Sri Sri Ravi Shankar initiates a process of reconciliation between the Dalits and upper caste Hindus



Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of Art of Living, along with other NGOs has initiated a process to bring about reconciliation between the Dalits and upper caste Hindus. Leaders of Dalits and upper caste Hindus will be taking part in a conference called ‘Truth and Reconciliation’ at New Delhi as part of the initiative.

This Conference will see a 7- point concrete action-plan which will take the message to rural India. (link)

These Seven points are:

· Temple entry for Dalits

· Collective celebration including community feasts

· Abolition of separate utensils for Dalits

· Empowerment of women from economically weaker sections of society

· Providing educational facilities especially to weaker sections of society

· Providing spiritual and religious education to Dalit children, which they have been deprived of for hundreds of years

· Equality and justice for one and all without any discrimination.

The conference is on 9th of March, 2007 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Hamsadhwani Theatre, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.