Sri Sri Ravi Shankar speaks at seers’ meet on global harmony EDISON (New Jersey): More than 40 scientists, yogis and religious leaders including Sri Sri Ravi Shankar met recently in New Jersey to contemplate and speak on dharma and world harmony to commemorate the 14th anniversary of 9/11.

Organized by the Hindu Students' Council and supported by over 35 organizations, the conference featured popular spiritual leaders including Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of Art of Living, Swami Paripoornananda, the head of Sreepeetham in India, Dr H R Nagendra, chairman of the Indian government's experts committee for the International Yoga Day, Dr Manjul Bhargava and many others. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar provided insights on how the principles of dharma can help develop a conflict-free society, while Dr Nagendra discussed the Indian government's efforts in making yoga available to millions of Indian people in order to appreciate its roots and medical benefits.

The council also conferred the Light of Yoga Award to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (who is due to visit the US this month), along with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Swami Dayananda Saraswati and Dr H R Nagendra, for their pioneering contributions in making International Yoga Day a success.

In his keynote speech at the opening plenary session, Dr David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri), founder of the American Institute of Vedic Studies and winner of the Padma Bhushan award, said yoga was a gift from the ancient Hindu sages and should be not cut off from its roots and holistic benefits.
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