“I want violence free Pakistan” these are the words of Indian Art of Living leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who was in Pakistan on his three-day visit beginning on Monday.
This “Peace Mission” meant to spread the message of peace and harmony to both countries’ people and put efforts to strengthen relations between two nations.
While the Art of living guru entered Lahore, as per report he said, “My dream is to see a violence free Pakistan, and I am sure it is possible.”
Full security to guru has been promised to provide by Pakistan government from the country’s Attari-Wagah border.
In Lahore while inaugurating the occasion at the FC College here, the Guru brought out the Hindu community problems there and taught youth to have a right to live and follow their religion.
Pakistan Today editor Arif Nizami, former finance minister Sartaj Aziz, Humaira Shahid of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid, and Omar Cheema of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, headed by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, all were presented on this occasion.
“There is only one god. Like in Islam there are 99 names of Allah, in Hinduism there are 108 forms of the same god. Idol is just a symbol,” he quoted as saying while urged youth to commit themselves for the creation of a non-violent South Asia because there is need for people-to-people contacts.
During his second visit after July 2004, Spiritual leader will meet politicians, students, business and social classes and others in Pakistan and also visit on the places of religious significance, including the Badshahi mosque where Ravi Shankar would inaugurate an Art of Living centre.