The State of Kuwait took part in the World Culture Festival, organized by the Art of Living Foundation headed by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, which kicked off this weekend in New Delhi.
The Kuwaiti delegation, grouping Assistant Director General of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) Dr. Bader Al-Duweesh, Shaimaa Hashem from the music department and Faisal Al-Naibari from the media department, participated upon directives of Information Minister and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah in recognition of the event's cultural significance.
Director General of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) Dr. Bader Al-Duweesh with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
The Festival featured artists from across the world and saw the attendance of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other leaders. The event is taking place in the shadow of a raging controversy over alleged flouting of environmental damages on the banks of the Yamuna River.
The Art of Living Foundation's 35th anniversary has drawn some 3.5 million visitors to see thousands of performers in elaborate arrangements, as the Festival resembled a small township spread over 400 hectares, with tents as far as the eye can see. The main stage alone covered more than 2.8 hectares.