Those who are trying their best to keep intact the flow of service to Sri Mayapur will be considered the benefactors of the future world of Vaishnavas..
Bhaktivinoda Thakur from Sajjana-Toshani 12/1
We hope to catch up with our financial reportsy. We are just super busy right now with an upgrade coming.
Besides reaching 3 million homes in West Bengal on the strength of your (MayapurTV viewer) funding, we have just added a further 2 million thanks to a satellite company called Airtel taking the broadcast on. This has taken a lot of time, and we are still setting up a server for them, among other things. We also have to get a lot of new equipment to make the broadcast a credit to Srila Prabhupada - we realise the audio especially needs work and investment.
MayapurTV viewers are funding the MayapurTV Division in Sri Dham Mayapur, and we never forget our responsibility to spend your money and our time wisely. As such, we made a little extra effort and in a week will release the first ever Bengali language ISKCON website. This will bring MayapurTV to many more viewers in West Bengal as well as provide them with translated videos of Srila Prabhupada and articles in Bengali - this is the achievement of MayapurTV donors who fund the maintenance of nine devotee staff-members. Please take a preview at www.iskconbangla.com
And in the year to come we will try to make the quality of the broadcast suitable for the millions of new viewers your continued support has enabled us to reach.
Thank you and Hare Krishna.
Your idea for utilizing video tape recording systems to broadcast our activities is very nice. It will be very good if you can convince the television stations to carry our program on a regular basis and this equipment if it can be used for this purpose will be very useful. So discuss this matter with the GBC how it can be practically implemented.
Srila Prabhupada letter - 5th January, 1972