To train up the students properly in active preaching, to practice Krsna Consciousness, Jagrata Chhatra Samaj was started.
Over the years various devotees became involved in different aspects of school preaching.The goals to be achieved are to organize systematic program for students in schools and colleges (local and also around), to have discourses on Bhagavad gita and other basic philosophy based on Srila Prabhupada’s books and to finally make them strong Krishna conscious devotees. In spite of various problems, the department is still working hard to achieve their goals and preach to the students and make them into intelligent preachers.
Each student group meets for one and a half hours weekly either in the school or in any student’s house. First they chant Hare Krsna Maha Mantra, recite mangalacharana and one sloka from Bhagavad-gita. Next they read from Jagrata Chetana (text books with 100 basic spiritual questions and answers) that has been published for them. Our devotees who organize the program ask different questions from the books and also discuss about particular topics related to ISKCON and Srila Prabhupada and give a task for next week. Students also speak about their realizations of the day. They chant one round of Hare Krsna Maha Mantra again and the program ends with prasadam.
Every year an annual Student Conference is held. For the benefit of the Society, seminars, local pandal programs with parikrama, class, drama and video-show in different areas are organized by student groups regularly.