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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2007

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, spiritual and humanitarian leader and founder of Art of Living, has been nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize by US Congressman Joseph Crowley. This is the second year in a row that Crowley has nominated Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for Nobel Peace Prize.

Through his Art of Living Foundation, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has helped bring peace to millions of people caught in between conflicts raging around the world. This year the Art of Living Foundation’s humanitarian works among the debt ridden farmers in India, people afflicted by natural disasters, rural women, children and prisoners have been highly appreciated by respective governments and general public. Another highlight this year was the visit of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to war torn Iraq carrying the message of peace.

While nominating Sri Sri Ravishankar for Nobel Peace Prize 2007 Congressman Crowley stated,

‘Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s dedication to providing assistance to those in need, teaching tools and techniques to create individual transformation and spreading a message of peace throughout the global community embodies the spirit of the Nobel Peace Prize.’

‘Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s commitment to helping those who may not help themselves is striking. He sets an example of goodwill for all of us, showing people around the world the value of service and devotion to a good cause, and I believe he should be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize,’ said Crowley, former co-chair of the Caucus on India and Indian Americans. ‘I am honored to forward his name to the judges in Oslo, Norway to be considered for this prestigious award that that celebrates humanity.’ (Official website of Congressman Joseph Crowley)