Delhi to host World Culture Festival

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The capital will host the first World Culture Festival, a three-day event celebrating cultural diversity and Art of Living’s 35 years of service to humanity, in March.

The Art of Living is a global movement founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

To be held between March 11-13, 2016, the World Culture Festival will bring together people from different cultures, nations and faiths as a one world family in a resounding message of peace.

The event, supported by the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Lalit Kala Akademi and the National School of Drama, is expected to host people from over 155 countries.

“The World Culture Festival emphasises on co-existence, demonstrating the power of peace by bringing millions of people together. It is an opportunity for world leaders from cultural, social, political, business fields to come together to rekindle human values in the pursuit of happiness and peace,” Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said in a statement.

The fest will have a seven acre stage to seat artistes, dignitaries and guests with an objective to bring a wide variety of music, dance and other art forms from India and across the globe on one platform. Also, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will lead a ‘Peace Meditation’ on all three days.

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