Sri Sri Uvach: don’t politicize destruction of Yamuna

Spiritual leader takes to Twitter to defend World Culture Festival

GN Bureau | March 9, 2016


##OccupyYamuna   #Delhi   #Art of Living   #Environment   #Religion   #Yamuna   #Sri Sri Ravi Shankar  


Facing a barrage of allegations and a case in National Green Tribunal (NGT), Art of Living Foundation head and noted spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has appealed to all “to not politicize” the World Culture Festival – organised in the Yamuna river plains this week.
On his Twitter handle, he appealed:

“I appeal to all parties to not politicize the #WCF2016. It is to unite all cultures, nations, religions & ideologies. Let's come together!”

Also read:

“#OccupyYamuna”? Before Sri Sri’s extravaganza, it was Akshardham

Earlier, on March 3, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had clarified through a series of tweets:

* It is the joke of the year when people say that the Art of Living is polluting the Yamuna!

* The Art of Living should be lauded & rewarded for even choosing such a polluted place for a prestigious international event.

* It takes enormous courage & commitment to ready a place where once, one could not even breathe due to the stink.

* Thanks to the efforts of over 100,000 Delhi households who for 3 months prepared enzymes to clean nallahs, methane emission has reduced.

* Villagers have said that buffaloes who never ventured near the water are now entering the water. Even the buffaloes recognize!
 

Moreover, on his blog, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has claimed in detail, with photos, how the organisation of the Festival (March 11-13) has -- contrary to the environmentalists' claims -- cleansed the river.

Read the blog here.

 

 

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