New Delhi Hosts The World Culture Festival

The Art of Living, a global movement founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, has announced the dates for the World Culture Festival. To be held between March 11-13, 2016, the festival will bring together people from different cultures, nations and faiths as a One World Family in a resounding message of peace. 

‘World Culture Festival' (WCF) is expected to host millions of people from over 155 countries in New Delhi. The event is supported by the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Tourism and the Government of India.

Speaking on this grand celebration, World Culture Festival 2016, Art of Living founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said, "We are a part of one humanity and we express ourselves differently through music, art and food. Celebrating our diverse cultures binds us together and expands our perspectives. The World Culture Festival emphasizes on co-existence, demonstrating the power of peace by bringing millions of people together. It is an opportunity for world leaders from cultural, social, political, business fields to come together to  rekindle human values in the pursuit of happiness and peace."

​​The 3-day grand festival will have a massive 7-acre stage to seat thousands of artists, dignitaries and guests with an objective to bring a wide variety of music, dance and other art forms from India and across the globe on one platform and keep it alive for future generations. On all three days of the festival, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will lead a ‘Peace Meditation’ which would be joined by millions from across the globe.  

Many eminent guests and global leaders from diverse fields and nationalities have confirmed their presence for the global event. The Philippine chapter of Art of Living is working on sending a troop of over 100 dancers from Tacloban to represent the country on this Global stage. The chapter is looking for sponsors and donors who would like to contribute and make it possible for the Buyogan Festival cultural performers to travel to India. It would be a shining moment for Tacloban – an area than has reeled in challenges in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda. 

Those who would like to know more about how they can support may call Kim Hartman at 0917 848006. More info can be found at the Art of Living Philppines Facebook page, #wcf2016 #sendbuyoganfestivaltowcf2016. Help fund the initiative online at

Several graduates of the Art of Living programs as well as those who are simply interested to be part of a Global Peace effort are also making plans to represent the Philippines and attend this historic event. Filipinos who have been keen to visit India may also see this as a great opportunity. The Art of Living Foundation can help with tour packages and travel arrangements.

Learn more about this amazing event at or call Kim Hartman at 0917 8480063 for more info on how to join the Philippine delegation which is traveling to India.