Accepting the invitation of Shri Shri Ravishankarji Maharaj, founder of the Art of Living Foundation, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj visited the World Culture Festival in New Delhi on Saturday 12 March 2016. This 3 day festival to promote peace and harmony amongst the entire world, and to evoke the spirit of the world as a single, united family, was held on the banks of River Jamuna. People from 155 countries attended the function, and it was hailed to be an enormous success. Major politicians too from several countries had representations.
Sri Sri Ravishankarji Maharaj personally welcomed Acharya Swamishree Maharaj and He was seated at the centre stage. Acharya Swamishree Maharaj congratulated Sri Sri Ravishankarji Maharaj for receiving his recent accolade as Padma Bhushan on 26 January 2016. Acharya Swamishree Maharaj also congratulated him for inspiring the World Culture Festival, with its sublime message of demonstrating the power of peace. In His message to the function, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj said, “Once internal peace, harmony, satisfaction and fulfilment has been realised amongst the people, the same can be achieved externally, amongst and for each other. Ultimately, this is the way to create peace amongst the Nations of this world. Our Hindu culture advocates Vasudeyva Kutumbakam – the principle that we live amongst an enormous family, despite being of differing races, nationalities and religions, because ultimately, we all are the progeny of the almighty, supreme God.”