Pada Seva Team Members

HG Vallabh Chaitanya Das

HG Vallabh Chaitanya Das

He did his BComm. degree from Calcutta University and is also qualified as a Chartered accountant (CA) inter. After working in La Opala as an accountant, he came in contact with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), in the year 1998. 

After that, he joined as a full-time preacher to spread the message of Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam. He has served in ISKCON Kolkata in various departments such as kitchen, deity department and having a skill of good events management, he has organized festivals such as Rath Yatra, Janmashtami, Gaur Purnima, Ram Katha, Camps such as youth camps, householder’s camps, children’s camps, etc. He has also served as a youth preacher a conducted various seminars in various colleges like Calcutta Medical College, Calcutta National Medical College, Jadavpur university 1st and 2nd campus, Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur, Kolaghat Engineering College, on topics such as: Art of harnessing mind power, Overcoming bad habits, Time management seminars, Overcoming stress, anger, and  depression

He was one of the CSV (Council of spiritual visionary) members of ISKCON Kolkata,  CDC (Congregation Development Committee) Chairman of ISKCON Kolkata,  leading a Bhakti Vriksha in ISKCON Kolkata.

Currently,
1. He is vice president of ISKCON Dumdum
2. He is a member of the IKCC (ISKCON Kolkata communication committee)
3. He is also a member of EIDC (Eastern India division council)
4. He is taking various programs for householders such as Discover your self, Positive thinker course, Self Manager, Bhagavad Gita
5. He also counsels young misguided youths to build character and integrity and to choose the right path towards morality and conduct.

 

HG Kanai Natasala Das

HGKanainatashalaDas

After finishing his schooling in Hyderabad, he pursued his higher studies at IIT Roorkee. He was placed in Johnson & Johnson company in Mumbai. It was there in Mumbai where he got introduced to Krishna Consciousness. After serving in FIITJEE, a reputed coaching institute in Kolkata, as a faculty for three years, he decided to join the temple full time in order to dedicate his life to the mission. Having a good understanding of powerful scriptures like Srimad Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam, he shares the in-depth philosophy and applications through practical examples.

He has actively helped in many activities like -
1. Preaching the science of Bhagavad Gita
2. Book distribution
3. Serving as pujari in festivals like Janmashtami, Rathyatra, Ramnavami etc.
4. Core member of ISKCON Dumdum Yatra Commitee
5. An active member of ISKCON Dumdum CDC (Congregation Development Committee)

He is a Bhakti Shastri degree holder, which is an authorized degree course in ISKCON on 4 scriptures, Bhagavad-gita, Nectar of Devotion, Nectar of Instruction and Ishopanishad. This can be compared to a Graduation Certificate.

 

HG Chaitanya Madhav Das

HGChaitanya Madhav Das

He pursued his B. Tech degree from KIT, Kalinga Institute of Technology, at Bhubaneshwar and got connected with ISKCON. He used to visit ISKCON Bhubaneshwar. Later he got a job at TCS Kolkata. After coming to Kolkata, he came in contact with Bhagavad-gita classes conducted by ISKCON Kolkata. Later he decided to serve full-time in the mission of Srila Prabhupada as a monk. He joined ISKCON Kolkata Brahmachari Ashram in 2012.

Since then, he has actively helped in many activities like -
1. Managing Rathyatra Kitchen (everyday feeding khichadi to 25,000+ visitors, for 9 days of the festival)
2. Preaching the science of Bhagavad Gita, since 2014 till now.
3. Managing children summer camps
4. Managing Book distribution
5. Conducting festivals like Janmashtami, Rathyatra, Ramnavami etc.
6. Core member of ISKCON Dumdum Yatra Commitee
7. Chairman of ISKCON Dumdum CDC (Congregation Development Committee)

He is a Bhakti Shastri degree holder, which is an authorized degree course in ISKCON on 4 scriptures, Bhagavad-gita, Nectar of Devotion, Nectar of Instruction and Ishopanishad. This can be compared to a Graduation Certificate.

