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.


Big Ideas for a Better India

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Big Ideas for a Better India

United States
December 23, 2013

The ‘Big Ideas for a Better India’ event brought together key influencers of the NRI community from across the United States. Over 100 Indian leaders from 25 major cities discussed solutions directed towards institutional and technological co-operation in India. Participation in the electoral process in the Indian sub-continent was another area of emphasis.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who presided over the event as the keynote speaker, said that we should take pride in the heritage and language of our nation. He asked all Indians to come together to build the nation on the pillars of spirituality.
Hosted at the University of Maryland, this event was organized by the Overseas Volunteer for a Better India (OVBI), an apolitical organization. It was launched in May 2013 and is the overseas wing of the Indian organization VBI.
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