|EARLY TIMES REPORT|
Jammu, july 22: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the eminent spiritual guru and founder of the Art of Living Foundation, will be arriving in Jammu on Saturday on his second leg of the tour of the state, where he will be laying foundation stone of a library complex and inaugurating a centre of meditation in an educational institution.
A devotee darshan will also be held later in the evening at a devotee’s place.
During his four day visit, besides certain official engagements, the revered Guru will be interacting with his devotees, who come across from all sections of society.
The visit of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, reckoned by Forbes magazine as one of India’s 5 most influential people, comes immediately after the renowned Guru became the first Indian to receive the Crans Montana Forum Award. This award in the past has been mainly received by politicians of high repute like Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, Shimon Peres, President of Israel, Yasser Arafat, former Leader of Palestine Liberation Organisation, Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission and Mikhail
Gorbachev, Former President of the Soviet Union.
The Art of Living Foundation, a non government humanitarian organization founded by Sri Sri, completed thirty years of existence this year.
A grand World Cultural Festival was held in Berlin to mark the occasion, where more than 50,000 people from across 151 countries, 6000 artists and 804 dignitaries including ministers, members of parliament and ambassadors participated.