BHUBANESWAR: Art of Living Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Sunday offered olive branch to the Maoists. The spiritual guru invited Maoist leaders to a discussion with him to resolve the issue peacefully.
"I request the Maoists to talk to us and leave the path of violence. Though the sole intention of the rebels is to work for the society, the path of violence which they have taken is not right. They should not kill police personnel who are only carrying out orders," said Guruji, who had successfully spoken to Maoists in Lalgarh and motivated them for negotiation with the government.
The founder of Art of Living also said that the Sri Sri University to be set up in Orissa will have an agro-business academy for proper planning and management of agriculture in the country. The spiritual guru is on a four-day visit to Orissa to participate in the celebration of 500 years of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's Orissa visit and to look into the development of the university. Read more from Times of India