Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar inaugurated Volunteers for a Prosperous Nepal on Wednesday by lighting a traditional oil lamp amidst a grand ceremony organized in the capital. Addressing the gathering of some 15,000 people at the Police Academy ground of Maharajgunj, Gurudev urged everyone to work for the development, peace and prosperity and for the welfare of the country.
Peace and prosperity go together, he said adding that Nepal is undergoing critical period of transition in its history.
Only peace brings prosperity he said and pointed out the need for transformation of the nation.
"The three USPs for Nepal are: “Lord Buddha was born in Nepal . The tallest mountain in the world is in Nepal and it has the oldest Sanarthan Dharma. “
He also launched the website of VPN also abbreviated VFAPN - www.vfapn.org in the same function.
This was the first time that VFAPN was introduced in Nepal. Some 200 youth from different ethnic and social backgrounds of 35 districts are now participating in its seven-day training
This was the first time that VPN was introduced in Nepal. Some 200 youth from different ethnic and social backgrounds of 35 districts are now participating in its seven-day training.
In the evening, Gurudev interacted with journalists.
A large number of journalists including former chairmen of the Federation of the Nepali Journalists Harihar Birahi, Suresh Acharya and Bishnu Nisthuri were present in the press meet.
Meanwhile, UCPN-Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ also met Gurudev in the evening.