 

HG Sadashiv Sitanath Das

HG Sadashiva Sitanath Das

Prabhuji pursued his B. Tech degree in IT (2005), M-Tech in CSE(2008), MBA in IT & Systems(2015). He has over 15 years of experience in IT industry. He has worked in various Multi-National Companies and currently, he is in HCL Technologies Ltd as a Project Manager.

Not only is he having strong material qualifications, but he is also equally strong in Spiritual Qualifications. He is practicing devotional life since 2010. He was awarded Hari Naam Diksha on May 2015 and Brahmin Diksha on Sep 2017. 

Earlier he has served ISKCON Melbourne,  Sydney temples.

Currently actively engaged with ISKCON Dum Dum in various services, 

1. Core Member of ISKCON Dumdum CDC (Congregation Development Committee)
2. Core Member of ISKCON Dumdum Festival Committee 

3. Preaching the devotional science of Srimad Bhagavad Gita

4. Cooks prasad during festivals in ISKCON Dumdum


 

Vinod Chopra & Sangeeta Chopra

Vinod Chopra Sangeeta Chopra

Vinod Chopra, a General Manager in a private organization and Sangeeta Chopra, did her studies in psychology and currently, a homemaker, has been married for 29 years now.

Both are making a very sincere contribution to ISKCON Dumdum by their humble services which include:

1. Chairman of ISKCON Dumdum Festival Committee
2. Active member of ISKCON Dumdum Congregation Development Committee
3. Active member of ISKCON Dumdum Yatra Committee
4. Managing and Coordinating Temple Diety services
5. Facilitation of congregational devotees
6. Personally cooking and serving prasad for classes, senior devotees and various festivals

They have very nicely inculcated the devotional nature in their children, Vitasha and Kritik, and this makes their home spiritually vibrant

 

Jaideep Mukherjee & Rusha Mukherjee

Jaideep and Rusha Mukherjee

Jaideep and Rusha are a married couple.
Jaideep pursued his MTech from BITS Pilani and is currently working in IT Industry. He is connected with ISKCON since 2006.

Rusha did her graduation in Genetics and MBA in human resources. She has served in various MNCs like Infosys, Capgemini, etc.
She came in touch with ISKCON in 2005 and used to also attend Bhagavad Gita discourses in ISKCON Zurich.

Finally, they started practicing Krishna Consciousness seriously in 2014 by joining spiritual classes conducted by ISKCON.

Currently, they are trying to serve Srila Prabhupada by
1. Preaches the spiritual science of Bhagavad Gita,
2. Presents spiritual seminars to youth such as Nityanand Sabha,
3. Spreads Krishna Consciousness through spiritual articles,
4. An active member of ISKCON Dumdum CDC (Congregation Development Committee)
5. An active member of ISKCON Dumdum Festival Committee
6. An active member of ISKCON Dumdum Yatra Committee

 

Click the link to view their posts: 
https://padaseva.in/author/jaideep-and-rusha/

Sabita Biswas

Sabita Biswas

She is a post-graduate doctor by profession, qualified from PGIMER Chandigarh, presently settled in Kolkata and working in a corporate hospital. Her neighbor’s house was then rented by the ISKCON youth devotees. A senior devotee from ISKCON happened to visit her home and that was how she got to know about ISKCON classes. After connecting with ISKCON, she does feel more positive in life and in general more content. She says, "initially I wondered whether I would be able to take time out for this activity but somehow I have been able to manage, despite having long working hours. I would like to contribute in whichever way is possible."

She joined ISKCON's spiritual classes in 2016 and started practicing Krishna Consciousness to the best of her capacity. Mataji is a very strong and determined devotee. In spite of her hectic and challenging work hours, she maintains her home & family perfectly and still manages to find out enough time for her sadhana and seva. She tries to engage her free time in either attaining various Krishna Conscious discourses or reading scriptures or gets involved in serving the mission of Srila Prabhupada. Even though she is engaged in multiple services of Prabhupada, she is extremely humble, submissive and tries to maintain a very low profile.

She is an inspiration to many devotees, who knows her.

