Sri Madhu Pandit Dasa was born in 1956 in Nagercoil, India. A passionate student of science during his pre-degree days, he was selected by the National Talent Search Program. He is a distinguished alumnus of the prestigious IIT-Bombay. Having found the path that answered his deep quest for the Absolute Truth, right after his days at IIT-Bombay, Madhu Pandit Dasa dedicated his life to serving the mission of Srila Prabhupada, Founder-Acharya of the Worldwide Hare Krishna Movement.
Sri Madhu Pandit Dasa has demonstrated his ability to build organisations of excellence and is appreciated for his selfless service to society in spiritual, cultural and humanitarian spheres.
He has worked tirelessly to propagate Indian spirituality, culture and heritage among children and youth for their holistic well-being. He has developed innovative ideas in presenting the ancient cultural ethos of India. He has been invited to various national and international forums and platforms to share his thoughts and experiences.
As a humanitarian leader, he has been instrumental in conceiving and implementing many social initiatives like The Akshaya Patra Foundation that impact millions of people in India and gives them a better quality of life. Under his visionary guidance, the Akshaya Patra movement has become a globally admired public-private partnership in the development sector. He has personally directed the organisation to undertake massive food assistance initiatives during emergencies in various parts of our country and overseas.
Madhu Pandit Dasa firmly believes that the children of our country, especially rural India, have vast potential and innumerable talents. It is essential to nurture their natural inclinations and provide holistic education to prepare them to secure a better future for themselves, their family and the community. His conviction is the basis of endeavours such as the Great India Talent Foundation to uphold children’s Right to Education and Right to Food and the National Endeavour for Student Transformation (NEST), which comprises a school rejuvenation project, mentorship initiative and a scholarship programme.
He provides leadership for Srila Prabhupada’s Hare Krishna Movement (HKM) group or the ISKCON Bangalore group of temples. He has also devoted his exceptional talent and academic training in civil engineering to conceptualising the magnificent Hare Krishna Movement’s temples and cultural complexes.
His outstanding work of eminence has been a shining example of sacrifice, dedication and commitment. His stellar contributions have been appreciated through prestigious awards and accolades like the Padma Shri, Honorary Doctorate Award by Bangalore University and Poornima University, Jaipur and Distinguished Alumnus Award by IIT Mumbai.
Under Sri Madhu Pandit Dasa’s guidance, the ISKCON Bangalore group of temples all over the world have been providing spiritual knowledge and guidance to society at large. They are solely based on the teachings of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acharya of ISKCON.
Sri Madhu Pandit Dasa’s spiritual discourses on the Vedic scriptures, like the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam, have benefitted and inspired thousands of people towards spiritual life. He has initiated the Soulful Japa series, through which he explains the importance of chanting the holy names of Lord Krishna – the Yuga Dharma for this age. These enlivening sessions have created awareness among people about the simple yet sublime process of attaining God.
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