Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi shankar was on Sunday honoured with an international peace prize for his efforts in ensuring world peace.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh gave away the “Dr Nagendra Singh International Peace Award” to the spiritual leader at a function at Vigyan Bhawanhere.
The award has been instituted in the memory of Dr Nagendra Singh, first Indian judge at International Court of Justice, Hague.
Ravi Shankar, commonly known as Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, was born on 13 May 1956 in Tamil Nadu, India. He is also frequently referred to simply as “Sri Sri” (honorific) or as Guruji or Gurudev. He is a spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living Foundationcreated in 1981, which aims to relieve individual stress, societal problems, and violence. In 1997, he established a Geneva-based charity, the International Association for Human Values, an NGO that engages in relief work and rural development and aims to foster shared global values.