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Gandhi Peace Pilgrim Award presented to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Atlanta

The award was presented to the founder of Art of Living for “his outstanding service and contribution for humanity to bring the change we want to see in the world”, through his wisdom, insight and inspiration in the spirit of Gandhi-King leaching of Peace and Ahimsa” said the citation.

Indian spiritual guru and Art of Living Foundation leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar talks to an AFP journalist at the Foundation Center in Bani Gala, the outskirts of Islamabad. An Indian Hindu guru may be the last emissary the Taliban expect, but Sri Sri Ravi Shankar would love to teach inner peace to the world’s most notorious Islamist insurgents. Visiting Pakistan for the first time in eight years, he basks in the diplomatic rapprochement that made the trip possible but his dreams of harmony couldn’t be further removed from the suffering of millions worldwide.(Photo credit FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP via Getty Images)

By: Melvin Samuel

Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar was presented with the Gandhi Peace Pilgrimage award in Atlanta in recognition of his tireless efforts to spread the messages of peace and non-violence as espoused by Mahatma Gandhi & Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

The prestigious award given by the Gandhi Foundation of the USA was presented to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in the presence of Isaac Farris, nephew of Dr Martin Luther King Jr and India’s Consul General in Atlanta Dr Swati Kulkarni.

The award was presented to the founder of Art of Living for “his outstanding service and contribution for humanity to bring the change we want to see in the world”, through his wisdom, insight and inspiration in the spirit of Gandhi-King leaching of Peace and Ahimsa” said the citation.

“Certain messages are timeless messages. In this category, Martin Luther King’s and Mahatma Gandhi’s messages are very relevant. They are fresh to every age in every generation. Sometimes it becomes even more relevant. In today’s world where we are facing such polarization and tension, the message of peace must be heard loud and clear,” Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said in his acceptance speech.

(PTI)

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