National campaign launched at CU
MOHALI: Spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living Foundation Sri Sri Ravi Shankar launched the ‘drug-free campus’ national campaign at Chandigarh University on Monday. The campaign is the second edition of the ‘drug-free India’ campaign, which was launched at the university in 2019.
During a live interaction with students during a virtual session on ‘staying positive during a crisis’ , the spiritual leader said, “Our Prime Minister’s call for a self-reliant India is a visionary thought. The youth should turn this dream into a reality by turning this crisis into an opportunity through innovation. They should undertake research and bring out ideas that can shape the world and make India the powerhouse for development.”
Around 45,000 students and faculty from all over India participated in the session, which was jointy convened by the Art of Living Foundation and the varsity.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar encouraged the youth to stay positive during the current crisis by practising meditation. He said, “On one hand, the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev are relevant as they teach humanity to foster a selfcentric approach and serve humanity, while on the other hand the 10th Sikh master Guru Gobind Singh teaches us to leave distress behind and become a fighter and protector.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with CU chancellor Satnam Singh Sandhu at the online launch.