Kejriwal urges Ravi Shankar to take initiative to clean Yamuna

| Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 23:18
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Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal also sought the help of volunteers of Art of Living | Photo: IANS

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday urged Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to take the initiative to clean Yamuna river and also sought help of his volunteers for welfare programmes of the city government.

"Different governments have to come together to clean the Yamuna. Today, on your (Sri Sri) left, there is the central government and on your right is the Delhi government... please initiate and let's make the Yamuna clean," Kejriwal said addressing the gathering at the World Culture Festival here.

Kejriwal also sought the help of volunteers of Art of Living.

(Also Read: BJP leaders slam critics of AoL World Culture Festival)

"I am a selfish person. I want two things from you, Guruji. Give me your volunteers. They are polished, decent and always smiling. The Delhi government has a lot of work and so needs a lot of volunteers for its different programmes. I want your volunteers," he said, as he was welcomed with huge applause.

Welcoming to India and Delhi the delegates from 155 nations, Kejriwal said the entire world was facing violent issues and it was not possible to defeat hatred with hatred.

"Guruji's message has reached out to the world through meditation and love," he said.

Earlier in the day, Kejriwal was slated to attend the Global Leadership Forum organised by the AoL but did not turn up.

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