World Cultural Festival

World Cultural Festival (WCF) was held on the Yamuna floodplains in New Delhi from 11 March 2016 to 13 March 2016.[1][2] It was organised by Ravi Shankar to celebrate the Art of Living foundation’s 35 years in service.[3] Various political leaders including Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Devendra Fadnavis, Raman Singh and Manish Sisodia attended the event on 12 March 2016.[4] The last day of the cultural extravaganza was attended by many high-profile BJP leaders including Arun Jaitley, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.[5] The National Green Tribunal (NGT) allowed the Art of Living of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to hold the festival after paying a compensation of 5 crore (US$740,000).[6] Initially, around 1,700 officials were deployed for traffic management for the World Cultural Festival and around 300 were on standby for the other events to be held during the same time.[7]

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