Skill Development Centre
ISKCON Medchal recently established the Bhaktivedanta Centre for Skill Development (BCSD) as a part of its rural development programme to help promote social entrepreneurship in the economically weaker sections and at the grassroot levels.
This skill development centre caters to the residents of Medchal, Dabilpur, Toopran and the surrounding villages and aims to create confident individuals who are skilled to handle self-employment as well are tertiary level employers.
Computer Training Centre
In phase one, BCSD has started computer training classes with the support of the Vedanta Foundation. With ten high-end computers and trained staff, the centre is offering free training (spanning from one month to three months) to the residents of villages in and around Medchal in the areas of MS Office, Tally, DTP and Accounting (basics).
At the successful completion of the course, the students are given a certificate from the Vedanta Foundation to help them in their future job prospects.
Natural farming has been one of the key pillars of ISKCON Medchal, Hyderabad. While the modern society grapples with myriad challenges with regards to food quality and safety, India’s age-old wisdom on agricultural practices offers us a solution.
The Vedic system teaches that the food we eat is directly connected with our physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Thus, literally meaning ‘you are what you eat’.
Srila Prabhupada (founder-acharya of ISKCON) always emphasized the need for ‘simple living, high thinking’ so that the human society can live a simple life reduce the complexities of the present day and lead a more peaceful life.
ISKCON Medchal has strived over the years to practically demonstrate this principle for the benefit of all. Extensive farming is carried out in the project using the traditional methods of engaging the bull in the fields and using non-chemical components such as Jeevamrutam and natural pesticides for growing crops.
Today, the community produces several essential edibles in its land such as:
2. Vegetables – Tomato, Cabbage, Brinjal, Bitter Gourd, Bottle Gourd, Potatoes, Chilies.
3. Fruits – Papaya, Mango, and Guava.
If you would like to help in spreading the principle of self-sustenance in any way – providing your skills, time or donation, please get in touch with us.
ISKCON has been tending to the spiritual needs of Prison inmates all over the world for over 30 years. A widely appreciated program by the Prison officials and the inmates, this program has helped transform the lives of many individuals. The ISKCON Prison Programs offer several services:
1. Spiritual counseling and guidance.
2. The Art of Mind control seminars
3. Providing literatures which teach about living a holistic life.
4. Japa Meditation.
ISKCON in India has been continuing these programs in several prisons all over India, some of the notable ones being:
Tihar Jail – New Delhi
Central Jail – Indore
Naini Central Prison – Allahabad
Central Jail – Ludhiana