U Thant Peace Award

Anahata Nada, Vol. 33 — August – Mid-December 2002.

Ravi Shankar Gets U Thant Peace Award

Del Mar, CA – Legendary Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar was presented with the U Thant Peace Award Sept. 20 by Sri Chinmoy on behalf of The Peace Meditation at the United Nations.

“Your music not only elevates our consciousness...very, very high but also intensifies our aspiration...very, very deep,” Sri Chinmoy declared.

“Something more, to our greatest delight, we see divinity streaming from your God-dreaming eyes, lightning-speed fingers and towering confidence-hands and arms.”

Ravi Shankar replied, “I am so overwhelmed and emotionally I feel choked with the love that you have shown towards me and by this great honour that you have given me.”

“Afterwards, Sri Chinmoy lifted Ravi Shankar, his wife Sukanya and his daughter, Anoushka.

As he was leaving, Ravi Shankar told the audience of Sri Chinmoy’s students, “You are so lucky to have him as your guide in life.”


Note: Anahata Nada was the longest running newsletter of the Sri Chinmoy Centre. It was first published on January 1, 1974, and chronicled Sri Chinmoy’s life and activities for over three decades until 2007.