Ravi Shankar takes a dig at critics who attacked the Art of Living Foundation event

| Friday, March 11, 2016 - 20:32
First Published |
Crowd at World Culture Festival

New Delhi: "I just want to say, I belong to all," said Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the head of the Art of Living Foundation, in his welcome address on Friday to the large gathering at the World Culture Festival being held here.

"People of many countries are here to send one message that we are One World family," he told the audience witnessing the cultural extravaganza which invited controversy for being held on the ecologically sensitive flood plain of river Yamuna and for receiving government help.

(Also Read: NGT extends fine deadline but rain gods have final say in AoL World Fest)

Ravi Shankar said four or five things unite the world and these include sports, art and culture, economics, intellectual pursuits, and spirituality.

He took a dig at those who attacked the three-day event as a "private" affair receiving government help and said the whole world is "my family".

"Life is a struggle. We have to march on but to transform this march into a celebration is an art," he told the delegates from across the country and abroad and in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Download English News App and stay updated with all Latest News.
For News in English, follow us on Google+, Twitter and on Facebook.


Fine from NGT

When you look at the Art of Livings Global attention and service to the Environment you see an agency that gives more back in just one initiative than most agencies contribute in a life time. Penalising AOL for an environmental concern is more a source of comedy than a reality. This is an agency that plants millions of trees in just one service event. It speaks to how emotional stress is in its self a pollutant that you can feel in a location. Reducing violent conflicts is a major environmental gift. When wars break out the pollution is so so massive and devastating to the environment. The list goes on. Art of Living is a blessed gift to this planet and not one bag of concrete was used in the event set up. They were given the permit by the city then the city fines them how sad. But its all fine Art of Living will do more good for that area and leave it in better shape.

Add new comment

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.