Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for being honoured with Colombia’s highest civilian award.
“Congratulations to @SriSri ji on being conferred ‘Orden de la Democracia Simon Bolivar en el grado de cruz Caballero’ by Colombia,” Prime Minister Modi said on twitter.
“We are very proud of the excellent work @SriSri ji is doing across the world. His noble efforts have always created a major impact globally,” he added.
A letter sent by the president of Colombia’s House of Representatives, Fabio Raul Amin Saleme, had recognised the spiritual leader’s contribution in spreading the message of peace in society, inter-mediation in war, reducing stress and combating violence through yoga and breathing exercises.