PM Narendra Modi addressed the gathering at the three day mega cultural event. The three- day festival celebrates diversity of cultures across the world.
Lakhs of enthusiastic people are present to witness the cultural extravaganza. Amidst bright hues of Rainbow, The event that Sri Sri Ravi Shankar described as “Cultural Olympics” took off on Friday evening with the theme “Vasudev Kutumbkum”.
The mega cultural extravaganza kicked off on the banks of river Yamuna in the presence of teeming crowd including many from the international cultural fraternity and religious groups.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a warm welcome with crowds cheering and even breaking into a jig.
The three- day World Culture Festival is organized to celebrate 35 years of the Art of Living, founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
An orchersta of over 8500 musicians on more that 50 musical instruments.
And it was the Prime Minister who inaugurated this spectacular event sharing his thoughts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed it as one of its kind.
At a time when the world confront’s the Terror threat , PM Modi said that events like “World Culture Festival” bind people from all over the world in one cohesive fabric of unity .
Over 35 lakh people are expected to attend the three-day event.
The festival will celebrate the diversity in cultures from across the world while simultaneously highlighting countries unity as a human family.
Spread across 1000 acre of land , The three day festival will play host to mass meditation sessions and prayers led by Sanskrit scholars.
A specially erected stage spread over 7 acres , two and half times bigger than a football ground has been designed by celebrated bollywood set designer Nitin Desai .
The organisers claim that this is going to be the world’s largest temporary stage and is in contention for a place in Guniess book of world.
Heavy security deployment is in place to manage the crowd that’s expected to cross 35 lakh .
At least 10, 000 security personnel will be manning the huge crowd .
Besides 8000 police personnel ,columns of SPG and NSG have also been deployed. To thwart any terror threat, SWAT commandoes have also been installed at the vital locations.
A comprehensive “spiritual discourse scheduled for Saturday will see a congregation of national and international delegates from at least 155 countries praying in unison for world peace sending across the message of one world amid unity in diversity in true sense living up the theme.