Sri Sri Official Visit to Nepal
After seven years span of time , H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar made his official visit to Nepal. During his Visit, he visited Kathamndu, Bhairahawa and Lumbini. All the events were Webcasted while the conference on "Importance of Spirituality in Politics" was LIVE TELECAST by KANTIPUR Television.
30th Apr 2011, Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal
At Sri Sri’s calling, thousands pledged to condemn caste-based discrimination at a mahasatsang (gathering) in Tudikhel‚ Kathamndu. He, then, led the audience in a meditation for world peace.
Sri Sri announced plans to open 30 schools in different parts in Nepal to provide free education for the underprivileged children.
1st May 2011, Bhairahawa, Lumbini, Nepal
Sri Sri urged a gathering of thousands at the Siddhartha Stadium in Bhairahawa to envision Nepal as a center of world peace by resolving the country’s existing crisis. He expressed hope that that country would be instrumental in spreading Buddha’s message of peace and harmony across the globe.
The gathering, which consisted of people from Chitwan, Kaski and Dang; and from the Indian cities adjoining Bhairahawa, committed themselves to banning caste-based discrimination as well as animal sacrifice.
Earlier in the day, Sri Sri visited Lumbini, the birth place of Gautam Buddha.
1st May 2011, Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal
Urging media to play a positive role in re-building Nepal, Sri Sri, said: “Politics and spirituality should come together for a prosperous society. Spirituality should not be avoided at any cost…as it works well to lessen corruption and irregularities.”
He also said that for the harmonious development of any country, its four pillars, namely, spirituality, economics, politics and people, should be strong.
Encouraging greater participation in community development, Sri Sri called upon the people of Kathmandu to preserve their temples and rivers.
3rd May 2011, Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal
During his visit with District leaders from across Nepal who had been called by Swami ji's during their Padyatra, Sri Sri urged that people of Nepal must give priority for community development. He added that Nepal has its own identity and the people of the nation should be working on preserving it. He added that the plans on opening 30 schools in different parts of Nepal to provide free education for the underprivileged children must be now taken a lead by the district leaders and social enterprenuers.
He also said that more Padyatras with Swami Madhusudan and Swami Shiva Chaitanya at places in hilly regions and also at Himalayan regions must be taken an initiative from the district leaders in co-operation of Local Art of Living teachers and volunteers to build up peace and development.
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