|The Art of Living Founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar met |
Nepal's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal
Photo - Rajendra Shrestha / The Art of Living Nepal
+Sri Sri Ravi Shankar met Prime Minster of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal at PM’s residence Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal. At the meeting, Prime Minister Dahal thanked Sri Sri for the love and concern he bestowed upon Nepal and acknowledged the efforts of +The Art of Living Nepal for the development of a peaceful society. PM Dahal exemplified Ashoka and also promised to work like him for the development of a peaceful society with tolerance and equity as Ashoka left the path of violence and came to the path of peace. He also shared that he is aware of the fact and appreciated Sri Sri mediating with India’s Prime Minister +Narendra Modi on Nepal’s former Prime Minister K.P Oli’s request. He appreciated The Art of Living +The Art of Living saying it isn’t about any specific religion, but about humanity and its active involvement in preserving and developing the spiritual culture of the Bharat-barsha.
360° video of World Cultural Festival 2016 watched by PM Dahal through VR Gear
|Prime Minister Dahal watching|
The World Culture Festival
360 degree video through a VR Gear.
+Sri Sri Ravi Shankar also gifted him +The World Culture Festival (WCF) Book and also shared the 360 Degree video of the WCF event through a VR Gear, mobile virtual reality headset. PM Dahal watched the entire short video and appreciated Art of Living in bringing together the world at one place and acknowledge for the 35 years of Art of Living. The World Culture Festival (3 day Celebration of The Art of Living’s 35 years of service, humanity, spirituality and human values) book that comprises of the grand event & mesmerizing performances by 36,603 artists from around the globe attended by 3.75 million people from more than 155 countries, 3000 prominent dignitaries from different parts of the world, 2,500 religious and spiritual leaders from all religions showcasing and watched live telecast by an estimate of 1.8 billion people from 767,463 locations across 188 countries. Nepal’s Former Deputy PM Kamal Thapa joined the Opening Ceremony of WCF as well as Global Leadership Forum where as Former Chairman of Council of Ministers Khil Raj Regmi joined the Closing Ceremony. ‘The Ethical Self and Business Ethics’ published by The Art of Living Nepal was also launched at Global Leadership Forum organized at The World Culture Festival. The book comprises of articles on Ethics in personal lives and interviews from cross section of society including government personnel, business houses, NGOs, expat groups and youth leaders of Nepali Society as well as the proceedings of World Forum for Ethics in Business conference held in January 2014 at Kathmandu, Nepal.
|Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal interacting with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and +Bhanumathi Narasimhan, Director of the Art of Living’s Women and Child Welfare Programs|
Operating in more than 155 countries, The Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) is a non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by the world-renown philanthropist and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. In Nepal, the foundation has extended its human services through a non-profit non governmental social organization in the name of The Art of Living -Nepal,registered with District Administration Office, Lalitpur (Reg. no. 1749/060/061) in 1998 AD under the Institutional Registration Act. It is also affiliated to Social Welfare Council of Nepal(SWC A. No.16078).
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