World Culture Festival all set to kick off
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, Feb 15: A large contingent of people from Aruchal Pradesh is likely to take part in the ‘World Culture Festival’ (WCF) scheduled to be held from March 11 to 13 next in New Delhi.
Organized by the Art of Living of renowned spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to mark the 35 years of its service to humanity, the festival is likely to witness a gathering that history has never seen before.
State Governor J P Rajkhowa is also expected to grace the festival which would be iugurated by Prime Minister rendra while President of India Prab Mukherjee is scheduled to preside over the valedictory function.
The festival is likely to bring together 3.5 million people from all walks of life and cultures from over 150 countries and all parts of India. The three-day event, aimed realizing the vision of uniting the humanity into One World Family (VasudhaivaKutumbakam), is expected to be attended by among others, religious and spiritual leaders, political leaders, artists and peacemakers from different countries.
Several leaders from different parts of the world would be attending the event as a sizable number of guests from South America, Mongolia, Russia, US, Europe, Japan, Malaysia, Australia and Pakistan are also coming to the festival.
“With the World Culture Festival, we hope to foster deeper understanding between people of different faiths, tiolities and backgrounds. The goal of the Festival is to make people from across the globe stand together and spread the message of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,” Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said.
The three-day festival will bring together various cultures from all over the world to one platform. Over 35,900 artists are expected to perform at the festival which will include a symphony of 8,000 musicians playing 40 instruments. A massive 7-acre stage to seat the artistes and dignitaries is being erected at the venue.
The festival will also serve as a platform for spreading the message of inter-faith harmony with hundreds of faith leaders from all religions coming together to spread the message that every religion has a common goal. A Global Leadership Forum is also being hosted as part of the festival to provide an opportunity for leaders from all sections of society to come together and discuss, alyze and reflect on ways for work for society.
“With over 3.5 million people expected to congregate at the festival, it will definitely create ripples of positivity in the world. The vibes of peace coming out mass meditations to be led by Gurudev (Sri Sri) himslef will be felt across the globe,” says Art of Living Chairman of Aruchal Pradesh Ligu Tacho sharing his happiness that a large number of people from Aruchal is also travelling to Delhi to witness the historic event.
“Many Aruchalees residing in Delhi will also be joining in,” he added.