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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar visits Kolkata

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar visits Kolkata

India Blooms News Service | | 08 Apr 2014, 09:47 pm
Kolkata, Apr 8 (IBNS): Spiritual leader,humanitarian and founder of The Art of Living Sri Sri Ravi Shankar visited Kolkata on Tuesday as citizens attended two events hosted by him in the city.

In the first event, held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium,  Sri Sri Ravi Shankar  interacted with volunteers who had worked committedly under the umbrella of Art of Living's voter-outreach program, Volunteer for a Better India (VBI) to register new voters and also raise public consciousness on exercising one's franchise.

The VBI volunteers, drawn from a wide section of society, have been instrumental in registering over 3 lakh new voters across 15 States in India.

 Addressing the large and enthusiastic gathering, Sri Sri encouraged his Volunteers in the morning session of the Volunteer Convention where he said, “Desh Bhakti and Dev Bhakti are the same so we should treat them equally as they are two sides of the same coin.”

Partnering with the Election Commission, corporates, local-government officials and powered by housewives, students, busy IT professionals, entrepreneurs, scientists, housing colonies, and even little schoolchildren, the VBI's Voter Awareness Campaign (VAC) has succeeded in raising citizen’s awareness about the importance of voting in a democracy and to accelerate voter-registration.

Apart from a media-interaction event in the afternoon, Sri Sri also led an evening of meditation, music and interacted with the public on various issues confronting the country, at a Mahasatsang held at Netaji Indoor Stadium open for public from 6pm – 8 pm