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Asish receives British Empire Medal at Tower
Asish will be awarded ''BEM''
British Empire Medal. (More details about BAM in Wikipedia) for
his services to the homeless and the needy. The ceremony will be at
Buckingham palace and could be awarded by the Queen or any other member of the
Royal family, most likely at a garden party at the palace. The exact date and
details will be received later.
Soni serves kitchari to hungry Londoners from the Hare Krishna Food For Life
answers he had been looking for.
Ashish was initiated in 2007, and given a baptism name: Acyuta Charan Das.
Prabhupada, in the 70s, after he saw poor children fighting with dogs over scraps of food in the street during his time in India. His vision was that anyone within a 10-mile radius of a Hare Krishna temple
should not go hungry, so he sent his devotees out to feed the needy.
- by satisfying your hunger with nutritious food - but also brings you spiritual benefit. It's a worldwide project, with volunteers distributing food in cities everywhere.
In need of more volunteers
Kitchari is made with rice, lentils, veg and lots of spices. The beauty of kitchari - which means "mixture" - is that any leftover veg can be added. So the chefs use whatever they have to hand and it's different
every day. They also make a wholemeal cake with fruit.
they load the temple van up with the food and drink, recyclable plates and cutlery and a table, and set out for Lincoln's Inn Fields, just outside Holborn station. They give out 200-250 plates every day.
The food is made entirely with produce donated to the temple, and sometimes we receive other things too - the other day CoYo donated 12 crates of their vegan coconut yoghurt, which we distributed alongside
the prashad. One of the people who came said that her personal trainer had been telling her to eat CoYo, and she'd been buying pots of it for Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â¯Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â¿Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â½3 a pop Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â¯Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â¿Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â½ The homeless guys were loving it, filling up their bags.
for the social interaction. The other day they had to get in the van at the end of the night and tell this one poor chap that we needed to leave - he just wanted to keep talking.
I'd eaten the last plate and wanted food, and I felt so bad that now I don't eat or drink anything in case someone comes at the last minute.
If you wish to be a volunteer, please contact Ashish at firstname.lastname@example.org