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30 youth from city to take part in World Cultural Festival

The festival to mark the 35 years of service of Art of Living will be organised in New Delhi from March 11 to 13

Taking the pride of Mysuru to international level a team of 30 youths from the city will be participating at the World Cultural Festival to be held between March 11 and 13 in New Delhi.

Local musicians and instrumentalists will take part in the three -day festival of cultural diversity to mark the 35 years of service of the Art of Living. The festival will bring together people from different cultures, nations, and faiths as one family in a resounding message of peace. A large number of people who would go to Delhi from all parts of the state would thus be a part of the event. Around 3.5 million people are expected to take part in the event.

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World Cultural Festival will prove to be an opportunity to celebrate the creative force and the innovative impetus that young people can bring to every society. To make the best use of this opportunity, a team of 30 youths have put their heart and soul to spread the culture of the state. Since, past two months the team used to meet at Art of Living building, Kuvempunagar on every Sunday. These youths will be performing to six fusion composition each running for seven to eight minutes.

The fusion is a fine mix of Raag Malkaunse, Raag Pilu, Raag Brindavani, Raag Kafi and Raag Darbari. Besides, they will be performing for a signature song provided by the organisers. This team used to be assisted by musicians from Delhi through video conferencing.

The team with two violin, two sitar, seven flute, four harmonium and tabla exponents will be performing at a huge seven-acre stage built on the river bed of Yamuna.

World Culture Festival

The World Culture Festival organised to mark 35 years of service of Art of Living emphasises on co-existence, demonstrating the power of peace by bringing millions of people together.

The event, supported by the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Lalit Kala Akademi and the National School of Drama, is expected to host people from over 155 countries.


It is a great honour for us that we are getting such a big platform to promote the culture of our state. What is even more exciting is that youth have been called to learn the dance and uphold and preserve the culture and traditions of the state. I heard that musicians and leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be taking part at the event and it is a privilege to perform,” said Pooja from Mysuru who will be performing at the event.

It is a matter of pride that through the presentation of traditional and country- specific dance, music, art and costumes from around the world, the festival aims to foster peace. It is a great opportunity for us to perform in front of 3.5 billion representing our state and promoting peace. Around 1,000 artists from the state are expected to participate in the event. Our team of 30 will join other participants in Bengaluru,” said Shreya another team member.

3A troupe of 10 Students of Guru Vidushi Sreelakshmi Kumar Director of Sri Uma Maheshwara Nruthya Kala Kshethra and a teaching faculty of JSS Public School, JP Nagar, Mysuru will perform Bharathanatyam on March 11 at the festival.

The performing artistes are: Vidushi Sreelakshmi Kumar, Vidushi Kum. Sharika, Bharathi, Anusha, Kum Nagalaxmi,  Aishwarya Prasad, V Suraabhi Dixit, Ritu K, Surabhi R. 

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