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.


Launching the “Volunteer for a Better India” Campaign

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Launching the “Volunteer for a Better India” Campaign

New Delhi, India, December 5, 2012

Introducing “Volunteer for a Better India (VFABI), the Art of Living Foundation’s newest initiative, Sri Sri appealed to India’s citizens to “Give one hour to the nation. The country has problems because good people are apathetic. Youth must take charge and volunteer for a better India.”

The event, which sought to rejuvenate volunteerism for social causes and grassroots advocacy, commemorated the United Nations International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development and the International Anti-Corruption Day. Project partners include:

  • Family Planning Association of India (FPAI)
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • United Nations Global Impact (UNGCNI)
  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC)
  • Heroes Project
  • Drishtee, a social enterprise focused on rural India
  • INERELA+ (Asia Pacific), an international network of religious leaders
  • Inter-American Institute on Cooperation for Agriculture (IICA)
  • Aids Prevention and Control Project (APAC-VHS)