Gauranga Das, a graduate from IIT Bombay, is a mindful meditation expert, sustainability and climate warrior, as well as a social welfare catalyst. A member of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission, he is actively involved in enhancing leadership effectiveness and governance of temples and communities globally.
Gauranga Das is director of ISKCON’s Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV), founded by Radhanath Swami Maharaj. The GEV has won several awards, including United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Award in 2017. He has enabled GEV’s accreditation to multiple United Nation bodies like UNEP, UNCCD, ECOSOC and CBD. On behalf of ISKCON, he is UNEP’s Faith for Earth Counsellor.
He sits on the board of the Govardhan School of Public Leadership, which prepares students for the civil services exam. He is also the administrative director of Bhaktivedanta Research Centre (BRC), which creates libraries of Vedic literatures and manuscripts. It also facilitates MA and PhD programmes in philosophy. He is has also authored two National bestseller books, viz. ‘Art of Resilience’ and ‘Art of Focus.’
Owing to his expertise of presenting Vedic Knowledge in a contemporary and enticing way, he has spoken in TEDx events and corporates like Intel, Salesforce, Google etc. He inaugurated the Govardhan Annakshetra program at the Govardhan Ecovillage with an intention to distribute free sanctified food amongst the pilgrims and villagers in Palghar district.