 

Click the link to view her posts: 
https://padaseva.in/author/sabita-biswas/

Debasish Biswas

DebasishBiswas

He is pursuing his studies in Botany (Honors).

He is practicing Krishna Consciousness since June 2019. He is a regular and sincere student of Bhagavad Gita classes conducted by ISKCON in Salt Lake Kolkata. He chants the Hare Krishna Mahamatra regularly and has felt positive changes in his character. He says his temper and mind seem to be more under control than earlier.

He recollects he was taken to Sri Dham Mayapur by his relatives. There he was amazed to see the devotees serving and practicing Krishna Consciousness, irrespective of their nationality or gender. It was as if everyone was tied with a single garland of Krishna. He was so inspired that he searched the nearest ISKCON center at his place, and this is how he came in touch ISKCON Dumdum congregation where he joined and started practicing his devotion. 

He is currently rendering the following services to ISKCON-
1. Facilitates his preachers by doing follow-up seva and facilitations
2. Serves Festival Committee during various festivals
3. Serves Yatra Committee during dham - yatra
4. Preaches Krishna Consciousness through his sketches

 

Click the link to view her posts: 
https://padaseva.in/author/debasish-biswas/

Tamoghna Mandol

TamoghnaMandal

He is a professor in fashion design, with more than 17 years of solid and successful teaching experience. He has been inclined towards spirituality since a very early age. He got connected to ISKCON in 2018 and since then he has been taking up Krishna Consciousness with full enthusiasm and sincerity. He says "complete engagement to Krishna consciousness has started after the demise of my mother when I realized that there is something beyond the elements of the body."

He is having a 5-year-old son, Apromeya. He is very carefully nurturing his son with proper consciousness so that he can grow up to be a devotee and a gentleman.

He is currently rendering the following services to ISKCON-
1. Performs sandhya arti in the temple
2. Serves Festival Committee during various festivals
3. Serves Yatra Committee during dham - yatra
4. Preaches Krishna Consciousness through drawings

 

Click the link to view her posts: 
https://padaseva.in/author/tamoghna-mandal/

Aparna Das

Aparna Das

She is a school teacher by profession presently settled in Kolkata. She has been connected with ISKCON since 2016. She attended a summer camp organized by ISKCON Kolkata and got connected since then. After connecting with ISKCON and regularly attending Bhagavad Gita classes, she does feel more positive in life and in general more satisfied and genuinely happy. She is a mother of two bright daughters, Sampurna Das and Subhanita Das. She is trying to groom both her daughters as a sincere devotee by nourishing them with Krishna Consciousness from a very early age.

She is currently rendering the following services to ISKCON-
1. Serves Festival Committee during various festivals
2. Preaches Krishna Consciousness through articles

 

Click the link to view her posts: 
https://padaseva.in/author/aparna-das/

Tamanna Giri

Tamanna Giri

She joined Srimad Bhagavad Gita classes in July 2020. She is currently studying in 12th standard. She is very humble and obedient devotee, trying to practice Krishna Consciousness very sincerely.


She is currently rendering the following services to ISKCON-
1. Performs kirtan on PadaSeva Youtube Channel
2. Editor of Pada Seva Facebook Page

 

Click the link to view her posts: 
https://padaseva.in/author/tamanna-giri/

Sampurna Das

Sampurna Das

She is daughter of Subhashish Das & Aparna Das, is 11years of age and in 6th standard of Sri Aurobindo Institute of Education. She came into Krishna Consciousness when she was 8 years old. Since day one, she had shown immense interest in attending spiritual classes designed for children. She is an extremely dedicated, sincere and talented devotee. She very easily recites and memorizes Bhagavad Gita slokas. Apart from regularly chanting Hare Krishna Mahamantra, she helps her mother in deity services, by picking flowers and assisting in decoration, offering bhoga to the lord. As a hobby, she likes to listen to bhajans, she also likes singing and drawing.

