Mumbai: The Govardhan Eco Village of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at Wada taluka near here, has received an award instituted by Water Digest, a news portal on water management.
The Goverdhan eco village received the award last week in the “Best Water NGO-Water Education” category, an ISKCON release said here today.
To commemorate the ‘World Water Day 2017’, Water Digest, in association with UNESCO, Ministry of Water Resources & ASSOCHAM, had recently announced the 11th Water Digest Water Awards which are given annually to organisations, industry members and NGOs.
The award was presented on March 22 in New Delhi to Vrajendra Nandan Prachu, ISKCON India Communications Head, the release said adding that a galaxy of personalities from different walks of life attended the function.
Water Digest Awards are India’s most illustrious platforms to honor and appreciate outstanding and exceptional environmental initiatives and achievements. The awards were conceived with a vision to awaken the Eco-consciousness in Indian industries and the society.
In the past, the awards have been conferred upon organizations like ITC Ltd, NHPC, Grundfos, Pepsico, Hindustan Unilever, Philips, ITT, Ion Exchange, Pentair and Essar Steel.
The awards are judged by an eminent jury panel comprising members from IIT, TERI, & UNESCO.
Spiritual leader of ISKCON, Radhanath Swami Maharaj, the founder of Govardhan Eco Village, said the village is a farm community and retreat centre spread over a scenic landscape of 100 acres at Wada, located 110 kms North of Mumbai.
Since its inception in 2003, the Village has made steady progress in Organic farming, Cow protection, Rural Education, Rural development, Alternative energy, Eco friendly constructions and Sustainable living, he said.
The village illustrates ‘Simple Living and High Thinking’ – a principle which is so succinct, yet profound, and formed the basis of life in the bygone age of wisdom, the spiritual leader added.