This is a fabulous opportunity for students to meet and be inspired by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of the Art of Living and a distinguished humanitarian ! We last had an opportunity in 2015, when we spent an insightful and witty Q&A hour with him at NUS .
He has been invited to give the keynote speech at the 3rd Annual Ikeda Peace & Harmony Lecture by the Wee Kim Wee Centre, Singapore Management University (SMU) and the Singapore Soka Association.
‘Creating Interfaith Dialogue and Understanding in a Multi-Cultural World’
20th November 2017, Monday, 6.30 – 8 PM
Venue: School of Law Auditorium, Singapore Management University (SMU), 55 Armenian Street, Singapore – 179943
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a world renowned spiritual and humanitarian leader. An ambassador of peace, he has played a key role in conflict resolution worldwide. He has received particular credit for bringing opposing parties to the negotiating table in Colombia, Iraq, Kosovo, Syria, the Ivory Coast, Kashmir, Assam and Bihar.
In a world beset with escalating violence and conflict, Sri Sri helps individuals find peace within which becomes the wellspring for peace and harmony in society.
Sri Sri’s message is to raise human values above everything else, recognizing that humanity is our highest identity and that we belong to a one-world family. Fostering interfaith harmony and calling for multi-cultural education as the remedy for fanaticism are significant parts of his efforts to achieve sustainable peace on our planet.
He has inspired millions across the globe to grow beyond the limited identities of caste, colour, religion or nationality, reminding us that love moves the world.
*Open to All – Free Admission
**Details of other public events organised by the Art of Living, Singapore during this visit to Singapore can be found at www.artofiving.org/sg-en.
About the Speaker
H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is the founder of The Art of Living Foundation, which aims to relieve individual stress, societal problems, and violence and The International Association of Human Values (IAHV), a Geneva-based NGO that engages in relief work and rural development and aims to foster shared global values.
He envisions a violence-free, stress-free society through the reawakening of human values. A multi-faceted social activist, his initiatives include conflict resolution, disaster and trauma relief, women empowerment, prisoner rehabilitation, education for all and campaigns against female foeticide and child labour.
Numerous honours have been bestowed upon Sri Sri for his service, including the highest civilian awards of several countries such as India, Peru, Colombia, and Paraguay and 16 honorary doctorates from various parts of the world. He has addressed several international forums, parliaments, business platforms, world conferences and prestigious universities across the globe.
On invitation from FARC and the Colombian President & Nobel Peace Prize Winner Juan Manuel Santos, Sri Sri gave a motivational keynote speech at Reconciliation Colombia-2016, which paved the way to a peace agreement between the FARC & the Colombian Government, formally ending their 52-year-old civil war.
He also had the honour of opening the Miraflores Locks (Panama Canal Gates) – where he was acknowledged as an influential leader inspiring people towards positive social transformation in December 2016. Some of his recent addresses include International Yoga Day at the UN headquarters New York, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium in June 2016 and at the House of Commons, United Kingdom in June 2016.
It is difficult to shortlist only a few of his initiatives and accolades ! He is truly inspiring!