She is currently rendering the following services to ISKCON-
1. Serves Festival Committee during various festivals
2. Preaches Krishna Consciousness through her drawings

 

Click the link to view her posts: 
https://padaseva.in/author/sampurna-das/

Saheli Chakraborty

SaheliChakraborty

She is currently studying in 1st Year (BA Genral). She joined Srimad Bhagavad Gita classes in November 2020 and is taking up Krishna Consciousness very seriously.

She is currently rendering the following services to ISKCON-
1. Preaches Krishna Consciousness through drawing

 

Click the link to view her posts: 
https://padaseva.in/author/saheli-chakraborty/

Bishakha Shaw

BishakhaShaw

She is currently working in Vedantu Innovations Pvt Ltd as Physics Subject Matter Expert. She has started Krishna Consciousness in 2019 and is practicing it very sincerly.

She is currently rendering the following services to ISKCON-
1. Preaches Krishna Consciousness through drawing

 

Click the link to view her posts: 
https://padaseva.in/author/bishakha-shaw/

Deblina Chatterjee

Deblina Chatterjee

After finished her schooling at Kendriya Vidyalaya in Kolkata in 2005, she pursued BCA (2008) from WBUT followed by MCA (2012) from WBUT. After post-graduation, she joined a college as a part-time lecturer. Since March 2014 she is now working in Cognizant. She has done a certificate course on - 'Basic Skills of non Clinical Counselling and Advancement of well-being'. Her hobbies are Singing, Doing creative works, Collecting quotes, teaching, listening to motivational videos, and attending seminars/webinars on psychological topics. She loves to serve in NGOs and is personally involved with 2 NGOs.

She recollects "I used to visit ISKCON temple from childhood. I loved the peaceful environment. Once I visited ISKCON Mayapur. That trip was conducted by HG Vallabh Chaitanya Das Prabhuji. I started reading Bhagavad Gita, but was not able to understand it properly. Then I heard about the online Gita classes conducted by ISKCON Dum Dum and decided to attend the classes. Thus, I came in contact with Krishna Consciousness in July 2020 and trying to follow it sincerely."

She is currently rendering the following services to ISKCON-
1. Preaching Krishna Consciousness through Krishna Conscious Articles

 

Click the link to view her posts: 
https://padaseva.in/author/deblina-chatterjee/

Krisha Kedia

KrishaKedia

Krisha Kedia, daughter of Vivek Kedia and Kusum Kedia, is a very sweet devotee, currently in 7th Standard. She has a younger sister, Vrinda Kedia. She came in touch with ISKCON at the age of 4 years and since then she has been very sincerely taking onto Krishna Consciousness. She regularly chants Hare Krishna Maha Mantra, without fail. She loves drawing, dancing and singing. .

She is currently rendering the following services to ISKCON-
1. Preaches Krishna Consciousness through drawing

 

Click the link to view her posts: 
https://padaseva.in/author/krisha-kedia/

Apromeya Mandal

Apromeya Mandal

Apromeya Mandal, son of Tamoghna Mandal, is 8 years of age, studying in the 3rd standard of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. 


He loves Krishna very much and loves to dress like Him. His favorite story is Krishna's fight with Bakasur and Kamsa. He has got a small Krishna deity from Sri Jagannath Puri and always loves to keep him in his company. 

Every day he honors prasadam by chanting Hare Krishna Maha Mantra. He loves drawing and painting. Like other kids of his age, he loves to play many outdoor games.


He is following the principals of Krishna Consciouness since an early age of 6. He assists his parents in diety services, loves to sing kirtan. His favorite is Narasimha Aarti



He is currently rendering the following services to ISKCON-
1. Preaches Krishna Consciousness through drawing

 

Click the link to view his posts: 
https://padaseva.in/author/apromeya-mandal/

Avik Sengupta

Avik Sengupta

Prabhuji is currently working in TCS. He has started Krishna Consciousness in 2020 and is practicing it very sincerely. Currently, he is chanting 16 rounds and actively pursuing the science of Bhagavad Gita.

He is currently rendering the following services to ISKCON-
1. Serves Festival Committee during various festivals 
2. Serves PadaSeva Facebook Page

 

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