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.
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