Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, on Sunday night, requested the Central Government to allow more companies to produce COVID-19 medicines as the country is facing an unparalleled surge in cases. Noting that the nation is going through a 'challenging' time, Gurudev made this appeal. India is also reporting a shortage of vaccines and many states have started taking the help of global manufacturers to meet the required demand.
The Art of Living founder pointed out that it is 'need of the hour'.
When the whole nation is going through a challenging time, I would urge the Government of India to use the public health safeguards in the Patents Act and permit more companies to produce medicines in the fight against Covid. It is the need of the hour.— Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (@SriSri) May 23, 2021
The appeal from the spiritual leader comes nearly a week after he shared his wisdom through Republic World on how to combat the current crisis. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar shared positive thoughts and tried to disseminate vital information for people who are going through a wrecking situation. Gurudev and his organization, Art of Living have been continuously contributing to the fight against the pandemic. The volunteers from AoL and the International Association of Human Values (IAHV) are working on-ground in Maharashtra to help people get access to COVID-19 essentials amid a shortage.
Few hours after making the request to the Union Government, Gurudev tweeted informing about the yoga session that he procured with '7800 volunteers and yoga enthusiasts from Russia & 45 European countries'. This was another step by the spiritual leader to extend support to people around the world. Gurudev tweeted that the session was about enlightening people on how to handle mind and emotions during this unprecedented time. Earlier, the spiritual leader was interacting with leaders and citizens of 54 African countries to help them achieve more peace in this time of disaster.
Gurudev informed about the Yoga campaign late on Sunday.
Addressed 7800 volunteers and yoga enthusiasts from Russia & 45 European countries on handling our mind and emotions in the current crisis.— Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (@SriSri) May 23, 2021
Apart from extending spiritual power for the mental and physical health of people, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is also helping in distributing oxygen concentrators which are currently needed the most.
On Sunday, Karnataka's rural hospitals received additional oxygen concentrators.
68 Oxygen Concentrators will be distributed in rural hospitals and clinics of Karnataka. pic.twitter.com/2zmYU2tZfI— Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (@SriSri) May 23, 2021
Apart from the relief work for the COVID-19 challenge, Ravi Shankar's Art of Living team is parallelly also working for the environmental cause.