Schoolgirl eating

Midday Meal


Midday Meal is a Government of Maharashtra program to provide meals to under-privileged school children. Education is needed for a better future, but hunger—an immediate need—forces a young child away from school. Midday meal provides 200,000 meals every day throughout India, resulting in dramatic increases in school attendance.

Boys studying

Lady Northcote Hindu Orphanage


Lady Northcote Hindu Orphanage fell under the care of Radhanath Swami in 1987. Today the orphanage is home to 46 boys from underprivileged backgrounds. To provide the children with more spacious surroundings, the orphanage was shifted from the city to Govardhan Ecovillage in 2004.

Old Lady with palms folded

Barsana Eye Camp


Every year since 1992, Bhaktivedanta Hospital has organized a free cataract surgery camp for the villagers of the Barsana area in North India. To date, over 33,000 patients have been screened and 4,000 free operations performed.

Radhanath Swamiat Stoka Krishna Prabhu's bedside

Vrindavan Hospice


Vrindavan Hospice is designed to give care to people in the final stages of a terminal illness. Employing the holistic approach, its foremost objective is to allay the pain, distress and fear encountered by ailing individuals.