NGT to resume hearing on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s event today

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New Delhi, Mar. 8 (ANI): The National Green Tribunal will today resume its hearing on the pleas seeking cancellation of the World Culture Festival, be organized by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living foundation, to be hosted on the Yamuna flood plains in Delhi from March 11 to 13th.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar will hear the matter today.

Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Uttar Pradesh and Delhi governments will make their submissions with regard to grant of permission to the festival.

On March 3rd, DDA had submitted that it had granted conditional permission for organising the event.

However, DDA had told the NGT bench that it had no idea about the magnitude of the programme.

Meanwhile, the Rashtrapati Bhavan has confirmed that President Pranab Mukherjee will not attend this event due to unavoidable circumstances.

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The President had earlier agreed to attend the valedictory ceremony of the festival. (ANI)

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