Awards and Honors: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's vision of a violence-free, stress-free society through the reawakening of human values has been recognized and appreciated the world over. Gurudev has been honored for his contribution to humanity in the fields of conflict resolution, peace promotion and for promoting human values. The awards and felicitations bestowed on Gurudev celebrate the causes that he champions as well as his philosophy of a one world family.

Communities from different backgrounds and faiths have joined in Gurudev’s mission of creating a stress-free, violence-free world. When Sri Sri was awarded the Culture in Balance Award in October 2009, he said, "I share this award with all those people who stand for a violence-free and stress-free society. This award is not for a person or personality, but for a principle that stands for the ideal of one world family and cultural plurality."

Many countries from around the world have honored Gurudev. A few of the countries include:

  • India: ‘Padma Vibhushan’, highest annual civilian award of India, March 26, 2016
  • Peru: ‘Diploma de Honor’ by the National Congress of Peru, Lima, June 30, 2015
  • Colombia: Highest civilian award, 'Orden de la Democracia Simón Bolívar', Bogota, Colombia, June 24, 2015
  • Paraguay: 'National Order of Merito de Comuneros', highest civilian award, Paraguay, September 13, 2012
  • Mongolia: Order of the Pole Star, 2006, the highest civilian award, 2006
  • India: Title of Yoga Shiromani (Supreme Jewel of Yoga) by the President of India, 1986
  • Canada: The Humanitarian Award by the city of Brampton, Ontario, 2006
  • Russia: Human of the World Award bestowed by the Academy of National Security of Russia, July 1, 2011

Honorary Doctorates

Gurudev has received 16 doctorates from universities across the globe:

  • India: Honorary Doctorate from Sharda University, Delhi, March 4, 2017
  • India: Doctorate of Literature (Honoris Causa), Utkal University, Orissa, April 25, 2013
  • Paraguay: Doctorate Honoris Causa, Universidad Autonoma de Asuncion of Paraguay, September 13, 2012
  • Argentina: Diploma of Honor from the Buenos Aires University, September 6, 2012
  • Netherlands: Honorary Doctorate, Nyenrode University, Netherlands, June 15, 2012
  • Hungary: Professor Honoris Causa, Szent Istvan University, Budapest, June 24, 2009

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Honors Bestowed By Governments Across The World

  • Padma Vibhushan – India’s highest annual civilian award, March 26, 2016
  • 'Diploma de Honor' by the National Congress of Peru, Lima, June 30, 2015
  • ‘Medalla de la Integracion en el Grado de Gran Oficial’ bestowed by The Andean parliament, Peru, June 30, 2015
  • Highest civilian award, 'Orden de la Democracia Simón Bolívar', Bogota, Colombia, June 24, 2015
  • Highest civilian award 'National Order of Merito de Comuneros, Paraguay, September 13, 2012
  • Tiradentes Medal in Rio, the highest honor from Rio de Janeiro State, September 3, 2012
  • Mongolian Prime Minister's Award, Mongolia, 2006
  • Human of the World Award, (bestowed by the Academy of National Security of Russia), Russia, July 1, 2011
  • Title of Yoga Shiromani (Supreme Jewel of Yoga) by the President of India, 1986

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Days

While several cities in the US and Canada have also honored Gurudev by declaring a day during his visits to the cities as 'Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Day', some countries have bestowed him the honor of 'Illustrious Visitor'. Washington DC honored his visit to the city in 2007 by marking that week as 'Human Values Week'. He has also been accorded honorary citizenship by some US and Canadian cities. In 2006, during his visit to Jaipur, India, Gurudev was handed the symbolic key to the city by the Mayor of Jaipur.

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Other Awards

  • Peace Ambassador Award, World Peace and Diplomacy Organization, India, June 6, 2018
  • International Leadership Award, Simon Wiesenthal Center, USA, April 17, 2018
  • Bharat Gaurav Award, Sanskriti Yuva Sanstha, USA, June 9, 2017
  • Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar, Maharashtra State Marathi Patrakar Sangha, India, April 19, 2017
  • Dr. Nagendra Singh International Peace Award, India, November 20, 2016
  • Humanitarian Award from the Municipality of Lima, Peru, June 30, 2015
  • Medalla de la Integracion en el Grado de Gran Oficial, Andean Parliament, Lima, Peru, June 30, 2015
  • The Asia Pacific BrandLaureate Award, Kuala Lumpur, March 29, 2015
  • Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize, USA, April 3, 2013
  • Crans Montana Forum Award, Brussels, June 24, 2011
  • Culture in Balance Award, Dresden, Germany, October 10, 2009
  • Dara Shikoh National Award for Harmony, New Delhi, India, 2005
  • National Veterans Foundation Award, USA, 2007

