Farmers to Be Feted at World Culture Festival

Posted on: Saturday, February 27, 2016


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Two farmers from Namkom block have been shortlisted for 'Shree Shree Shrestha Krishi' award for their pioneering work in organic farming in Jharkhand. The award will be given during the three-day World Culture Festival 2016 which is being organized to mark 35th anniversary of The Art of Living foundation in Delhi from March 11. Over 34 lakh delegates from 155 countries are expected to converge in the national capital for the festival.

Jharkhand will be represented by 5,000 delegates from Jharkhand, including Governor Droupadi Murmu, state ministers Saryu Rai, Randhir Singh. The state has also decided to send special team of Chhau dancers and 66 tribal music artistes selected from all across the state.

The list of invitees include world leaders like former United Nations secretary general Boutros Boutros Ghali, Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena, Afghanistan CEO Abdullah Abdullah, US congressman Tim Ryan, former prime minister of Pakistan Yousuf Gilani among others. The leaders will be having numerous discussion for promoting peace and harmony in the the world. President Pranab Mukherjee will be the chief guest for the closing ceremony on March 13.

Source: TOI

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