Prem Rawat Receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - On September 28, 2012, at a forum called “7 Billion Reasons for Peace,” Prem Rawat was awarded the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation BrandLaureate International Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award—their highest and most prestigious award. Reserved for statesmen and illustrious individuals whose actions and work have positively impacted the lives of people and the world at large, there have been only four other recipients: Nelson Mandela, Hillary Clinton, Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad (Prime Minister of Malaysia 1981-2003), and Heinz Fischer (President of Austria).
The award was presented by His Royal Highness Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah, Regent of Perak, and Dr. KKJohan, President of the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation, inducting Mr. Rawat into the BrandLaureate Hall of Fame. Introducing the award, Dr. Johan said, “Prem Rawat is a man worthy of our admiration for teaching us that peace is possible. His is an optimistic and empowering message that touches the heart of the people. We offer you our support and say ‘Yes’ to peace.”
Prior to receiving this prestigious award, Mr. Rawat addressed a distinguished audience comprising royalty, captains of industry, diplomats, and delegates from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the USA, Britain, and Australia. He spoke about the fundamental need for individual peace as a cornerstone of lasting peace in the world.
“Peace is about good times!” he said. “Not destruction—construction. If we forget the human being in humanity, if we cannot get along, then heaven help us. Our dividing lines are the very things that divide us. Unification begins with each one of us.”
Rawat accepted the award “on behalf of every single voice that stands for peace,” and said, “It is time to practice peace. It is time to practice consciousness. It is time to practice kindness. It is time to practice embracing each other. And then, maybe, by the grace of God, there will be peace on this earth. I hope so, because the time has come.”