Art Of Living and Vultures around it

Suddenly Environmentalists, Environment Lovers, savers, worshippers appeared from all the directions.

It started in 2010. Five thousand volunteers daily came together and worked hard for rejuvenating the forgotten river Yamuna. No one came to help them. They named that movement as “Meri Dilli, Meri Yamuna”.  They removed 512 tonnes of garbage from the same river. No one was in the picture that time. Now in 2016, in that same place Art Of Living announced that it will be organising “World Culture Festival” on March 11th, 12th and 13th and that too for 4 hours a day.

And this caught everyone’s attention. Suddenly Environmentalists, Environment Lovers, savers, worshippers appeared from all the directions and started their chest beating program in national media saying “Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji is spoiling Yamuna river and that whole art of living is spoiling the environment near Yamuna river” etc.. etc.

I really don’t know where these rats were hiding from 2010? And why this outrage now? To know this secret you’ve to see this – The pride of World Culture Festival is:

One stage = 7 acres, whole program in 1000 acres, estimated participation = 35lakh and plus so many elites from all over the world and crores on money spent on this program. In this 3 days worldwide Art Of Living centres will  be celebrating, International media cover up, and literally whole world will be looking curiously at India.

And as far as I know there is no such cultural happened anywhere in any part of the world. As they say “A big thing has thousand hindrances” now some vultures are waiting to stop this at any cost.

“Ravishankar Guruji and team are polluting Yamuna and cutting off hundreds of trees” is itself a lame argument by NGT (National Green Tribunal). You just won’t believe if I say this – NGT was started by Sonia Gandhi led congress in 2010. And its main objective is to save environment. But unfortunately we don’t get much work from them. More than a river, Yamuna was a place of garbage dumping and a heaven for unlawful activities. Where were this NGT at that time? Until Art Of Living took over the responsibility of Yamuna cleaning, these buggers weren’t aware that there is something called Yamuna River in that garbage area.

After 5 years of hard work of AOL volunteers now these NGT roaches woke up. No, not for work but for collecting fine. If you look at the Yamuna River Bank closely, there is a building called Abdul Fazal Enclave. The NGT is creating  a scene when AOL said they want to conduct World Culture Festival. But when such a big enclave is built within the limits of NGT, they are least bothered.

Do you think AOL’s three days program will cause more harm to the Yamuna  than that Abdul Fazal Enclave? But all of a sudden national media started breaking news that NGT has imposed 5 crore rupees fine and allowed AOL to conduct WCF.  For argument sake if we accept that AOL is polluting the Yamuna , will it compensate the damage a after accepting the 5 crores fine? It shows their intention is only to collect money as much as possible. After all who will reduce fine amount from 120 crores to 5 crores. Hence, it proves something.

As the days are nearing, ‘environment saver’ rats are popping up with the same intention of extorting money from AOL. If you had observed, there is an online petition started by an NGO against WCF saying AOL is planning to encroach all 1000 acres land by constructing some buildings etc. But not even a single sack of concrete was allowed inside the WCF Premises, then where is the point of construction works. Well these are the lies circulating from the mouth of such missionary funded NGO’s.

If you know Delhi properly, you must be aware of a place called Asian Games Village. It is constructed in 35 acres land. The basic idea behind that was to provide hospitality for international athletes who came to Delhi for participating in events like the Commonwealth games. Now the same Asian Games Village is in the hands of some real estate agents. Do you think AOL’s 3 days program will affect the environment more than that 35 acres village? Surprisingly no environmentalist is shouting against the Asian Games Village because those real estate agents have given them many flats to be silent.

From the past two, three days the mainstream media is creating an outrage that AOL is using Indian Army to build bridges in WCF and for other security purposes. But to clarify the AOL didn’t invite the army . It was Delhi police who sought the help from the Army as they found it very risky to mange the whole program alone. If you can recall your memory, in 2005 from January 21st to 23rd Evangelist Benny Hinn came to Bangalore for his “Festival of Blessings” in which many people were converted to Christianity openly.

And the interesting part here is the program took place in Jakkur Airport. I was really shocked to know that the whole aerodrome was completely shut down for three days just for a missionary like Benny Hinn. How can you just stop Indian Air force planes from functioning for three days?

And all these tactics are clearly explained in Rajiv Malhotra’s “Breaking India” book. Just relate few developments happening from past one month. Shani temple issue, Ayyappa Swami temple issue,  are clear examples of how Hindu traditions are being harmed by these leftists and so called environmentalists.  Now NGT has given green signal for WCF only after giving 5 crores.  If AOL “satisfies” them it will be less of “Culture Festival” and more of a “Vulture Festival”. And this is how it is. Incredible India.

Chiranjeevi Bhat is a journalist in Vishwavani Kannada Daily. Previously he has worked in Kannada Prabha, Suvarna News 24/7 and Samaya News. His writings will be mainly on security related issues, politics, distortion and appropriation. You can follow him on Twitter @mechirubhat or can read his Kannada Articles in
  • Samrat Bharat

    Ah the usual whataboutery, with little concern for facts. Since when did other things being wrong make it right for a fraud godman to do some more wrong? That Ravisankar fraudman wanted some free publicity for the various products he wants to sell, and sales men like Mr. Butt here are all ready to do is bidding,

    So sad that our wise and historically analytical nation has got reduced to not even verifying facts as long as the narrative fits into our bigoted little minds. Since when did Jakkur Aerodrome become an Air Force Base? All it runs are commercial training sessions for kids willing to pay, and the NCC Air Wing.

    Wow, and what classy writing ! Buggers, rats, vultures .. Go wash your mouth Mr Butt.

