Internationally renowned spiritual leader and humanitarian, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, embarked on a transformative visit to the United Arab Emirates, dedicating a week to vital discussions and engagements aimed at fostering spiritual harmony, raising climate awareness, and catalyzing action through faith-based initiatives.
Commencing his visit, Gurudev engaged in strategic discussions with the Ruler and Crown Prince of Fujairah, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohamed Al Sharqi and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi. Conversations centered on instilling virtuous human values, advocating peaceful coexistence, and championing environmental conservation and sustainable development projects. Expressing gratitude for the UAE’s commitment to global transformation, Gurudev lauded the government’s efforts in promoting receptivity and progress.
Scheduled to speak at COP28, Gurudev will deliver an impactful discourse at the Colombian Pavilion, reflecting on his pivotal role in resolving the protracted Colombian civil conflict in 2015. His adept diplomacy and dialogue facilitated negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC, offering a beacon of hope for conflict-affected regions.
At the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), Gurudev will advocate internal transformation as a means to achieve sustainable lifestyles and foster harmony between human activities and the environment. He will also partake in a panel discussion by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) within the Faith Pavilion, exploring interfaith collaboration’s profound impact on sustainable land management.
Joining hands with H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan at the Institute of Chartered Accountants conference, Gurudev will share insights on promoting tolerance and coexistence, extending his influence to a diverse audience alongside other eminent personalities.
The culminating event will witness Gurudev leading a meditation for world peace, uniting over 15,000 attendees at the Al Nasr Club – Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai. Streaming worldwide, this event aims to invoke inner calm as a catalyst for global harmony, honoring notable figures for their philanthropic contributions to society.
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