Corruption Should Leave India Says Sri Sri

Bangalore, Karnataka India (PressExposure) February 07, 2011 -- "Fight corruption with truth and non-violent means, we have to come together to root out corruption from India", Sri Sri Ravi Shankar told a large gathering of youth, who had assembled at the Art of Living International Center for the Yuva Jagruti Sammelan.

The youth, he said, have an important role to play in combating corruption, "The youth have to bring a wave of transformation. We need to stand strong against corruption irrespective of any party or person." Sri Sri added.

Youth from villages around Bangalore and Ramanagaram had gathered for the event to debate on ways to tackle corruption at the grassroot level. The participants discussed a number of strategies, including the use of Right to Information (RTI) act and proactively follow up on the status of projects and schemes with local officials and elected representatives. The youth also plan to stage street plays to create awareness about the problem of corruption and enlist more supporters for the cause.

The organizers also released a sticker: "I do not take a bribe". The stickers will be distributed in government offices to discourage officials at village and taluka levels from taking bribes.

The Art of Living has been raising its voice against corruption as an active member of the 'India Against Corruption' campaign. The campaign is led by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Baba Ramdev, Swami Agnivesh, Kiran Bedi, Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal (RTI pioneer) and others. The movement seeks comprehensive reform of anti-corruption systems in India, through the enactment of a law to set up effective anti-corruption bodies such as the Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayukta in each state.

About Art Of Living

Founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,The Art of Living Foundation is a not-for-profit, educational and humanitarian NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. The organisation operates globally in 151 countries.

The organisation's programmes are guided by Sri Sri's philosophy of peace: "Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world Peace." help individuals get rid of stress and experience inner peace, The Art of Living Foundation offers stress-elimination programmes which include breathing techniques,meditation and yoga. These programmes have helped millions around the world to overcome stress, depression and violent tendencies.

The Art of Living Foundation has spread peace across communities through diverse humanitarian projects, including conflict resolution, disaster relief, sustainable rural development, empowerment of women, prisoner rehabilitation, education for all, and environmental sustainability.

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Press Release Submitted On: February 07, 2011 at 11:50 am
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