Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's mega event at Yamuna in fresh controversy; NGT to take final call

| Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 12:18
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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Yamuna, Mega Event, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's mega event at Yamuna in fresh controversy; NGT to take final call

New Delhi: A controversy surfaced on Tuesday over Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s mega event that is to be held on March 11 on the Banks of Yamuna River. The environmentalists have red signalled the event terming it harmful for the ecosystem. 
A grand inauguration ceremony of the event is to take place which will be attended by around 35,973 performers. Several celebrities and dignitaries are expected to attend this event. As this event is to be held on the flood plains of the Yamuna River, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is to take up a final call over its hosting.
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It is a mega event involving lakhs of attendees over a period of 3 days scheduled from March 11.  Experts have been warning how this event can have a catastrophic impact on the flood plains at the Yamuna.
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) claims it wasn’t even aware of the scale of the event. 
The petition against the event has gathered over 2,800 signatures. NGO’S are urging the event to be moved out from eco-sensitive area.

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Art of Living

really surprised to read all these negative comments. apart from some one is a member of Art of Living or someone out to destroy it - no one else will take the pain to do this Art of Living has people of all religions - its spirituality, love and service unites us. dont all the negative people want to benefit out of it? Cant believe India has so many negative souls - who are unable to do any other good to any one in their lives What a pity that known Goons and thugs are even given respect by the NGT and the media is also supporting them

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