Connect with us


Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s UAE Visit to Promote Spiritual Harmony, Raise Climate Awareness and Drive Action Through Faith



Internationally acclaimed spiritual leader and humanitarian activist, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, known for his contributions to peacebuilding, disaster and trauma relief, poverty alleviation, and climate action, arrived in the United Arab Emirates for a weeklong series of vital engagements including strategic dialogues with the leadership of the UAE and high level discussions at COP28.

His visit began with a meeting at the royal residence of His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohamed Al Sharqi, Ruler of Fujairah and member of the Supreme Council. During the meeting, a diverse range of topics were discussed, encompassing campaigns to raise awareness of virtuous human values and the necessity for peaceful coexistence. He also discussed collaborative initiatives for environmental conservation and sustainable development projects with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, the Crown Prince of Fujairah. The Indian spiritual leader, for his part, conveyed his appreciation to the leadership and the government of the United Arab Emirates for their enthusiasm in developing initiatives that promote receptivity and global transformation.

Among his numerous engagements and addresses scheduled for COP28, Gurudev will deliver a significant discourse at the Colombian Pavilion on December 6. In this address, he will provide insights into the pivotal role he played in ending the 2015 Colombian civil conflict, where he successfully facilitated negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC—a dispute that had been ongoing for 52 years—by employing astute diplomacy and dialogue. His human-centered approach to consensus building illuminates a path of optimism for regions affected by conflict.

In the coming days, Gurudev will additionally address the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) with a keynote address and opening remarks where he will elaborate upon the importance of internal transformation as a strategy to foster a sustainable lifestyle and achieve a state of balance between human activities and the environment. He will also participate actively in a panel discussion organized by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) centered around the Faith Pavilion, which will explore the profound impact that interfaith collaboration can have on sustainable land management. Following these impactful sessions,H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence in the UAE, will join Gurudev on the dais along with other celebrities at the annual international conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, to which he has been extended an invitation as the Guest of Honour.

The visit will culminate in a free-for-all event brimming with wit, wisdom, and a meditation for world peace with over 15,000 attendees from all over the UAE and GCC, apart from hundreds of thousands of people who will be tuning in to the live stream from all over the world. Gurudev, who is also regarded as the master of meditation, will lead individuals through a profound experience of inner calm, which he asserts is the first step towards worldwide harmony. The event, which is already sold out, will take place at the Al Nasr Club – Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai, will also honor prominent business and community figures in recognition of their accomplishments and dedication to philanthropy.

Continue Reading


Sports4 weeks ago

Continental Racing: Emirati Team Clinches Victory in GT4 Class at the Hankook 24H Dubai

In a weekend filled with high-octane excitement, the celebrated Hankook 24H Dubai race returned to the famed Dubai Autodrome, continuing...

Art & Culture4 weeks ago

du achieves the Best Culture & Employee Engagement in the Region with 81% Rating in Glint’s Index

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), today announced results of the Culture & Employee Engagement Index survey conducted through...

Food & Beverages4 weeks ago

Dinner on the Beach: A Culinary Journey with French Flair at Drift Beach Dubai

This Valentine’s Day, DRIFT introduces a captivating experience – Dinner on the Beach. For the first time at DRIFT, relish...

Travel & Tourism4 weeks ago

Readers are rewarded at emirates airline festivals of literature

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature kicked off the first day of their 2024 edition with a ceremony to honour the...

Events & Happenings1 month ago

Abu Dhabi Festival 2024 Honors Giacomo Puccini’s Legacy With Spectacular Gala Concert

In the presence of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah,...

Healthcare1 month ago

Emirates Health Services concludes its successful participation in Arab Health 2024

Emirates Health Services, the exclusive partner in healthcare services, successfully concluded its participation in Arab Health 2024, which concluded on...

Automotive1 month ago

Ride in Style: Don’t Miss Out on Arabian Automobiles’ Renault Duster Offers

Renault of Arabian Automobiles, the exclusive Renault dealership serving Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, and a flagship company within...

Information & Technology1 month ago

Emirates Post Group Unveils New Brand Identity ‘7X’ for Future

Emirates Post Group Company (EPG) has unveiled its new brand identity – 7X – during an exclusive event at Madinat...

Health & Fitness1 month ago

Emirates Health Services “Basma” Project Addresses Healthcare Requirements in 313 Schools

Dr. Shamsa Majid Lootah, Director of the Public Health Department at Emirates Health Services (EHS), announced the launch of the...

Health & Fitness1 month ago

MoHAP hosts panel discussion on Nursing future at Arab Health 2024

"Nursing… Ambitious Future Insights"

News1 month ago

‘Vilal Housing’ to deliver 50 Residential Villas by 2024 to its Clients in the UAE

The nation-wide company constructs homes exclusively for UAE citizens across 7 emirates

News1 month ago

Statement by Ahmad bin Meshar Al Muhairi, Secretary General of SLC

on the Anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s accession as the Crown Prince of...

Automotive1 month ago

Audi Middle East and Museum of the Future enter 3rd year of partnership, with the showcase of the revolutionary activesphere concept

Audi Middle East and Museum of the Future have announced the arrival of the revolutionary activesphere concept car, marking a...

News1 month ago

Watani Al Emarat signs MoU with Emirates Society for Parent Care and Relief

To strengthen collaboration in organizing and supporting the senior citizen community

News1 month ago

Global Village announces second Geely Raffle Draw for a chance to win a Flagship Geely Tugella

Raffle participation will run until March 7th, and winner will be announced at Global Village on March 8, 2024 from...