Washington, D.C., September 29, 2023 : In a momentous gesture, the United States Congress has honored two eminent Indian spiritual leaders, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Acharya Lokesh Muni, for their unwavering commitment to promoting global peace and harmony.
Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, while addressing the House of Representatives, extolled the profound contributions of these spiritual luminaries, acknowledging their roles in fostering peace and humanitarianism on an international scale.
Speaking of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Congressman Krishnamoorthi lauded, “With his message of peace and commitment to education and humanitarianism, Gurudev has lived a life dedicated to the betterment of others.” He described Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as a global humanitarian and spiritual leader whose transformative impact has spanned over four decades. Through meditation and yoga-based programs, he has guided individuals in Illinois and across the globe on their quest for inner peace.
Krishnamoorthi underscored that Gurudev’s charitable endeavors and educational initiatives have disseminated the belief that inner peace can precipitate tangible reductions in violence and conflict worldwide.
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The recognition also extended to Acharya Lokesh Muni, who has devoted his life to championing peace, religious tolerance, and universal values. Congressman Krishnamoorthi commended Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni Ji’s early commitment to studying and teaching Jainism, Buddhism, and Vedic philosophy.
“Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni Ji has dedicated himself to the promotion of peace and tolerance among different faith groups,” stated Krishnamoorthi, emphasizing the Acharya’s instrumental role in defusing communal violence on numerous occasions. Recently, Acharya Lokesh Muni inaugurated the World Peace Center in Gurugram, India, showcasing his relentless commitment to global peace.
With the support of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti, Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni Ji has spearheaded interfaith dialogues aimed at discovering common ground among participants, thus fostering an environment of mutual understanding and cooperation.
Congressman Krishnamoorthi concluded by affirming that the tireless work of Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni Ji has had a profoundly positive impact on individuals across the world.
The recognition by the US Congress serves as a testament to the global significance of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Acharya Lokesh Muni’s tireless efforts in advocating peace and interfaith harmony. Their dedication continues to inspire countless individuals to work towards a more harmonious world.