Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has founded courses that provide techniques and tools to live a deeper, more joyous life. He has established nonprofit organizations that recognize a common human identity above the boundaries of race, nationality and religion. His goal is to uplift people around the globe, to reduce stress, and to develop leaders so that human values can flourish in people and communities.


Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Addresses Thousands of Youths from 20 Colleges in Davangere

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Addresses Thousands of Youths from 20 Colleges in Davangere
January 13, 2018
Bangalore, India

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar today addressed thousands of youths and their parents from over 20 colleges at Bapuji Institute of Engineering & Technology (BIET) in Davangere. The event also saw the participation of chairpersons, principals and faculty of leading engineering and medical colleges in the region. Dr S. Shivashankarappa, ex MLA, ex MP, ex Cong Minister; Guru Siddana Gouda, Ex-MLA, Jaglur; B.S. Umapati, owner of B.S.Chenna Basavappa & Son and R.L. Ramanand, President, BEA Association, were among the dignitaries present on the occasion.

Addressing the gathering, Gurudev said, “Four things are important in life – Yukti (Logic), Bhakti (Devotion), Shakti (Strength) and Mukti (Freedom). You need all four to be successful in life.” He also urged everyone to collectively work for the upliftment of the nation.

Organized by The Art of Living’s Davangere chapter, this interactive event was a part of Gurudev’s relentless efforts to encourage and enthuse the youth of the country to realize their full potential.

Before arriving at Davengere, Gurudev interacted with over 2500 villagers and farmers at Gadag and addressed 2000 farmers at Kampli.

The Art of Living has been running diverse social projects in Karnataka, including river rejuvenation, waste management, skills training, de-addiction, free education, and women empowerment. Thousands of rural youth have been given leadership and vocational trainings to empower them to become positive change agents in their communities.

As part of its river rejuvenation project in Karnataka, Art of Living has built 7000 recharge structures along Kumudvathi, Vedavathi and Palar river basins to enrich groundwater levels and sustain the flow of rivers in Karnataka. Lakhs of people across 1500 villages will benefit from this project.