The National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK (NISAU) has awarded its Honorary Fellowship to His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar during his recent trip to the UK. The event in Leicester was attended by over 1500 people.
Honorary Fellowship of the National Indian Students and Alumni Union is the highest honour that can be bestowed onto a non-member by the Union.
The individual will have made significant and long lasting contributions to India, Indian Culture and/or the welfare of Indian youth in the UK, or elsewhere. It is awarded in recognition of, but is not limited to:
- distinction in the arts, literature, science, business or public life; or
- exceptional service to NISAU
With NISAU striving for the betterment of the society and working towards development and change, the organisation is proud to honour Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for his immense contribution to furthering world peace & working towards a violence-free society, for his social and cultural contributions to India and for furthering Yoga, Meditation and Spiritual Studies in a global context.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a world renowned humanitarian leader, spiritual teacher and ambassador of peace. He has constantly emphasised the need for reinforcing human values and recognising humanity as the greatest identity.
Fostering interfaith harmony and calling for multi-cultural education as the remedy for fanaticism are significant parts of his efforts to achieve sustainable peace.
His work has touched the lives of millions of people around the world, going beyond the barriers of race, nationality and religion with the message of a “One-World Family”; that inner and outer peace are possible; and that a stress-free, violence-free society can be created through service and the reawakening of human values.
Miss Sanam Arora, President of NISAU commented “The need to really imbibe in ourselves that it is humanity first is more important today, than ever before. Sri Sri’s teachings resonate deeply with us as the youth of today who find ourselves at interesting crossroads between Science and Spirituality.
“At NISAU one of our key aims is to further amongst Indian youth resident in the UK the feelings of compassion, Vasudheva Kutumbakam (The World is a Family) and Satyamev Jayate (Truth Alone Prevails). We recognise Sri Sri’s outstanding global contributions based on these very principles and hope to further these amongst the youth under his guidance”
Mr Vikram Duhan, Vice President of NISAU added “We are privileged to bestow the NISAU Honorary Fellowship on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for his exceptional contributions towards the advancement of world peace and humanitarian values.
“Further, Sri Sri’s recognition of and work towards the power of youth has inspired us. An example is his initiation of the World Youth Forum, a platform to bring youth together to create an open platform for the youth to voice their message to the world’s top decision makers in today’s global economic and political environment, and to the world community at large!”