Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
A meeting of H. H. Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj was arranged by me with Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, President of India, on the 20th August 2009 at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. A copy of Darshan Book was presented to Smt. Patil by H. H. Gopal Krishna Maharaj on the occasion. Maharaj gave his blessings to Smt. Patil with a garland and Maha Prasad of Sri Sri Radha Partrhasarathi. The President told Maharaj that she had visited ISKCON Temple at Juhu, Mumbai some time back and had darshan of Sri Sri Radha Rasbihari.
Maharaj explained to the President about the activities of ISKCON worldwide and how ISKCON contributes to the welfare of the humanity. The President expressed her pleasure and thanks for the wonderful work being done by ISKCON.
The President will be visiting Moscow during next month and Maharaj requested her to give permission to meet her by a group of Russian devotees during her visit and she gladly accepted the request.
Photographs taken during the meeting are attached for your perusal.
Your servant, Vrajendra Nandan Das Director, ISKCON National Communication, New Delhi