Berlin. July 3. 2011. It was a spectacular evening, in spite of the drizzle, when the apparent walls between the cultures have come down. The highlight of the festival was yoga and meditation led by Art of Living founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Marking the 30th anniversary of the organization, around 50,000 people from across 151 countries, 6000 artists and 804 dignitaries including ministers, members of parliament and ambassadors were present. The program began with vedic chants followed by the German national anthem and the European anthem – Ode to Joy.