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National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis presents "Emissary of Peace" award to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“Let us come together to spread the message of global peace,” Gurudev said.

Gurudev receiving the Emissary of Peace award (Provided)

Humanitarian and spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was felicitated with the 'Emissary of Peace' award during his global 'I stand for peace' campaign in Memphis, TN.

According to a news release, he was honored by the National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM) — a pivotal landmark in the history of non-violence and social transformation in the US.

"As a global humanitarian, a peace ambassador, founder of SKY programs and Healing breaths, you have touched millions of people in 180 countries and for your conflict resolution initiatives, we are honored to present to you this special award,” said Shaila Karkera, Director of Board, the National Civil Rights Museum. She was joined by Herb Hilliard, Chairman of the board of NCRM.

“Let us come together to spread the message of global peace,” Ravi Shankar said accepting the award.

The spiritual leader, who is the founder of the Art of Living Foundation, has received 39 governmental awards, including the highest civilian awards from several nations, and 24 universities have awarded him with honorary doctorates for peace-keeping and humanitarian efforts.