International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) adopted Govardhan Eco Village has received the 11th Water Digest Water Awards under the category “Best Water NGO-Water Education” in New Delhi.
- The award was instituted by Water Digest, a news portal on water management.
- The award was presented on the behalf of ‘World Water Day 2017’ which is celebrated on 22nd March every year.
- The associated members of this award are United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Ministry of Water Resources and Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
About Water Digest Awards
- Water Digest Awards are started in the year 2006.
- Water Digest Awards are provided to the India’s most illustrious industries to honor and appreciate the outstanding and exceptional environmental initiatives.
- This award is sponsored by UNESCO and Central Ground Water Board.
- The previous awards are presented to organizations like ITC Ltd, NHPC, Grundfos, Pepsico, Hindustan Unilever, Philips, ITT, Ion Exchange, Pentair and Essar Steel.
- The jury panel comprising members from Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), & UNESCO.
About Govardhan eco village
- Govardhan eco village is located in Thane district, Maharashtra.
- The village was founded by Radhanath Swami Maharaj.
- It has several small-scale communities with minimal ecological impact or regenerative impacts as an alternative.
- It works for the welfare of the countries natural benefits.
About International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)
International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) was founded on 13 July 1966 in New York City by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
- It is headquartered in Mayapur, West Bengal.
- ISKCON is created to spread the practice of bhakti yoga.
- Now, ISKCON has worldwide confederation of more than 550 centers, including 60 farm communities, some aiming for self-sufficiency, 50 schools and 90 restaurants.