27 June 2016 Current Affairs: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been bestowed with an Honorary Fellowship by an Indian students body in the United Kingdom (UK) for his contributions to world peace and culture.
National Indian Students and Alumni Union (NISAU) have awarded Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with an Honorary Fellowship.
With NISAU striving for the betterment of the society and working towards development and change, the organisation is proud to honour Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for his immense contribution to furthering world peace & working towards a violence-free society, for his social and cultural contributions to India and for furthering Yoga, Meditation and Spiritual Studies in a global context.
At NISAU one of our key aims is to further amongst Indian youth resident in the UK the feelings of compassion, Vasudheva Kutumbakam (The World is a Family) andSatyamev Jayate (Truth Alone Prevails). We recognise Sri Sri's outstanding global contributions based on these very principles and hope to further these amongst the youth under his guidance.
Ravi Shankar : 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 Foundation created 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.For his service, he has received some of the highest awards of several countries including India, Peru, Colombia, and Paraguay. In January 2016, he was awarded the "Padma Vibhushan" by the Government of India.