Eleven reasons why I will attend the World Culture Festival

  1. In these testing times when the World is fighting terrorism and hatred, when fear seems to have overtaken faith, It’s time for peace lovers to come together and make a powerful sound. Sounds that will over power all existing disturbances and resonate through the entire Planet. A collective voice that will rekindle faith in Universal Love, in the hearts of all. And carry each of us from the shadow of fear to the light of faith. मिले सुर मेरातुम्हारा, तो सुर बने हमाराThe World Culture Festival (WCF), is that collective call where 3.5 million peace lovers will echo their voice together. And being an ardent peace lover myself I will also like to make some peaceful noise!unnamed 10
  2. Meditation is food for soul. It not only nourishes the spirit of oneself but it also has a positive impact on the surroundings. One can feel a shift in the entropy of a place after mediation, an immediate cooling down effect, which I have personally experienced over last twenty years that I have been practicing meditation. Perhaps for the first time in history of Earth will millions of people gather and meditate together at WCF. Wow! I can’t even imagine the tsunami of positivity that will rise.. The prayers that will rise from the silence of so many souls will surely bring some solace for our Blue Planet and have a cooling down impact on it. Our Planet does need the envelope of our prayers more than ever before, isn’t it. I have a moral obligation towards this planet and so I will attend WCF to pray for it’s well being.unnamed 9
  3. It is a sheer delight to interact with people of different cultures and faiths, to know about their perspective of life. It opens the mind to a wider outlook, which can otherwise be limited to the narrow experiences of One’s small world. A lot of management schools now consider this exposure to be a vital key for success, to have a broader and a more inclusive mindset. I have had the privilege of travelling around the Globe and witnessing diverse cultures and so I also recognise the value of such interactions. The World Culture Festival is a wide platform (literally as the stage will be as big as seven football grounds) for all of us to broaden our perspective as it provides us a unique opportunity for interaction with people from 155 countries.unnamed 3
  4. World leaders from the fields of Politics, Corporates, Arts, Science, Sports, Media etc will all be gathering to reflect on the paradigms of leadership needed to manoeuvre the world today. A Global Leadership Forum(GLF) is being specially organised at WCF for enabling this meaningful interaction. GLF gives me a chance to learn from the rich experiences of these Global leaders.

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  5. At heart I am also a passionate Artist. I have tried exploring many Art forms since Childhood.  Few forms include Kathak dance,  playing Sitar,  learning Vocal Classical music, writing Poetry, Drawing and Painting. I also chose to study BFA. Art is like another form of meditation. It connects to the inner tranquillity. I am glad that Gurudev has taken up the cause of reinvigorating and re-enlivening classical Art forms. One thousand Kathak Dancers, two thousand Bharatnatyam dancers, Eight thousand five hundred Musicians, Five hundred Russian Dancers, Six hundred and fifty African drummers, Performers from different parts of India- Rajasthan, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Maharashtra, all on one grand stage. It’s going to be a ‘heaven of a feast’ for an Art lover like me. A Marwari like me would also think, WCF is perfect deal. At the cost of an air ticket it is giving me a chance to view so many international performances!unnamed 2
  6. The Art of living Organisation has given me a big family which extends around the whole World. I have met some of the most incredible people here. Our family members are joining us from all over the World from Norway and New Zealand, Argentina and Africa, Mongolia and Iraq and also from many other countries. As Sri Sri calls WCF- our family reunion,being a hosting nation, I am eagerly waiting to welcome all of our family members from around the world.unnamed 6
  7. A thing common about celebrations is that we all love them, isn’t it. Whether it’s celebrating a festival, a marriage, a birthday, a reunion or any other event, we humans love to celebrate. When I close my eyes and take a trip down the memory lane, I find that the most impressionable and happy moments of my life are of celebrations. Thinking of them brings an instant smile on my face. At WCF coexistence and diversity will be celebrated with the spirit of ‘One World Family’. Life itself will be celebrated. I will give myself a gift by attending this biggest and the most colorful celebration of our times as I love celebrations and I love life.

