The World Forum for Ethics in Business conference was held in Nepal with the theme – Business Ethics for a Prosperous Nepal. Speaking at the event, Sri Sri said; that only ethical practices provide happiness. Stating that wealth without happiness would do nothing, he urged people to change their mindset towards business. The event was attended by over 600 delegates.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Khil Raj Regmi, Chairman, Council of Ministers, Government of Nepal said, “We agree that all people involved in business should act ethically.” Sri Sri said that Nepal, located between the two growing economies India and China, is treading the path of peace and greater prosperity. The ‘World Youth Forum’ preceded the conference for 60 selected youth, aimed at encouraging dialogue among leaders from all sectors of society.
On Jan 18, the Bagmati River Cleaning Campaign was inaugurated in the presence of Sri Sri. Hundreds of volunteers, including teachers and students of different schools, personnel of the Nepal Armed Police Forces, and Civil Servants thronged to the banks of river and pledged to restore the river’s lost glory.
Approximately 100,000 people have been engaged in the campaign and around 500 tons of garbage has been removed from the river so far. Appreciating the efforts, Sri Sri said that he saw a cleaner river compared to his previous visits. He urged more people to be a part of the campaign and said, “The person who has a pure heart would actively take part in social work for the welfare of his society.”