  • Vidya

    Though I agree with everything else in the article I cannot but believe that continuing reforms in Hindu social life is a very good thing. I for one am very happy that sati is banned and casteism is discouraged and am especially joyful about the fact that the widows of Vrindavan have been supported to make a strong statement affirming that life in hinduism is meant to be a celebration, along with artha, dharma and moksha.

    • Rajat Datta

      I totally agree with you. All the ills which man put into Hindu social should be removed, once and for all.

  • vikram

    its anti hindu propoganda by anti modi…………………and amoung them some money pimps are also with them…..they are traitors like jai chand, jai singh, gulab singh, mir jaffar…… of today

  • krishna nand tewari

    A good .original article .Nation has to fight out long war with antinational forces disguised as NGOs and media .

  • Anand
  • Seel

    Still questions like how many trees were felled, garbage, sewage etc. Why can’t this festival moved to some stadium or halls? What are we going to achieve by bringing millions of people to the banks of the river, are we lacking some self esteem?

    • Zohrab

      What about agriculture of the poor residents of the area destroyed for arranging parking lot there?

      Whoever it is reigning India, the consequence is the same; disaster for farmers, poor people! They will be provided with internet connection; blank bank accounts. Khalas! No more poor or under privileged in the country!

      Kanhayya Kumar will be charged for sedition without evidence or using doctored materials BECAUSE WE ARE TO DECIDE!. Openly challenging an authority against imposing fine is OK! He is a diva, man-god! Above rule! He will be encouraged and asked not yield to pressure! ……….Disagreements if any……is just Goebbels law based statement…. not acceptable………….


  • Hariharan B.

    But why the govt. is silent and not controlling this NGT people. After all, govt. is the final arbiter in these cases. They (and all) know very well that NGT is just doing politics and no substance in their argument. They can kick these people/put them in place and should allow Sri Sri event smoothly. On the other hand, Modi and his minister V.Naidu is crying and complaining childishly that hindu culture is being attacked. And to whom they are complaining? Highly idiotic people with no clue to manage even simple affairs. And how they will protect the country and hinduism?

  • Hipo

    Sri Sri should not yield to pressure of NGT. Let NGT jails him and get ready for aftermath.

  • Ramesh Kumar

    If NGT is so keen then ban cremation using wood .Enforce Gas /electric cremation with tall chimneys .

    • Hipo

      NGT should not. Burning wood is carbon neutral.

  • jnu blogger

    • guest

      :)!! yeah!1

      • If you are planning to constantly visit that Goebbels law based site and giving his website hits, I’d suggest that you should abuse the muslim and christian prophets in your posts there since that blogger article is carrying the JNU propaganda about Goddess Durga.

        • guest

          Actually, I got bored already, they are repetitive, little in-depth research, hardly any citations, and really no argument. I won’t except writing counter arguments. Absusing is a bit hard, but i do very clearly ask questions or make comments that should question their thinking. But i really do not plan on being there —:((!! :))

  • कृ

    Indiafacts has gotten way too ad-hominem of late; accept that this was a fail, and move on. You can’t accuse the intentions of the accuser, when his accusation is true.

    • untildnextFPban:)

      How exactly is it true ??

      • Zohrab

        It seems there is too much of a keyboard malfunction here beyond repair! And ad-hominem is not in the dictionary either.

        • untildnextFPban:)

          I am asking how do you know the accusations are true?

          • Zohrab

            Well ………. I was not exclusively pointing out at the accusations but the general nature of the posts and the concerted feedbacks from the same commenters. To recognize this one has to come out of the self-made cocoon.

          • untildnextFPban:)

            Oh so sanctimonious are we ??…that too without proofs ..,.sigh

          • Zohrab

            I am seeing here the same sanctimonious people who were at the Patiala Magistrate Court!

          • untildnextFPban:)

            They were goondas .Full stop

  • Jitendra Desai

    Thanks Chiranjeevi for these inputs.Those relying on MSM will never know this.Time for this NDA govt to wind up this NGT.

  • eevajay

    Author’s simple straight into the mafia called NGT. NGT in NE listens to Church and doesnt allow Mining activity so as India continue to import Uranium and west dependent. NGT is India’s Greenpeace but works against India alone!!!

    • Harish

      I do not think the Church has that kind of clout. If they do have, thats great to hear that they are having this kind of impact. If you are a great advocate of mining activity visit a few mining towns in China (which we are all out to emulate). If you want to talk only about Uranium mining, visit a place called Jaduguda in Jharkhand. The local population is still struggling to recover from the uranium poisoning of their water bodies done by a PSU.

      • eevajay

        If you dont think, doesnt mean its not happening!
        My country cant be an eternal beggar/importer loosing forex, industry, jobs for fear of causing eco damage. Every Nation including west, china grown with a side effect on ecology, India not exceptional. However learn from their experience, put genuine efforts to rehabilitate people, bring new technology to reduce stress on eco system.

        • Harish

          That is ‘hope’- it rarely gets fulfilled. First need is to have proper institutional measures which ensure that proper Environmental assessment and rehabilitation takes place properly. Instead what happens is that the needs of the tribals and displaced are easily overlooked. The industrialists get their way- either through something like a Jayanti-tax (earlier) or currently through their clout with people at power in the ministry.
          Second, you seem to have a sterilized image of China’s growth- please visit some Chinese mining and industrial towns. The West has smartly outsourced most manufacturing- particularly those with more adverse effects on the environement- to Asia and Africa.

  • Nabha Garjana

    money cant buy intellect. people may shout rhetoric and media may cover them, but to survive an an blogging/news site for dumb people is not possible as is this site that you refer.

    • guest