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Ravi Shankar 1st Indian to get Crans Montana award

Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has become the first Indian to receive the Crans Montana Forum Award. The honour was conferred upon him at a ceremony in Brussels,the Art of Living said in a statement.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
June 28, 2011 3:38:51 am

Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has become the first Indian to receive the Crans Montana Forum Award. The honour was conferred upon him at a ceremony in Brussels on Friday,the Art of Living said in a statement.

The award also went to President Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast,former Romanian PM Adrian Nastase,Moroccan poet-writer Tahar Ben Jelloun,among others.

“You have broadened the vision of those who are more fortunate and have shared with the less fortunate. If your teachings were followed by politicians,the world would be a different place,” it said,quoting Jean Paul Carteron,founder of the Forum,who presented the award to Ravi Shankar.

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