Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has founded courses that provide techniques and tools to live a deeper, more joyous life. He has established nonprofit organizations that recognize a common human identity above the boundaries of race, nationality and religion. His goal is to uplift people around the globe, to reduce stress, and to develop leaders so that human values can flourish in people and communities.


Sri Sri on his selection for the Padma Vibhushan Awards 2016

Leadership & Ethics


Sri Sri on his selection for the Padma Vibhushan Awards 2016
January 26, 2016
Bangalore, India

“Last year when I was offered the award, I thought someone ​else’s​ work should be encouraged and recognised. Recently, many people have been returning their awards and disrespecting the nation. I respect those individuals yet personally, I don’t agree with this stance. Hence I’ve decided to accept the award​ ​and honor the recognition given by my homeland.

This award is not for a person or personality but for the principle of a one world family where human values are rekindled for our collective happiness and peace. I dedicate this award to all those who work for the same cause.