Delhi to Host World Cultural Festival from March 11th to 13th

March 8, 2016 | V. Velayudam

Sri Sri Ravishankar’s Art of Living Foundation has a strong international presence and has been doing unparalleled service in the fields of meditation, spirituality and care. To honour the iconic milestone of the group’s 35th year in this field, the World Cultural Festival will be held in the national capital from March 11th to 13th. As the name indicates, this festival will throw light on the various cultures of the world under the same roof and yet will stress upon the concept of unity. Through this festival, the foundation will stress upon the concept of “Vasudeva Kutumbakam”, which means that the world is one family.

The festival will be conducted on the grounds that are opposite to Mayur Vihar Phase 1 Metro Station & Mayur Vihar Extension Metro Station. The function will kick start on March 11th.

Grandeur of the event

Close to 3.5million people are expected to attend this festival from over 155 countries. Conducted on sprawling grounds of over 1000 acres, this cultural festival will be one of the biggest and grandest cultural gatherings that the world has ever witnessed in recent times. Though the primary focus of the festival will be the culmination of various kinds of cultures, there are many other activities planned throughout the three days like the following:

  • Global leadership forums
  • Excellent speeches from eminent dignitaries
  • Inter-faith meet with noted personalities stressing on the importance of meditation
  • Music & dance performances by highly acclaimed artists
  • Discourses by famous religious leaders

Events at a glance

  • Day 1 will have eminent speakers delivering key addresses on themes like “Creating a Peaceful World for tomorrow”, with various breaks and deep-dive sessions at regular intervals to captivate the members present.
  • Day 2 will start off with a plenary discussion of reputed speakers discussing on the theme, “Building cities of tomorrow”, followed by various deep-dive sessions where leaders share their personal experiences and secrets of success.
  • Day 3 will witness a grand scale of cultural celebrations and will conclude with a massive meditative session led by Art of Living’s founder and eminent spiritual leader, Sri Sri Ravishankar.

Major highlights of the festival

  • Plans to enter the Guinness World Book of Records as being the world’s biggest temporary stage in the world
  • Will feature close to 25000 artists performing at a single festival – including 8000 musicians playing 40 instruments in a single symphony and close to 650 drummers from South Africa and tribal areas of India

Peace Meditation will be held on all 3 days of the festival with Sri Sri Ravishankar at the helm of affairs. Lakhs of participants are expected to attend this meditation course.


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