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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar receives Honorary Doctorates from Argentina

09-12-2012 11:44 PM CET | Associations & Organizations

Press release from: The Art Of Living

Argentina, Sept 7. 2012: Humanitarian leader and Founder, The Art of Living, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was awarded the honorary doctorate, Honoris Causa Doctor at the Siglo XXI University Campus in the city of Cordoba, Argentina.

Dr. Jose Manuel de la Sota, Governor of Cordoba, also named Sri Sri as the honorary citizen of Cordoba for his foundation's humanitarian work. Dr Sergio Lais, General Consul of India named Sri Sri as the Custodian of the World Peace.

The Dean of the University invited Sri Sri University, India to sign a cooperation agreement for the exchange of professors, students and knowledge.

At this university conference, Sri Sri said, “I hope to take to the East, the good from the West, (and) take the good from the East to the West and make a better world together. Today, knowledge from West and East are not separate. We are in a globalized world and our youth deserve more than a partial vision.”

Addressing the students, Sri Sri said, “You should have two goals: your personal growth and your contribution to society, because when your mind is happy, you want to share it with all.”

Sri Sri was also awarded with a Diploma of Honour from the Buenos Aires University where thousands had gathered.

Highlighting the need for reviving human values in society, Sri Sri spoke at a conference in the University: “We need to include wisdom and human values in the programs; it is the way to fight against violence and depression”. Speaking on corruption, Sri Sri stated, “When there is lack of spirituality and sense of belonging corruption arises and this begins to revert when common people take responsibility”.

Speaking to University authorities, educators and students, Sri Sri also underlined the importance of meditation as a way to enhance the quality the life and elevate our consciousness.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will guide a global meditation at the El Planeta Medita event on September 9, 2012, (21.00 hours GMT) where 100,000 people will meditate simultaneously.

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is humanitarian leader, spiritual teacher and ambassador of peace. His vision of a stress-free, violence-free society has united millions of people the world over through service projects and the courses of The Art of Living.

The Art of Living
Founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,The Art of Living Foundation is a not-for-profit, educational and humanitarian NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. The organisation operates globally in 152 countries.

Projects in Argentina:

1. Great Art Competition for world peace
It is an art competition for schools and recreational CABA and Province of Buenos Aires, organized by the Art of Living Foundation. It is aimed at children and adolescents of school age in order to sensitize the youth on issues such as world peace and nonviolence.
2. Helping Hands
Helping Hands is a charity project and integrator formed by volunteers from the Art of Living Foundation and many volunteers working with the aim of improving human values ​​and quality of life of people living on the street unprotected. Our desire is to be an inspiration to service and our tools are love, knowledge and solidarity of many helping hands.

3. Prison Smart Programs
Prison Smart Program of The Art of Living teaches practical techniques tinmates.
Advanced breathing practices that create dynamic cleaning effects on the body and mind. Participants learn how to use your own breath to free product of the cumulative effects of stress and negative emotions.The centerpiece of the Prison Smart Program Art of Living is a breathing technique called Sudarshan Krya (purifying action). Through this unique breathing practice, breathing rhythms are used to eliminate stress, benefit the body organ function, transform emotions and promote calm and alert mind.

Office of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
21st KM, Kanakapura Road,
Udaypura, Bangalore,South,
Karnataka-560 082, India.

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