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Complete List of All Awards

List Of All Doctorates

  1. Honorary Doctorate, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India, March 4, 2017
  2. Honorary Doctorate, Desh Bhagat University, Punjab, India, October 21, 2013
  3. Doctorate of Literature (Honoris Causa), Utkal University, Orissa, India, April 25, 2013
  4. Honorary Doctorate, Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, January 19, 2013
  5. Doctorate Honoris Causa, Universidad Autonoma de Asuncion of Paraguay, September 13, 2012
  6. Diploma of Honor, Buenos Aires University, September 6, 2012
  7. Honoris Causa Doctor, Siglo XXI University Campus, Cordoba, Argentina, September 5, 2012
  8. Honorary Doctorate, Nyenrode University, Netherlands, June 15, 2012
  9. Honorary Doctorate, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Rajasthan, India, 2012
  10. Professor Honoris Causa, Szent Istvan University, Budapest, (Hungary), June 24, 2009
  11. Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa, Bangalore University, India, 2009
  12. Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa, Nagarjuna University, India, 2008
  13. Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa, Maharaja Sayajirao University, India, 2007
  14. Doctor of Science, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India, 2007
  15. Doctor of Philosophy (Holistic Medicine), Open International University for Complementary Medicine in Sri Lanka, 2006
  16. Honorary Doctorate, Kuvempu University, India, 2004

Honors Bestowed By Governments Across The World

  1. Padma Vibhushan – India’s highest annual civilian award, March 26, 2016
  2. Humanitarian Award from the Municipality of Lima, Peru, June 30, 2015
  3. “Medalla de la Integracion en el Grado de Gran Oficial”, Andean Parliament, Lima, Peru, June 30, 2015
  4. “Diploma de Honor” by the National Congress of Peru in Lima, June 30, 2015
  5. Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature Assembly, USA, June 30, 2014
  6. 'Most Illustrious Guest Award' awarded by the Mayor of Lima, Peru, September 15, 2012
  7. Highest civilian award 'National Order of Merito de Comuneros, Paraguay, September 13, 2012
  8. Illustrious citizen by the Paraguayan Municipality, September 12, 2012
  9. Illustrious guest of the city of Asuncion, Paraguay, September 12, 2012
  10. Tiradentes Medal in Rio, the highest honor from Rio de Janeiro State, Sept. 3, 2012
  11. Vishwa Chetana award, India, December 19, 2011
  12. Human of the World Award, (bestowed by the Academy of National Security of Russia), Russia, July 1, 2011
  13. Phoenix Award, Atlanta, USA, 2008
  14. Honorary Citizenship and Goodwill Ambassador, Houston, USA, 2008
  15. Proclamation of Commendation, New Jersey, 2008
  16. Architect of World Peace Award, India, 2008
  17. 'Light of East' National Award, India, 2008
  18. Honored by United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC) for his contributions towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, 2007
  19. Honored by the city of Washington DC by proclaiming the week of his visit as 'Human Values Week' in March 2007
  20. Leadership Award for Extraordinary Promotion of World Peace and Harmony by Amity University, New Delhi, 2007
  21. Honorary Citizenship by City of Baltimore, Canada, 2006
  22. Honorary Citizen of the city of Calgary, Canada, 2006
  23. Centennial 2006 Medallion by the Legislative Assembly of Calgary, Canada, 2006
  24. The Humanitarian Award by the city of Brampton, Ontario, 2006
  25. Order of the Pole Star, Mongolia, 2006
  26. Peter the Great First Grade Award, Russia, 2006
  27. Mongolian Prime Minister's Award, Mongolia, 2006
  28. Alberta Legislative Centennial 2006 Medallion, 2006
  29. Global Humanitarian Award, Illinois, USA, 2005
  30. Bharat Shiromani Award, New Delhi, India, 2004
  31. The Illustrious Visitors Award, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2004
  32. Phoenix Award, USA, 2002
  33. Guru Mahatmya Award by Government of Maharashtra, India, 1997
  34. Nominated to the Advisory Board of Yale Divinity School, USA, 1990
  35. Title of Yoga Shiromani (Supreme Jewel of Yoga) by the President of India, 1986

