India’s most famous World Peace Leader arrives in UK for Millennium Developement Goal and World Peace Festival 2008

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His Holiness Sri Vasanth Gurudevji raises awareness of UN Millennium Development Goals and marks Guinness World Record for the largest number of candles lighted for world peace

India’s most famous World Peace Leader, His Holiness Sri Vasanth Gurudevji has arrived in the UK for the forthcoming Millennium Development Goal and World Peace Festival 2008, taking place 30th September – 9th October at Gurpanth Parkash, Ashford Road, Leicester and on 5th October at Leicester Tigers, Aylestone Road, Leicester.

Already holding four Guinness World Records, two Limca Book of Records and many awards in relation to world peace, His Holiness Sri Vasanth Gurudevji will be heading ten days of prayer or ‘Maha Poojans’, each day of prayer dedicated to one of the UN Millennium Development Goals, namely: to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; to achieve universal primary education; to promote gender equality and empower women; to reduce child mortality; to improve maternal health; to combat HIV and AIDS; to combat malaria and other diseases; to ensure environmental sustainability; and to develop a global partnership for development.

In addition to this, and to symbolise global unity, His Holiness will be holding a unique event, which will represent a Guinness World Record for the largest number of candles lighted for world peace, on 5th October at Leicester Tigers. His Holiness and believers in the principles of world peace non-violence from a multitude of faiths, will be lighting 66,840 candles, to signify the world’s total population of 6,684 billion, together with an additional 195 coloured candles to represent the total countries across the globe.

His Holiness Sri Vasanth Gurudevji is the life force behind the construction of the holy pilgrimage in Krishnagiri near Bangalore, India, which will house the world’s highest 365 feet temple in the near future. He is also behind the world’s largest glass temple, which has already been erected by his Holiness and which marks the first of its kind in modern history.

His Holiness Sri Vasanth Gurudevji has inspired 25 Seva Trusts in India, dedicated to service to humanity and providing charity works across the world, with a specific focus on schools for young children in India, eradicating poverty, opening hospitals in villages, providing care for the elderly, needy and homeless and creating employment for the youth in India. On 1st January 2004, an audience of over 25,000 people was witness to His Holiness’ first words following an eight-month long silence.

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