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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.
 
 
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.
 
First Published | 8 March 2016 11:54 AM
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