Celebrating harmony in diversity, the World Culture Festival to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Indian spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living will kick off here Saturday with 70,000 participants from across the globe in a carnival of dance, music, food and yoga.
The event is being celebrated as a peace festival.
The July 2-3 festival to be held at the Olympic Stadium will see participants from 151 countries. The opening ceremony will start at 10 a.m. local time with a colourful parade having representatives from various countries.
"Thirty years of the Art of Living is a big milestone with many achievements, inspiring us to move forward with greater speed and greater enthusiasm," said a statement quoting Art of Living founder Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.