Names of the participants included Janmastami Dasa (USA), Navina Krishna Dasa, Prana Dasa (New Zealand), Rama Giridhari Dasa (India), Rasamandala Dasa, Srutidharma Dasa and Yadunandana Swami.
Leading representatives of Avanti Trust, Goloka Education, Bhaktivedanta College (Radhadesh, Belgium), Bhaktivedanta Manor, ISKCON Ministry of Educational Development and ISKCON Executive Secretary Office met at the Krishna Avanti School in Harrow and Bhaktivedanta Manor with the purpose of discussing how to create synergy among their respective educational initiatives. The meetings were rewarding in many respects. Bhaktivedanta College and Avanti Trust, for example, discussed to expand their partnership by committing to offer higher education courses in the UK with the aim of qualifying teachers. Goloka Education agreed to provide educational resources to the Avanti schools, according to the schools’ curriculum needs.
Other areas of cooperation that were discussed include placement of Bhaktivedanta College graduates, a vision for future cooperation and educational development, and how to better serve the educational needs of the ISKCON community worldwide, with special focus on the younger generation, as well as how to make the UK a centre of excellence for education.