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A Cultural Ode to the Spirit of Humanity

The World Culture Festival which took place in New Delhi, India from 11-13 March 2016 was a musical and cultural ode to the spirit of humanity, teamwork and the diverse traditions that bind citizens of the world into a ‘One World Family’- Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar thanked all those who came for the festival and made it a resounding success. He said “To all of you, who have come from nearby and faraway destinations, from different faiths and nationalities, a heartfelt thank you. It’s your faith,  love and compassion that have enabled the teams at Art of Living to present the biggest and the happiest family get-together – The World Culture Festival. I am delighted to see the confluence of great spiritual and religious leaders, politicians, peace-makers and artists who have joined us for this festival of music and dance. On the last day of WCF, I have a simple message to all of you – do remember that we are all Vishwa-maanav: we are world citizens first. Together, we all form a global family, and must spread the message of peace, harmony and human values.”

The World Culture Festival has, over the three days, hosted meaningful discourses on faith, peace, co-existence and collaboration. Political, business, spiritual and other thought leaders shared insights on how we could bring about happy co-existence in all sections of society.

One of the highlights of the Festival was ‘Cosmic Rhythm’, where over 4600 artists presented a performance comprising 30 dance forms, followed by a soulful rendition of Rabindra Sangeet by 1000 singers.

The traditional colors of India were showcased in the form of folk performances from Assam (Bihu), Rajasthan (Ghoomar) and Andhra Pradesh (Kuchipudi) among others. The international performances were led by Pakistani Sufi dancers, expressing the desire of unification with the almighty; and the Tango dance by Argentinian performers.

The World Culture Festival beautifully underscored the human desire for peace, for unity and happiness despite the diversity of thoughts, cultures, art and languages.

The Art of Living Foundation

 

 

 

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