCON Sant Nagar) for Presenting gifts to

Shri Vineet Kumar Gupta – Chairman of Lohia Group
Shri Virender Agarwal – CMD of Prayag

1902 hrs Thank you speech by Shri Mohan Rupa Prabhu (Temple President of ISKCON Sant Nagar)
1905 hrs Introduction of the film Hare Krishna! by the Director Shri Yadubara Prabhu a.k.a John Griesser
1915 hrs Screening of the movie


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