1970 July 28: Formed the Governing Body Commission (GBC):
As his mission expanded, Srila Prabhupada decided to delegate the responsibility of managing it to his trusted disciples. Demonstrating the resourceful integration of the traditional with the contemporary that characterized his outreach, he formed the Governing Body Commission that would work cooperatively on democratic principles of discussing and voting. Gradually, he trained the GBC members in spiritual leadership and entrusted the movement’s management to them. Thus, he farsightedly created the structure for his movement to continue after him.