NEW DELHI: Around 100 Filipino cultural dancers wowed thousands of global audience with their performance at the recently held World Culture Festival in New Delhi, India.
The dancers, who belong to the multi-awarded Buyogan Festival dancers from the province of Leyte, performed a thanksgiving dance for all volunteers and donors from around the world who helped their town recover from Super Typhoon Yolanda, Manila Times reported.
This was also the first time that representatives from the Philippines graced a global event of such magnitude, the report said.
The Art of Living Foundation, founded by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, organized the event in celebration of its 35 years of service to humanity, the report said.
The millions in attendance during this three-day event included thousands of artists, business, political and spiritual leaders from around the world.
All were treated to cultural buffet of dance performances, ancient chants of peace, musical numbers, and inspiring speeches from around the world. The purpose was to celebrate harmony in diversity and love in a world that is increasingly ravaged by conflict caused by regional and religious divides, said the news portal.
Among those who made their presence felt were Vatican representative Bishop Marcelo, His Eminence, Grand Mufti of Syria Dr. Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun, and Rev. Gerald L. Durley, who is a good friend of US President Barack Obama. These leaders unanimously applauded Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for taking this spectacular step toward world peace.
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, in his inaugural address, highlighted Art of Living’s personality development programs and seminars that were at the backbone of this successful event—its programs uplift society by empowering individuals and companies world-wide: “When you need to march forward in life to achieve your goals, then that is when you need to know The Art of Living …When you need the strength to overcome difficulties and troubles in life, then that is when you need The Art of Living,” Manila Times reported.
Courtesy: The Filipino Times