Awards and Honors: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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  • Honorary Doctorate, Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, Jan 19, 2013

    Doctorate Honoris Causa, Universidad Autonoma de Asuncion of Paraguay, Sept 13, 2012

    Diploma of Honour from the Buenos Aires University, Argentina, Sept 6, 2012

    Honoris Causa Doctor, Siglo XXI University Campus, Cordoba, Argentina, Sept 5, 2012

    Honorary Doctorate, Nyenrode University, Netherlands, June 15, 2012

    Honorary Doctorate from Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, March 21, 2012

    Professor Honoris Causa, Szent Istvan University, Budapest, (Hungary), June 24, 2009

    Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa, Bangalore University, India, 2009

    Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa, Nagarjuna University, India, 2008

    Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa, Maharaja Sayajirao University, India, 2007

    Doctor of Science, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India, 2007

    Doctor of Philosophy, Open International University for Complementary Medicine in Sri Lanka, 2006

    Honorary Doctorate from Kuvempu University, India, 2004



  • Siddha Shri Award, Belgaum, Karnataka, India, Dec 2, 2012

    Sir M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Award, Bangalore, India Oct 1, 2012

    Highest civilian award 'National Order of Merito de Comuneros, Paraguay, Sept 13, 2012

    Illustrious citizen by the Paraguayan Municipality, Sept 12, 2012

    Illustrious guest of the city of Asuncion, Paraguay, Sept 12, 2012

    Tiradentes Medal, the highest honor from Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, Sept 3, 2012

    The Sivananda World Peace award, Sivananda Foundation, South Africa, Aug 26, 2012

    Award for Peace & Harmony by Al-Mustafa University, Iran at Delhi, India, March 11, 2012

    Vishwa Chetana award, India, Dec. 19, 2011

    Human of the World Award, (bestowed by the Academy of National Security of Russia), Berlin, July 1, 2011

    Crans Montana Forum Award, Brussels, June 24, 2011

    2010 Atmajyoti Award, Delhi, India (Sept. 23, 2010)

    Culture in Balance Award, World Culture Forum, Dresden Germany, October 10, 2009

    The Ball of Peace awarded by The Peace Doves, Norway, June 13, 2009

    Phoenix Award, Atlanta, USA, 2008

    Honorary Citizenship and Goodwill Ambassador, Houston, USA, 2008

    Proclamation of Commendation, New Jersey, 2008

    Architect of World Peace Award, India, 2008

    ‘Light of East’ National Award, India, 2008

    Honored by United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC) for his contributions towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, 2007

    Honored by the city of Washington DC by proclaiming the week of his visit as ‘Human Values Week’ in March 2007

    National Veterans Foundation Award, USA, 2007

    Leadership Award for Extraordinary Promotion of World Peace and Harmony by Amity University, New Delhi, 2007

    Honorary Citizenship by City of Baltimore, Canada, 2006

    Honorary Citizen of the city of Calgary, Canada, 2006

    Centennial 2006 Medallion by the Legislative Assembly of Calgary, Canada, 2006

    The 2006 International Peace Award by ‘For the Love of Children Society of Alberta Canada’, 2006

    The Humanitarian Award by the city of Brampton, Ontario, 2006

    Order of the Pole Star, Mongolia, 2006

    Peter the Great First Grade Award, Russia, 2006

    Mongolian Prime Minister’s Award, Mongolia, 2006

    Alberta Legislative Centennial 2006 Medallion, 2006

    Dara Shikoh National Award for Harmony, New Delhi, India, 2005

    Global Humanitarian Award, Illinois, USA, 2005

    Mahavir-Mahatma Award India, 2005

    Bharat Shiromani Award, New Delhi, India, 2004

    The Illustrious Visitors Award, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2004

    Phoenix Award, USA, 2002

    Guru Mahatmya Award by Government of Maharashtra, India, 1997

    Nominated to the Advisory Board of Yale Divinity School, USA, 1990

    Title of Yoga Shiromani (Supreme Jewel of Yoga) by the President of India, 1986



  • April 25th, 2010, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA

    April 23, 2010, Milwaukee, USA

    April 20, 2010, Denver, USA

    October 29th, 2008, Irving, Texas, USA

    July 4th- 6th, 2008, Edison, New Jersey, USA

    July 29, 2007, Pomona, California, USA

    March 28, 2007, Washington DC, USA

    December 4, 2006, Regina, Canada

    November 25, 2006, Windsor, Canada

    November 21, 2006, Surrey, Canada

    November 21, 2006, Richmond, Canada

    September 13, 2006, Ottawa, Canada

    September 10, 2006, Halifax, Canada

    September 7, 2006, Edmonton, Canada

    June 28, 2002, Chicago, Illinois, USA

    May 9, 2002, Beverly Hills, California, USA

    April 29, 2002, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

    January 10, 2002, Austin, Texas, USA

    August 26, 2000, Washington DC, USA

    June 28, 2002, Chicago, Illinois, USA

    May 8, 2002, Beverley Hills, California, USA

    April, 2002, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

    January 10, 2002, Austin, Texas, USA

    August 26, 2000, Washington, USA

 
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