Thursday, February 11, 2010
Kolkata. February 11, 2010: Kolkata had a surprise garbage picker on Thursday late afternoon – the revered Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living Foundation.
The Guru of Joy selected the City of Joy to extend his concept of community service to direct hands-on garbage cleaning. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar embarked on shoveling garbage from the once-famed Lily Pool in the Rabindra Sarobar area of South Kolkata. Lily Pool is a three-acre garden directly across Bengal Rowing Club adjacent to the rise of the Lake Gardens flyover. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was joined in the clean-up by 175 youth volunteers of the Art of Living Foundation.
Emphasizing on the need to bring about environment awareness Sri Sri said, “No one single agency or authority can undertake this mission. We need all to join hands so that together we make a difference. ”
The Art of Living Foundation is committed to the cause of environment sustainability. As part of it Mission Green Earth initiative, it has planted over 55 million trees worldwide. Art of Living’s other environmental initiatives include rain-water harvesting projects, zero-budget organic and chemical-free farming, its campaign against genetically modified seeds and river clean-up initiatives among others.
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