Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was felicitated at the Gateway of India in Mumbai.

Mumbai:

The Gateway of India lit up with the tricolour despite the rains on an evening reminiscent of the city's tenacity and sacrifices in the face of the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. Humanitarian Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was awarded the Peace Prize for his tireless contribution in bringing communities together in a spirit of service and harmony across the world.

The event was inspired by the spirit of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's volunteers and teachers and his actions to soothe the emotional and mental wounds that plagued the hearts and minds of millions of Mumbaikars after the horrific 26/11 attacks.

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde presented the award to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The award was presented by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde at the Global Peace Honours event organised by Divyaja Foundation. The event was attended by several prominent film stars, cricketers, politicians and other celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan, Shubman Gill, Tiger Shroff and Sukhwinder Singh, Ajit Pawar.

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, "The value of this award has increased by giving this award to Gurudev."

After the 26/2008 Mumbai terror attacks, Art of Living teachers and volunteers were at the forefront of organising sessions across the city to relieve stress and trauma. He calmed people's minds with solace through powerful practices of meditation and breathing process.

Tribute to the unsung heroes of 26/11

The Divyaj Foundation, led by Amruta Fadnavis, organised the 'Global Peace Award' event at the Gateway of India to pay tribute to the unsung heroes of 26/11. "The fight against terrorism is not just a military fight, it is primarily a united fight of the entire community," Fadnavis posted on social media.

Popular actor Sharad Kelkar anchored the event while playback singer Sukhwinder Singh paid tribute to the 26/11 martyrs through songs.

Earlier in the day, The Art of Living signed two important MoUs with the Maharashtra government. These include the resolve to bring prosperity in the lives of farmers by encouraging sustainable and healthy natural farming practices, making Maharashtra drought-free.