The festival symbolised harmonious co-existence and celebrated diversity by bringing together the power of the people on a common platform. It was a celebration in true sense with the vibrancy of dance and the serenity of music.
Marking the momentous occasion, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said, “In India we have always dreamt of the world as one family. Today that dream seems to be taking shape into reality - “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” - We are all one. People have come from far and wide - right from Argentina, Mongolia, Pakistan, Nepal etc. and I welcome you all here, and I would say that you have all come to your home and I belong to you all. Today we are giving out a very strong message of oneness to the whole world when it is so much needed; when there is so much gap between communities, nations, between ideologies etc.”