Security Of Lakhs Of Devotees In Stake – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Yamuna Event

Hearing on plea against Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s ‘World Cultural Festival’ in New Delhi, will be heard by National Green Tribunal (NGT). Multiple controversies arising ahead of the event on Friday but the spiritual guru says no norms have been violated. The event slated to take place on the west bank of Yamuna floodplain near DND flyover, has been organised to celebrate 35 years of The Art of Living. It is expected to attract around 35 lakh people. It has come under the scanner of National Green Tribunal after a set of petitions were filed demanding its cancellation over concerns of potential permanent damage to the riverbed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the event on Friday. President Pranab Mukherjee was to attend the valedictory function on Sunday but he pulled out of the event yesterday citing “unavoidable circumstances”.

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