next day Vasudev Prabhu put on his colonel uniform and went
to see his friend from the citys administration for support.
Then he came to the Medical Academy to settle the situation.
At this time the Indian students in the dean's office wrote
an explanatory note. Please, permit us to chant the
Holy Name, they added in the end.
is it that 200 students have signed your petition, but only
you five have come? the dean asked. The
students, undeterred, replied, Those who are the most
interested came, but if you want, tomorrow all these 200 students
will be here near the door of your office.
conversation with Vasudev Prabhu really relieved the situation.
The dean permitted to the Indian students to participate in
Harinam Sankirttan, but, in view of certain reasons, with a
condition that it will be outside of the Academys territory.
So we were compelled to search for another place.
"Param Vijayate Sri Krishna Sankirttanam"
So, we had to search for a new place for chanting Harinam: quiet,
cosy but crowded... and we found it the embankment of
the River Dnieper, in the center of the city. And since that
time devotees chant the Holy Names here daily, except on Sundays,
despite work, employment or whims of any nature. On Sundays
we attend Shyam Gopal Prabhus farm and chant there.