The Founder - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
A Figure of Peace
As an ambassador of peace, Sri Sri plays a key role in conflict resolution and spreads his vision of
non-violence at public forums and gatherings world-wide. Regarded as a neutral figure with a sole
agenda for peace, he represents hope to people in conflict. He has received particular credit for
bringing opposing parties to the negotiating table in Iraq, the Ivory Coast, Kashmir and Bihar. He
was appointed the Chairman of Reception Committee for the 500th anniversary celebrations of the
Coronation of Krishnadevaraya (by Government of Karnataka, India). Sri Sri is also a member of the
Amarnath Shrine Board (appointed by Government of Jammu and Kashmir, India).
Through his initiatives and addresses, Sri Sri has consistently emphasised the need for reinforcing human
values and recognising humanity as our highest identity. 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.
His work has touched the lives of millions of people around the world, going beyond the barriers
of race, nationality and religion with the message of a “one-world family”; that inner and outer
peace are possible; and that a stress-free, violence-free society can be created through service >
and the reawakening of human values.