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Days

  1. July 7th, 2018, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  2. March 20th, 2017, Austin, Texas, USA
  3. October 23rd, 2014, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  4. April 25th, 2010, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
  5. April 23rd, 2010, Milwaukee, USA
  6. April 20th, 2010, Denver, USA
  7. October 29th, 2008, Irving, Texas, USA
  8. July 4th-6th, 2008, Edison, New Jersey, USA
  9. July 29th, 2007, Pomona, California, USA
  10. March 28th, 2007, Washington DC, USA
  11. December 4th, 2006, Regina, Canada
  12. November 25th, 2006, Windsor, Canada
  13. November 21st, 2006, Surrey, Canada
  14. November 21st, 2006, Richmond, Canada
  15. September 13th, 2006, Ottawa, Canada
  16. September 10th, 2006, Halifax, Canada
  17. September 7th, 2006, Edmonton, Canada
  18. June 28th, 2002, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  19. May 9th, 2002, Beverly Hills, California, USA
  20. April 29th, 2002, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  21. January 10th, 2002, Austin, Texas, USA
  22. August 26th, 2000, Washington DC, USA
  23. June 28th, 2002, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  24. May 8th, 2002, Beverley Hills, California, USA
  25. January 10th, 2002, Austin, Texas, USA
  26. August 26th, 2000, Washington, USA

Human Values Week / Happiness Day

  1. Day of Happiness & The Art of Living in Dallas declared in Gurudev's honor - July 3, 2015
  2. Day of Happiness in Tampa declared in Sri Sri's honor - June 18, 2015
  3. Human Values Week in Louisiana – February 23, 2007
  4. Human Values Week in Baltimore – March 25-March 31, 2007
  5. Human Values Week in Columbia – March, 2007
  6. Art of Living Foundation day – in Syracuse – May 7, 2004

Other Awards

  1. Peace Ambassador Award, World Peace and Diplomacy Organization, Bengaluru, India, June 6, 2018
  2. International Leadership Award, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles, USA, April 17, 2018
  3. Bharat Gaurav Lifetime Achievement Award, Sanksriti Yuva Sanstha, UN Headquarters, New York, USA, June 10, 2017
  4. Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar, Maharashtra State Marathi Patrakar Sangha, Pune, India, April 19, 2017
  5. Highest award for Human Values & Development by President of Guatemalan National Reserve Bank, Guatemala, December 8, 2016
  6. Dr. Nagendra Singh International Peace Award, New Delhi, India, November 20, 2016
  7. Acharya Mahapragya Ahimsa Samman, Bangalore, India, September 9, 2016
  8. Asia Pacific Brand Laureate Award, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 28, 2015
  9. Independent Charities of America Seal of Excellence, California, USA, October, 2013
  10. One World Family Award at the first “One World Family Days 2013” Conference, Stuttgart, Germany, September 13, 2013
  11. Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize by Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel, Morehouse College, Atlanta, USA, April 3, 2013
  12. Siddha Shri Award, Belgaum, Karnataka, India, December 2, 2012
  13. Sir M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Award, Bangalore, India, October 1, 2012
  14. The Sivananda World Peace award, Sivananda Foundation, South Africa, August 26, 2012
  15. Citizen Extraordinaire by Rotary International, Bangalore, India, March 27, 2012
  16. Award for peace and harmony by the Al-Mustafa University, Delhi, India, March 11, 2012
  17. Crans Montana Forum Award, Brussels, June 24, 2011
  18. Atmajyoti Award, Delhi, India, September 23, 2010
  19. Culture in Balance Award, Dresden, Germany, October 10, 2009
  20. The Ball of Peace awarded by The Peace Doves, Norway, June 13, 2009
  21. National Veterans Foundation Award, USA, 2007
  22. Sant Shri Dnyaneshwara World Peace Prize, Pune, India, January 11, 2007
  23. The 2006 International Peace Award by ‘For the Love of Children Society of Alberta Canada’, Canada, 2006
  24. Dara Shikoh National Award for Harmony, New Delhi, India, 2005
  25. Mahavir-Mahatma Award, India, 2005