Doncaster to take part in global peace event

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Doncaster is set to be part of the biggest simultaneous meditation for peace on Saturday 28 September at a special event organized by volunteers of the Art for Living Foundation.

The event, which is being held at the Doncaster Deaf Trust’s Leger Way campus from 10am until 11.30am, is entitled The Planet Meditates 2013.

On the 28 September more than 300 cities, towns, villages around the world are expected to host similar events in their respective countries.

New York, Caracas, Buenos Aires, Madrid, New Delhi, Moscow and Cairo are amongst those that will gather to promote peace and happiness. A similar event in 2011, organized by the Argentinian volunteers, brought together more than 150,000 people in Argentina alone.

The event, which is free to attend, supports the International Day of Peace, which commemorates and strengthens the ideals of peace in all nations.

The Art of Living Foundation is a non-profit, educational and humanitarian Non-Governmental Organisation engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. The organisation operates globally in 151 countries and works in special consultative status with the Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.

Dr Ravi Karwa, organiser of the event in Doncaster said, “We are very much looking forward to holding our event in Doncaster.

“Taking care of the mind is as important as looking after the body. Meditation nourishes the mind and is a wonderful experience for all to enjoy.

“I hope that as many people as possible come down to our event and be part of something very special.”

The Planet Meditates 2013 is generously supported by Doncaster Deaf Trust and does not require any kind of previous experience.

Bobbie Roberts, Chair of Trustees at Doncaster Deaf Trust said: “It is a privilege and an honour to be hosting such an international event at the Deaf Trust. We are a very adaptable venue and hold a number of wide ranging events throughout the year.

“We wish Dr Ravi and his team all the very best with The Planet Meditates event and I am sure it will be a great success.”