IYF (ISKCON Youth Forum) for Boys


The IYF (ISKCON Youth Forum) Ujjain is actively conducting preaching programs in colleges, hostels and rooms where students study and congregate. Locally, there are about 250 students regularly chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra. Apart from the colleges in Ujjain, IYF conducts regular programs in Indore, Bhopal, Sehore and other places also on a regular basis.

ncd camp2_1College preaching is one of the most effective and booming preachingdepartments in Ujjain. College preaching is conducted not only in Ujjain, but in various other cities like Indore, Bhopal, Kota, Gwalior, etc. as well. Programs are conducted in the colleges as well as outside college campuses for the students. The youth here in Madhya Pradesh respond very well to our preaching.

For the students who are interested in practicing Krishna consciousness seriously, we have our own hired hostels, which are located near the colleges, where the students can live and practice Krishna consciousness, while simultaneously pursuing their studies.

These centers are known as BACEs, named after BACE (Bhaktivedanta Academy for Culture and Education) in Pune. The BACE provides sumptuous Krishna prasadam as well as hygienic living conditions and facilities for study. There are hired cooks, generally devotees, who make the prasadam. Every BACE has morning program starting at 4:30 am in the morning up to 7:30 am. This includes recitation of the Sikshastaka prayers, chanting, Mangal Arati and a class on the Bhagavad Gita or Srimad Bhagavatam. After attending the morning program, the students have breakfast and go the college. In the evening, there is kirtan and programs are held in the weekends for the interested students who live outside the BACE. Thus, they get connected to the students living in the BACE and gradually they make progress in Krishna consciousness.

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We have about 10 BACEs, operating under ISKCON Ujjain. Apart from regular colleges, ISKCON Ujjain is actively preaching in many top notch engineering colleges including IIT Indore, MANIT Bhopal, SGSITS, Devi Ahilya University Indore, etc. The BACEs are located strategically where students generally prefer to live, and each BACE is managed by a devotee, generally a senior student living there, along with other senior students. The students do all the household cleaning, purchasing, accounting and other jobs, while simultaneously pursuing their studies and engaging in preaching Krishna consciousness.

There are 6 baces in Indore and 3 in Bhopal. Programs are being conducted regularly in the following colleges:

  1. IIT, Indore
  2. GEC, Ujjain
  3. MIT, Ujjain
  4. Vikram University, Ujjain
  5. SGSITS, Indore
  6. IET-DAVV, Indore
  7. Medicaps Institute of Technology, Indore
  8. IPS Academy, Indore
  9. MANIT, Bhopal
  10. SIRT, Bhopal
  11. TIT, Bhopal
  12. Corporate, Bhopal
  13. RKDF, Bhopal

Apart from the colleges, programs are conducted in hostels and other places too. Summer camps are conducted for college going students. The students stay in the temple for 2-3 days and get a first hand experience of temple life, with the morning program, kirtans, classes, sumptuous feasts and various services too. Students from other places like Indore and Bhopal stay in the temple for two or three days a month and get spiritually charged to engage in Krishna consciousness after they go back to their respective places. During festivals and other events, IYF students take a vital role in making the event a success – they do a variety of services including prasadam distribution, cleaning, queue management, kirtan and dance in the temple, book distribution and preaching. They also perform dramas and other shows to attract the newcomers to Krishna consciousness.

IYF Ujjain- HG HG Caitanya Carana Prabhu, HG Krishnarchana Prabhu, HG Sadhan Siddha Prabhu

IYF Indore – HG Ganganarayana Prabhu, HG Caitanya Carana Prabhu, HG Vrajendra Krishna Prabhu

IYF Bhopal – HG Rasananda Prabhu, HG Premavatar Prabhu, HG Dharmendra Krishna Prabhu

College preaching is one of the most effective and booming preaching departments in Ujjain. College preaching is conducted not only in Ujjain, but in various other cities like Indore, Bhopal, Kota, Gwalior, etc. as well. Programs are conducted in the colleges as well as outside college campuses for the students. The youth here in Madhya Pradesh respond very well to our preaching.

SFor the students who are interested in practicing Krishna consciousness seriously, we have our own hired hostels, which are located near the colleges, where the students can live and practice Krishna consciousness, while simultaneously pursuing their studies.

These centers are known as BACEs, named after BACE (Bhaktivedanta Academy for Culture and Education) in Pune. The BACE provides sumptuous Krishna prasadam as well as hygienic living conditions and facilities for study. There are hired cooks, generally devotees, who make the prasadam. Every BACE has morning program starting at 4:30 am in the morning up to 7:30 am. This includes recitation of the Sikshastaka prayers, chanting, Mangal Arati and a class on the Bhagavad Gita or Srimad Bhagavatam. After attending the morning program, the students have breakfast and go the college. In the evening, there is kirtan and programs are held in the weekends for the interested students who live outside the BACE. Thus, they get connected to the students living in the BACE and gradually they make progress in Krishna consciousness.

We have about 10 BACEs, operating under ISKCON Ujjain. Apart from regular colleges, ISKCON Ujjain is actively preaching in many top notch engineering colleges including IIT Indore, MANIT Bhopal, SGSITS, Devi Ahilya University Indore, etc. The BACEs are located strategically where students generally prefer to live, and each BACE is managed by a devotee, generally a senior student living there, along with other senior students. The students do all the household cleaning, purchasing, accounting and other jobs, while simultaneously pursuing their studies and engaging in preaching Krishna consciousness.

IYF (ISKCON Youth Forum) for Girls


ISKCON Youth Forum for Girls was started in 2007 by His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj in order to spread Krishna consciousness among the young girls.

Through the forum the girls are taught the principles of Vedic scriptures, especially Bhagwad Gita, and their application in their day to day life and to become free from stress and anxiety and attain ultimate peace and happiness. The effort here is toreinstate the knowledge of Vedas.

Vedas talk about the family life and individual problems and suggest simple solutions to them. This is to generate awareness among girls about the knowledge which is often rejected as unscientific and mythical. This knowledge is much in need today.

As a first leader Her Grace Radha Piyari Devi Dasi Mataji has trained the IYF Girls very affectionately as per the direction given by His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj. Now the girls are being protected and trained by His Grace Priyavrata Das Prabhuji as an in-charge and Her Grace Narma Radhika Devi Dasi Mataji as a leader of IYF Girls.

IYF organize and train girls in-

  • Jewellery making for deities
  • Cake decoration and Cookies painting for festivals
  • Culture and Etiquette to do the right thing at the right time in the right place
  • Spiritual Picnics to charming places
  • Music, Dance and Drama for those unforgettable moments
  • Lifestyle counselling to balance pressures from all corners
  • Personality and Character Development to stand out of the crowd

In ISKCON Youth Forum girls get chance to begin afresh and decipher the eternal wisdom of Lord Krishna’s instructions.

   For more info contact:
  HG Shyam Piyari Mataji