A video released on the the youtube page of spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living foundation in May this year claimed that the Expert Committee of the National Green Tribunal made false allegations against them in relation to the World Culture Festival damaging Yamuna floodplains.
Art of Living argument in NGT is hinged on a catch: wetlands get their identity only through notification by govt under Rules. The Rules have been around since 2010, but not one wetland has been notified yet.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will be in Chandigarh on June 9 for the inauguration of the Yoga Festival, which will officially set the tone for the celebration of International Yoga Day on June 21 in the Tricity.
At 2 pm Friday, standing still in the scorching sun, octogenarian Ram Nagina, a vegetable farmer from the Yamuna floodplains, held on to his walking stick near the railing that separated the 1,200-feet stage at the World Culture Festival (WCF) from the audience enclosure. “This is a big event happening in our country so I […]
A February 2016 edition of the Express Adda held at Indigo, One Golden Mile, New Delhi, hosted spiritual leader and Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. In a discussion moderated by Vandita Mishra, National Opinion Editor, The Indian Express, and Prasoon Joshi, lyricist and Chairman, Asia Pacific, CEO and COO, India, McCann Worldgroup, […]
The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has written to Delhi Police that the stage of the World Culture Festival organised by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living is unsafe. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with many foreign dignitaries, is set to attend the opening function on Friday evening. In a March 9 letter to […]
THE National Green Tribunal (NGT) Wednesday cleared the three-day World Culture Festival to be organised by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living on the floodplains of the Yamuna from March 11 but imposed a fine of Rs 5 crore on AOL as an interim compensation for the event’s impact on the environment. A bench […]
FROM temporary structures to pontoon bridges, the impact of lakhs of visitors to available parking space — and a quick U-turn by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). On Tuesday, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) questioned governments at the Centre, Delhi and UP about various clearances for the World Culture Festival to be held by the […]
Spiritual leader and Padma Vibhushan awardee, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was at the Express Adda held in Delhi, where he spoke about freedom of speech and sedition, the need for dialogue and why Section 377 needs to go. It’s important that freedom of speech be honoured at all costs. Everybody has the right to freedom […]
IT’S IMPORTANT that freedom of speech be honoured at all costs. Everyone has freedom of expression. But sedition and saying things like ‘Bharat ko barbaad karke rahenge’ will not be tolerated by any democracy and any civilised society,” said spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the Express Adda in Delhi on Monday. A Padma […]