Sri Sri Ravi Shankar nominated for Nobel prize

via HK published on January 12, 2006

Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar from India has been nominated for the Nobel Peace by US Congressman Joseph Crowley.In a statement he told  Sri Sri Ravi Shankar helped bring peace to thousands of people through his Art of Living Foundation.

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar founder of the Art of Living and the International Association for Human Values, has inspired a global phenomenon of caring,   sharing and service which has spread to over 146 countries across the globe. The programmes and service activities of the Art of Living Foundation have benefitted over 20 million people across the globe.

His Holiness’ life and work have been dedicated to reviving human values and bringing about world peace and development through an individual commitment to joyful living, selfless service and self-awareness.

He brings together the pristine wisdom of ancient India, the knowledge of breath,meditation, and the importance of doing selfless service and offers them as tools to humanity to recover joyous peaceful living.


Born in 1956 in Papanasam, India, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar studied with many renowned spiritual masters and became a scholar of Vedic Literature. By the age of seventeen, he obtained an Advanced Degree in Modern Physics.

In 1982, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar founded the Art of Living Foundation and in 1997, the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), which to date has development projects in 25,300 villages, bringing self-reliance to more than 2.3 million people.


Through the IAHV, large volunteer relief efforts have been delivered across the globe including in Afghanistan, in Bosnia, in India after the earthquake in Gujarat, in New York for those who were affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and in Asia in the aftermath of the recent tsunami disaster. IAHV volunteers have continue to provide trauma relief and stress management in Iraq.


His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar travels to over 40 countries every year, to reinforce the message that all religions and the great spiritual traditions share common goals and values. His simple message of love, practical wisdom and service encourages harmony, and teaches everyone to follow their chosen religious or spiritual path while honoring the path of others. Those who have listened to him acknowledge the universal inclusiveness of his appeal.


Sri Sri is the recipient of numerous honors including the “Dara Shikoh – National Award for Harmony 2005” by the Inter Faith Harmony Foundation of India, “2005 Global Humanitarian Award” by the state of Illinois, “Guru Mahatmya” award by Government of Maharashtra, India (September 1997), the title of “Yoga Shiromani (Supreme Jewel of Yoga)” by President of India (1986), Phoenix Award awarded by the Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. (April 2002), the Title of the Illustrious Visitor, Argentina (2004)


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