No effort to restore Braj Heritage can succeed without involving the local community. Realizing this need our team established Braj Rakshak Dal in 2003 with following message to the local youth, “People from all over the world come to Braj to visit the places associated with Krishna but feel sad to see their pathetic condition. We as Brajwasis feel that we are responsible for this state of affairs. If we do not care for our grand heritage then who else will do this? Why will anyone from outside come & respect our heritage?”
Hundreds of youth from the villages of Braj have been recruited to offer volunteer services during major festivals of Braj such as Hariyali Teej, Mudiya Poono, Holi, Janmasthmi etc.
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Time to time, as per the availability of manpower and financial support, we have touched upon these areas. On some fronts we have succeeded and on others a lot has to be done. In this mission we mobilized some two dozen self motivated, highly qualified, experienced in social work and dedicated to Gandhian values people from all over the country. By restoring the poor conditioned ashram of a local couple, who is considered to be the front runner environmentalists of Vrindavan, we made the arrangement of their stay in this ashram. Our presumption was that because of the common interest this group will take the lead in community awareness and mobilization programme. Sadly enough this couple made life hell for them and within months this team had to leave Vrindavan. We are not mahatma, Acharya, Mathadheesh, Bhagwatacarya whose disciples can build our ashram to be able to give shelter to such sincere souls. We need enough hostel type space to be able to host such youths from all over the world, who are willing to come and serve voluntarily in Braj.