The World Culture Festival 2016 is a celebration of The Art of Living’s 35 years of service, humanity, spirituality and human values. The festival celebrates the diversity in cultures from across the world while simultaneously highlighting our unity as a human family.
World Cultural Festival Venue: Grounds opposite Mayur Vihar Phase 1 Metro Station & Mayur Vihar Extension Metro Station, Delhi.
Date : March 11-13, 2016
Timings: 5 PM onwards
We are inspired to continue with more enthusiasm and greater speed to realize the dream, where life becomes a celebration and the world will become one family. The World Culture Festival is a celebration of achievements and a vision to do better.
Spread over a venue of 1000 acres and expected to be attended by 3.5 million people from 155 countries, the World Culture Festival will be one of the biggest cultural gatherings in the recent times.
Besides the big gamut of vivid cultures on display, there would be keynote addresses by luminaries, an interactive leadership forum, an inter-faith meet to boost humanitarianism, guided meditations, and musical and dance performances. The grand spectacle will witness a multitude of dancers, musicians, religious leaders, eminent personalities and people from all walks of life come together to celebrate our enormous diversity.
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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar contributed a lot to India’s world image :
Addressing a huge gathering at the World Culture Festival here on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi heaped praises on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and his Art of Living Foundation and said India has so much to give to the world because of its cultural diversity.
This three-day mega global event, being organised on the banks of river Yamuna by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living, is expected to witness tens of thousands of people from India and the world.
“India has so much to give to the world since it is a culturally diverse country.”
We must be proud of our cultural heritage.”
“This is a Kumbh Mela of art and culture. People have come from all across India and the world for this great mission,”
“Through the Art of Living, the world has got to know about India. I want to congratulate Ravi Shankar. He has contributed a lot to India’s world image.”
Devotees from 155 countries are attending the programme, where some 36,000 artistes from around the world will perform.
The event has been mired in controversy for allegedly flouting the environmental regulations and degrading the ecology of the Yamuna floodplain.
The National Green Tribunal on Thursday given the go-ahead to the organisers after they pledged to pay an initial amount of Rs 25 lakhs for mitigating any adverse impact on the Yamuna’s fragile floodplain.
In its promotional literature, the Art of Living Foundation had claimed that 35 lakh people would come.
The organisers told the Tribunal that they had already spent Rs.25.63 crore for the event.
“The festival celebrates the diversity in cultures from across the world while simultaneously highlighting our unity as a human family,” the Art of Living said on its website.
“The grand spectacle will witness a multitude of dancers, musicians, religious leaders, eminent personalities and people from all walks of life come together to celebrate our enormous diversity,”