Art of Living founder honoured with global prize

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Sri Ravi Shankar, Indian News MelbourneArt of Living founder Sri Ravi Shankar has become the first Indian to receive the Crans Montana Forum Award, one of the highest civilian honours in Belgium, a release from the group said.

The award acknowledges an individual’s contribution to making the world a humane place. The award was conferred on the seer June 24.

The earlier recipients of the award include German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Israeli President Shimon Peres, former Palestine Liberation Organisation chief Yasser Arafat, European Commission Chief Jose Manuel Barroso and Soviet Union’s last president Mikhail Gorbachev.

Jean Paul Carteron, founder of the Crans Montana Forum said: “In you, the east is not only leading the world in spirit, but in action as well. You have broadened the vision of those who are more fortunate and have shared with the less fortunate. If your teachings were followed by politicians, the world would be a different place.”

Ravi Shankar said “he would share it with all those millions who are silently working to make the world a better place”. (IANS)