Indian swami to give spiritual touch at Davos

Himalayan News Service

New Delhi, January 26:

Hard-boiled businessmen and politicians will get a chance to tune into their spiritual selves when India’s Swami Sukhabodhananda addresses the World Economic Forum summit in Davos starting on Wednesday.

Sukhabodhananda said in an e-mail, “As the world leaders jointly seek solutions to pressing issues on the global agenda, my objective of attending this meet is to provide a spiritual dimension to the issues.”

The only spiritual leader to represent India at the summit’s annual meet on January 26-30, Sukhabodhananda is the founder chairman of the Hyderabad-based Prasanna Trust. He is also the founder of the research wing of Prasanna Foundation, which focuses on the scientific aspects of meditation. Commerce and industry minister Kamal Nath and minister of state for science and technology minister Kapil Sibal will accompany the Davos delegation.

Infosys CEO Nandan Nilekani and chief mentor N R Narayana Murthy are also expected to address the meet, which will bring together about 30 trade ministers from India, the US, EU, China and Brazil. Sukhabodhananda will guide the assembly in the role of a panellist on topics such as “Conflict To Classroom”, “A Celebration Of Faith”, “Everything You Wanted To Know About Religion’, “Faith In Leadership”, “India And The World In 2025”.

The “corporate” swami, who has addressed gatherings in India and abroad, is also the author of books “Oh, Mind Relax Please!” and “Oh, Life Relax Please!” He has conducted meditation workshops for corporate executives at the invitation of industrial houses.