His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is to receive prestigious Mahaveer Award at the House of Commons

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a leading humanitarian and spiritual leader, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and the founder of the Art of Living Foundation – one of world’s largest volunteer based organisations.
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May 9, 2007 - PRLog -- His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is to receive prestigious Mahaveer Award at the House of Commons in recognition of his message of peace and non-violence on 17 May 2007.

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a leading humanitarian and spiritual leader, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and the founder of the Art of Living Foundation – one of world’s largest volunteer based organisations. The theme of the Award event is ‘Ahimsa’ and during the event H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will reiterate his message of compassion and peaceful living.  

H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will receive the prestigious award from Mr Nitin Mehta MBE of Vegetarian Society.

“The award is in recognition of H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s unique contribution in presenting the ancient wisdom of India to millions of people all over the world. Ahimsa and Vegetarianism are the two strong foundations on which Indian culture stands. Through the Art of Living foundation Sri Sri is propagating these ancient values of India to the world,” said Mr Nitin Mehta.

Other recipients of the Mahaveer Award include Maneka Gandhi, Lord Weatherill, Tony Benn , Yuri Geller, Guruji Jaggiji Maharaj and Swami Ramdev.  

For more information please contact Mr Nitin Mehta, Ahimsa, Tel 02086866931 or  Kalpa Jhalla, Art of Living Foundation, Tel 07903 189601

Journalists wishing to attend the event should contact Mr Nitin Mehta, on Tel 02086866931

About His Holiness

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a world-renowned peace-maker and a leading humanitarian, a Noble Peace Prize nominee and a founder of one of world’s largest volunteer bases organizations – the Art of Living Foundation. He is noted for his innovative projects and workshops which have benefited more than 300 million people from over 150 countries. Projects are related to health, education, sustainable development and conflict resolution.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar regularly addresses high profile forums across the globe such as conflict resolution conferences, address to the Scottish Parliament in 2002, the conference in European Parliament in 2006, World Economic Forum in 2001 and 2003 and the UN Millennium Peace Summit in 2000. He has also addressed leading institutions such as NASA and Yale University.

The vision of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is to unite humanity, create a one world family. This vision is now evident globally - people from every background, religion, age, status have come together under one roof to celebrate life and help life in the desperate hour of need

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