World Culture Festival vows to unite all cultures, religions, don't politicise it: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

As the fate of Art of Living foundation's mega event 'World Culture Festival' planned on the Yamuna flood plains continues to remain in limbo, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Wednesday appealed to the political parties not to politicise the programme.

Last Updated: Mar 09, 2016, 15:18 PM IST
World Culture Festival vows to unite all cultures, religions, don't politicise it: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

New Delhi: As the fate of Art of Living foundation's mega event 'World Culture Festival' planned on the Yamuna flood plains continues to remain in limbo, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Wednesday appealed to the political parties not to politicise the programme.

While appealing to the political parties, the noted spiritual guru tweeted: “It is to unite all cultures, nations, religions & ideologies. Let's come together!”

Sri Sri's reaction comes after, the Opposition today criticised the government in the Rajya Sabha for using Army personnel for a three-day World Cultural Festival being organised by Art of Living on the Yamuna flood plains here.

Meanwhile, in what could bring in more trouble for SRi Sri, the Ministry of Water Resources today informed the National Green Tribunal that it has not granted permission for 'World Cultural Festival' scheduled from March 11 to 13.

The three-day event will be held on the floodplains of the Yamuna river near DND toll bridge and massive construction is underway for the festival starting March 11.

The event, being held on the 35th anniversary of the Art of Living foundation.

The programme that is expected to be attended by 35 lakh people from 155 countries.