Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of The Art of Living, was declared an illustrious citizen by the Paraguayan Municipality on September 12.
The Mayor, Dr Arnaldo Samaniego, and the Counsellor Martin Arevalo also declared Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as an illustrious guest of the city of Asuncion.
On his arrival in the capital city of Paraguay, Sri Sri was received by a Paraguayan band amidst the cheer of a large group of Paraguayan people and followers, who had never received him in the country.
His arrival was immediately followed by a press conference with leading television news channels. Sri Sri continued with a meeting of business leaders who have created the NGO, Juntos por la Educacion (Together for Education), headed by Edgard Insfran. Sri Sri also addressed over 500 teachers in a conference titled, ‘Education with Inspiration.’
The day ended with a public conference.
Prior to this tour, Sri Sri was on a five-day visit of Argentina where he led 1.5 lakh people in meditation at the ‘Planeta Medita’ event.
Sri Sri also met and addressed an eclectic mix of people from all backgrounds. From the university students at Siglo, to prison inmates at the San Martin prison, to top CEOs and business leaders of the country, everyone listened in rapt attention to the spiritual leader.