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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Pontoon Bridge for World Culture Festival

Pontoon Bridge for World Culture Festival
New Delhi: Army personnel construct pontoon bridge in Delhi for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's World Culture Festival, which will be held on the Yamuna Riverbed, here this week.

A huge 7-acre stage has been built on the Yamuna riverbed, and tents are being erected for the three-day event.
A large number of temporary constructions, including dirt tracks from the road to the venue, are also coming up. The event is being organised to mark the 35th anniversary of the Art of Living and is being billed as the “biggest ever festival of music and dance”.
A number of serving and former heads of states, ministers, lawmakers and celebrities from different countries are also scheduled to attend the event, according to the Art of Living website. These include Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Vice-President of European Parliament Ryszard Czarnecki, Vice-President of Suriname Michael A Adhin, former Prime Minister of France Dominique de Villepin, and former Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani.
Advertisements say 35,973 artists will perform at the event. Former Chief Justice of India R C Lahoti is listed as the chairperson of the ‘reception committee’.
Meanwhile, President Pranab Mukarjee said to have opted out from the event. Rastrapathi  Bhavan confirmed that President will not attend the event.

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