Saturday, April 3, 2010

Maharaja Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji


From left to right: Former cabinet minsiter Buthelezi, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, deputy high commissioner of India in South Africa, former President De Klerk, Deputy President Phumzile Mlamba-Ngcuka, Gandhian Mewa Ramgobin and former political prisoner Ahmed Kathrada at the at the function held in Robben Island to mark the 100th years of Mahatma Gandhi's Satyagraha in South Africa.

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has congratulated the J&K government, Amarnath Shrine Sangarsh Samiti and people of the state on the amicable resolution of the Amarnath land row. Calling it a victory of dialogue over violence, he expressed the hope that yatris will now have access to basic amenities during the annual Amarnath Yatra with the co-operation of the local people.

Art of Living volunteers team up to clean river Yamuna
New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): The Art of Living volunteers came together on Wednesday to clean the banks and clear the flow of the water of river Yamuna, claiming to be highly inspired by Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
This cleanliness drive is part of a campaign that was mooted and launched by renowned Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to spread awareness and sensitize people on the deteriorating condition of riverYamuna.

by and large revere every source of water as holy and river Yamuna is one among them.

River Yamuna, once teeming with life, is these days reduced to a garbage dumping spot.
Foul smell emanating from the dark coloured waters, polluted with plastic, cartons, clothes, shoes and other garbage, are all evidence of the ordeal Yamuna has undergone over the years.
The cleanliness drive of the eight Yamuna banks, undertaken by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and his organization named The Art of Living in New Delhi is aimed at pressurising the government to act speedily on cleaning up the river.
"All of us have gathered here by inspiration of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with an aim of restoring the purity and cleanliness of River Yamuna. That's why all of us are here to clean the river," said S S Bali, a volunteer from The Art of Living.
According to reports, around 18 major sewage canals empty into the river, depleting it of oxygen.
The pollution levels have risen so much that the authorities here have declared the water unfit for drinking even for animals. (ANI)

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