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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Last updated on: January 12, 2006 17:06 IST

United States Congressman Joseph Crowley has nominated India's Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for the Nobel Peace Prize saying that the godman had helped bring peace to thousands of people through his Art of Living Foundation.

"I had the opportunity to meet him last Congress when I was co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and the work of the Art of Living Foundation are an example of communal conflict resolution, nourishment of the soul and infinite possibilities of the human spirit, which typifies the Nobel Peace Prize," the New York lawmaker said in a statement.

According to Crowley, Shankar had brought peace to thousands worldwide, even to people in New York in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks.

"His message of compassion, inclusiveness, cooperation and peace of mind as the foundations of happiness and prosperity is a message that resonates with people from all corners of the world. He has said that the sign of success is freedom, a tendency to help and cooperate," Crowley said.

"We need to ask ourselves: Do we see these values increasing in our society? Working together, we can see that these values increase in our community and across the globe," the Congressman added.

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