Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been conferred with Colombia’s highest civilian award, Orden de la Democracia Simon Bolivar en el grado de cruz Caballero.
He was bestowed with this award for spreading the message of peace in society, reducing stress, inter-mediation in war and combating violence through yoga and breathing exercises.
About Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
- Ravi Shankar was as Ravi Shankar on 13 May 1956 in Papanasam, Tamil Nadu. He is referred as Sri Sri (honorific) or as Guruji.
- He is founder of humanitarian and educational NGO called Art of Living Foundation established in 1981. The NGO aims to relieve individual stress, societal problems, and violence.
- Awards: Paraguay’s highest civilian award National Order of Merito de Comuneros (2012), Mongolia’s highest civilian award Order of the Pole Star (2006).