AFTER "GURU Premiere" - Toronto welcomes the "GURU OF PEACE"

    Roger Nair Productions proud to announce press conference with 2007 Nobel
    Peace Prize Nominee - Sri Sri Ravi Shanker.

    TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - On the heels of his recent peace mission to
Iraq at the invitation of Prime Minister Nouri Kamel Mohammed Hassan
al-Maliki, Sri Sri Ravi Shanker, also known as the "Guru of Joy and Peace",
will visit Toronto as part of his 2007 world tour. Torontonians will have the
opportunity - from September 20 to September 23 - to learn directly from Sri
Sri Ravi Shanker and experience the benefits of his unique breathing and
meditation techniques.
    The Art of Living program has been attended by celebrities from
Hollywood, Bollywood, the sports world, and world leaders alike.

    A press conference for Sri Sri Ravi Shanker will be held as follows:
    September 21, 2007, at 11:00 am, at the Royal York Hotel, (British
Columbia Room). Sri Sri Ravi Shanker IN PERSON will attend to speak to
journalists and those interested in his program.

    The event in Toronto will be hosted in part by Roger Nair Productions a
local film production and distribution company with long standing ties to the
Indian entertainment world. The company has several home productions in
production and several ready for release. This company recently premiered Mani
Ratnam's superb Guru in Toronto, representing the first world premiere of an
Indian film, held outside of India.
    Sri Sri's silver jubilee event in 2006 in India was attended by
2.5 million people. The event drew dignitaries from 150 countries including
prime ministers and presidents. Over the last 25 years it is estimated that
300 million people or more have been touched by Sri Sri's teachings. Sri Sri
Ravi Shanker has addressed the United Nations the World Economic Forum, the
European Parliament, the Scottish parliament, and numerous government
    Sri Sri Ravi Shanker is not a stranger to Canada or to Toronto. In fact,
he has created a highly unusual prison reform program that has recently been
adopted by the Government of Canada. Officials based the program on the format
that has already proven to be highly successful in countries such as India,
South Africa and Argentina.
    In August of 2007, a group of First Nations youth from northern Manitoba
participated in the Art of Living's intense two-week Youth Leadership Training
Program, in an initiative sponsored by Manitoba's Ministry of Aboriginal and
Northern Affairs. A small group of young people from the First Nations bands
will continue their training this fall, at the Art of Living international
center near Montreal, Quebec.


    Information about the Iraqi peace program:

For further information:

For further information: Roger Nair,,
(416) 786-1967; Subhasis Ojha,, (905) 339-9013,

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