Zagreb and Lepoglava, Croatia--July/August 2012

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Author: 
Mahasimha dasa

Dear Maharaja
Please accept my respectful obeisances
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
Al glories to you!

Please let me inform you about the latest news regarding the donation of Srila Prabhupada's books in the prison libraries of the Republic of Croatia.

Two days after you've delivered a lecture at the prison in Rijeka, I sent a request to Department of Justice for consent to distribute books in prisons of Zagreb and Lepoglava. After two weeks we have received approval from the Ministry and on Jun 14th I and Sraddha dd have personally delivered books to Zagreb prison and then drove to the jail in Lepoglava and did the same there. Those were the third and fourth prison in which we donated books (Pula, Rijeka, Zagreb, Lepoglava).

In Croatia there are 16 prisons and since I've already made a favorable contact with the department, I proposed to simultaneously send a request (for a donation of books) for approval for all remaining prisons in Croatia, which was accepted by the Ministry.

On July 25th, 2012 I sent a request (for each individual prison), and already, the very next day, approval had been granted for all the remaining 16 prison units in Croatia!

On August 7th we sent books to the prison in Pozega and Sisak by mail. We'll try in a shorter time period to send or personally deliver the books to the remaining 14 prisons. I will keep you informed.

After getting this approval from the ministry, if we want to donate some
other books, we do not need to request any further consent; it will be
sufficient to refer to the previous agreement and deliver books in any
prison we want.

However, there are difficulties regarding the procurement of other titles of Srila Prabhupada's books because they are out of stock and should be printed!?

I wish you lots of good health,
your servant, Mahasimha dasa

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