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  8. The greatest fear in a human can be of being left out, so that I won’t have to feel left out, I will surely attend WCF!
  9. From one holiday to another, life evolves, WCF -Another official holiday,Yippee!!!
  10. All important personalities of the World will be attending, being so Important, I must too!!
  11. I am far sighted, so that when my grandchildren read about this event in their history books, I will be able to boast and tell-” I was in the organising teamstock-vector-illustration-of-kids-listening-to-their-grandmother-tell-a-story-237742315

 

Life is too short, let us not miss a reason to Celebrate, Smile and Spread smiles in this World. See you all on 11th 12th 13th March in New Delhi at the World Culture Festival, let us together create history.कुछ भी हो WCF miss ना हो

 

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Vasudha Jhunjhunwala

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Ms. Vasudha Jhunjhunwala holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. She is associated with the Art of Living since year 2000. Born and brought up in a pink city Jaipur, Rajasthan she currently resides in Amchi Mumbai with her family. For nearly a decade, Vasudha has inspired more than 10,000 youths with her teachings and social work. She has undertaken various projects and has been an instrument of change for its success. Juggling between home and work, in her spare time Vasudha likes to paint, write poems, learn music and play badminton. She is a Social Worker, Entrepreneur, State Coordinator of The Art of Living, Student of Sanskrit & Classical Music, Writer, Homemaker, Mother, Meditation Teacher, Public Speaker, Recipient of CSO-2014 award by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam and has travelled in 30 Countries. She is a quintessential deshbhakt. It is difficult to match her youthful Energy. Vasudha is extremely passionate about her initiatives. One of the most successful projects lead by her was the ‘Vote For a Better India’ - A campaign that facilitated the voter registration process and lead to 5 lakh citizens new voter registration across India in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. Bringing more awareness to the people in the community she began the initiative ‘Mind your Vehicle’ - A project to sensitize citizens towards traffic discipline with 2000 volunteers in Mumbai. The project saw good media coverage. She was also the founding member of ‘Save Aarey’ project. In this project more than 300 volunteers cleared 5-truck loads of garbage from Aarey colony. With an aim to instill a sense of responsibility and nationalism among the youth, she has spearheaded several initiatives that included women’s safety drives, blood donation drives, cleanliness drives at railway stations and sea-shores, health and hygiene awareness camps and others. Often people ask her what made her belief so strong to walk the spiritual path. She affirms that, “just like the light house guides the ship through darkness of night, our conscience guides us through decisions of life. For a smooth sail, just listen to it!” The drought in Maharashtra had led to an increasing number of farmer suicides and Vasudha decided to contribute towards River Rejuvenation Project in the state. She along with her team revived around 22kms of Manjara river. The river Manjara rejuvenation in Latur District benefited 5 lakh villagers in its vicinity. Vasudha was also a part of the Solar Lamp Project. She was the catalyst in the distribution of solar lamps to flood-hit villagers in Orissa during Fani. Her courage and valour gives her the skill to bring out the right perspective in every project she undertakes. Worry or Uncertainty are not words she rhymes with, Vasudha believes that’s Spiritual knowledge shields the flame of life from the winds of uncertainties. Vasudha is currently working on Project Pavitra. Since its inception this year, the project has imparted menstrual hygiene education to more than 2000 young girls in BMC schools and it aims to reach out to many more. She is also the founding member of SORT Club - Student's organization for Reform and Transformation. The club is now operational in 10 colleges in Mumbai. The project aims to remove the menace of substance abuse from the colleges of India. Vasudha is also working on a Happy Neighbourhood Project. The project aims to establish Happiness centers in societies to make societies stress-free. If you meet her once, you would know that she has a very charming, intuitive, and jovial personality, her ideas and thoughts are ahead of it’s time. Her ability to perceive something new and unique in every individual is what draws people to her company. She gives a very comfortable and cool vibe something young students connect to and find easy to talk and open up to her about their problems. Make impossible, possible is her mantra. Her sessions are filled with grit, humor, inspiration, and some awespiring wisdom. People feel rejuvenated, energetic, experience clarity of thoughts, immense love in their hearts after attending her Mind and Breathe Workshops. Mysteries of life intrigues her and even though she has traveled in 30 countries she found her best place within. She, by herself is a ‘Happiness Express’ moving swiftly on the spiritual path.

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