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The World Culture Festival and the Global Leadership Forum which was part of WCF. 

The biggest and most diverse expression of unity in recent history has just taken place: The World Culture Festival was held 11-13 March 2016 in New Delhi to celebrate 35 years of the Art of Living Foundation - a global, humanitarian organisation founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

The World Culture Festival was a unique expression of diversity.  It brought together 3.5 million people, politicians, spiritual and religious leaders, CEO’s, artists and peacemakers from 155 countries to demonstrate the power of peace and united humanity, celebrating the spirit of humanity like never before through music and dance. Around 37,000 artists from around the world participated on the 7-acre floating stage to echo the message of unity in diversity.  

The World Culture Festival amplified the voice of peace loudly and clearly, and brought hope and inspiration to millions worldwide that another world is not only possible but already actively in the making by millions of people across the planet. Millions who could not travel joined the WCF in thoughts and online presence. To catch up, search for World Culture Festival videos on YouTube. 

The Global Leadership Forum, World Culture Festival

The Global Leadership Forum, co-hosted by the World Forum of Ethics in Business and The Art of Living Foundation in New Delhi on the 12th and 13th March 2016 featured renowned leaders and exceptional entrepreneurial personalities from a diverse range of industries to discuss, analyse and reflect on our current paradigms of leadership. Held under the aegis of the World Culture Festival, the Global Leadership Forum sought to explore how leadership strategies can be better adapted to meet the needs of our current globalizing and interconnected geopolitical and socio-economic landscape under themed discussion panels.

Speakers included:

H.E. Mr. Michael A.S. Adhin, Vice-President of Suriname, Suriname

Hon. Mr. Arun Jaitley, Union Minister of Finance, India

Hon. Ms. Linda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland, Minister of Culture in Norway

Hon. Mr. Akhilesh Yadav, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, India

Hon. Mr. Ryszard Czarnecki, Vice President of The European Parliament, Belgium

Hon. Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, India

Mr. Michael S. Perlis, President and CEO of Forbes Media LLC, United States of America

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Global Humanitarian and Founder, Art of Living

Hon. General Vijay Kumar Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Program Implementation, India

Hon. Ms. Nirmala Seetharaman, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce & Industry

Hon. Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister of India, India

Hon. Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State with Independent Charge of Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy, India

Hon. Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, India

Ms. Monika Griefahn, Chair, Right Livelihood Award, Germany

Hon. Mr. Kjell Magne Bondevik, Former Prime Minister of Norway and President, The Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, Norway

Dr. Sam Pitroda, CEO of C-DOT, United States of America


Story by Neesha Jhalla 

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