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Peace Festival with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Chicago

CHICAGO,IL- I Stand for Peace’ – a Peace Festival in Chicago led by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar attracted a large attendance.

Present at the event were Congressman Danny Davis 9D, IL-7th Dist.), Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D, IL-8th District), Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Representative Jim Durkin (R, 82nd District), Adarsh Shastri, Grandson of former PM of India Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri, Hoffman Estates Police Chief Kasia Cawley and a host of State Senators, State Representatives, Suburban Mayors and other prominent faith leaders.

Amidst the series of remarks, State Representative Jim Durkin (R,82nd District) said that he would table a resolution on the floor of the Illinois General Assembly to declare June 26th as the World Peace Day and celebrate its observance in the State of Illinois every year. Mayor Lori Lightfoot also sent a proclamation to the event, which was read by Alderman David Moore in which she declared June 26 each year to be “I Stand for Peace” Day.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar addressed the gathering and said, “In this polarized society, we need more people who can bring peace, who can bridge the gap from conflict to proper communication and celebration.”
Indian Americans Physicians held another exclusive event at the Double Tree Hotel in Oakbrook where Sri Sri Ravi Shankar addressed the physicians and held meditation. Several prominent physicians spoke of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s contribution in advancing peace amidst the growing turmoil. At the event, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar honored Dr.Bharat Barai, Chair of Indiana Medical Board, Dr. Sreenivas Reddy, Chair of Illinois Medical Board, Dr. Suresh Reddy, Trustee of Oakbrook Village, Ravi Kolli, AAPI President, Dr. Vishnu Chandy and Adarsh Shastri.

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