Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to address farmers in state, conduct events in Pune

20 Nov 2012

PUNE: Art of Living founder Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will conduct 'mahasatsangs', pujas, meditation programmes, knowledge sessions and meetings in the city from November 22 to 25.

The programmes will be part of his 10-day tour, which also includes visits to Nagpur, Akola, Gondia, Parbhani, Osmanabad, Rajewadi, Selu and Lonar.

A statement issued by the Pune unit of the Art of Living foundation said that on November 22, Ravi Shankar would address a 'mahasatsang' at PWD Ground, New Sangvi, at 6 pm. On November 23, a 'Pranayam Dhyaan Shibir' has been organised at 6 am and a 'Mahalaxmi Homa' at 6.30 pm at the same venue. The 'Pranayam Dhyaan Shibir' will be held at the ground at 6 am on November 24 and 25 as well.

Ravi Shankar will also address more than one lakh farmers in the state, apart from talking to over ten thousand 'Yuvacharyas' - volunteers of the youth leadership training programme - who work for the uplift of those in the rural areas. More than 10 lakh people are expected to attend the public gatherings across the state.

Currently, Ravi Shankar is on a 'Diwali special Gujarat tour', addressing lakhs of people from diverse backgrounds. The statement also said that Ravi Shankar recently drew a crowd of more than 1.5 lakh people in Argentina, all of whom were inspired by the tenets of non-violence and the creation of a stress-free world.

The workshops in Maharashtra aim to further Ravi Shankar's efforts in promoting harmony for all. 'Mahasatsangs' and pujas conducted as part of the tour in Pune will be free for all.

Founded in 1981 by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the Art of Living foundation is a not-for-profit, educational and humanitarian NGO engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. The organisation operates in 152 countries.

Source: The Times of India