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TPRF Helps Earthquake Victims in Peru
devastating earthquake in PeruShortly after the devastating earthquake in Peru this year, the Foundation partnered with Friends of the World Food Program to bring food and other necessities to people in remote areas where damaged roads and infrastructure were making relief efforts difficult.
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Prem Rawat Welcomed at Queensland’s Parliament House
Correctional Education Association Offers Award-Winning “Words of Peace” Series to Facilities Across the USPrem Rawat delivered a warmly received address at Queensland's Parliament House on the occasion of the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 20.
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Italy and Slovenia Celebrate Border Opening with Prem Rawat
Italy and Slovenia Celebrate Border Opening with Prem RawatPrem Rawat gave a keynote speech in Trieste, Italy, at an event called “Peace, a Message without Boundaries,” honoring the upcoming opening of the borders between Italy and Slovenia in December 2007.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation Aids “Action Against Hunger” for Children in Argentina
Correctional Education Association Offers Award-Winning “Words of Peace” Series to Facilities Across the USPrem Rawat presented a significant contribution to Action Against Hunger (AAH) in support of its “Children of Tucumán” initiative. The presentation took place during a special ceremony in Barcelona.
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Correctional Education Association Offers Award-Winning “Words of Peace” Series to Facilities Across the US
Correctional Education Association Offers Award-Winning “Words of Peace” Series to Facilities Across the USThe award-winning television series “Words of Peace” now appears four times weekly on the Correctional Education Association’s Transforming Lives Network, making it available to residents and staff of correctional facilities nationwide. “Words of Peace” features excerpts of Prem Rawat's addresses, speaking about the possibility of each individual to find peace no matter what their circumstances.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation Supports Disaster-Relief Efforts in Mozambique
The Prem Rawat Foundation Supports Disaster-Relief Efforts in Mozambique Aid provided by The Prem Rawat Foundation has been successful in helping over 1,000 children and 300 women and their families who were victims of the flooding earlier this year in central and southern Mozambique.
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TPRF Brings Disaster Relief to Indonesia
TPRF Brings Disaster Relief to IndonesiaTPRF has responded to recent multiple natural disasters on two Indonesian islands by making two critical donations to Yayasan IDEP, a local non-profit, non-governmental organization providing community-based crisis response. Petra Schneider, Executive Director of IDEP, said, “I hope you know the massive impact that these grants will have on the people that are being helped. It means everything in an emergency situation.”
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“Food for People” Ready to Expand
“Food for People” Ready to ExpandFood for People (FFP), an innovative food-aid initiative of TPRF in a tribal area of northern India, has been a resounding success. Responding to interest in other areas of India and also in Nepal, the Foundation would like to open three new facilities where the effort would give people the hope of breaking through the downward cycle of poverty and malnutrition.
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Prem Rawat’s “Words of Peace” TV Series Honored by US Community Access Station
TPRF Brings Disaster Relief to IndonesiaThe TV series “Words of Peace” won first place honors in the 2007 Community Access Magic (CAM) Awards sponsored by CTV in Prince George’s County, Maryland, one of the most widely recognized community access organizations in the US. The producer, Jimi Jones, said, “I hope this program can touch other CTV viewers, and more people recognize that peace is possible.”
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TPRF Helps Provide Clean Water for 40,000 Villagers in Ghana
TPRF Helps Provide Clean Water for 40,000 Villagers in GhanaNearly 40,000 Ghanaian villagers are enjoying clean fresh water and marked improvement in their living conditions due to support by TPRF for the UN Development Programme's Community Water Initiative. Magazia Saratu Mamuna, of Sanga, one of the nine communities helped, said, "I can't believe that we have good drinking water during the dry season. It's a miracle. We thank the people who have changed our lives."
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Prem Rawat's “Words of Peace” on TV on five continents
Prem Rawat’s “Words of Peace” on TV five continents“Words of Peace” now airs on cable and satellite stations throughout Europe, North and South America, and Asia, reaching millions of households. One viewer wrote, "Every time I listen to Prem Rawat's talks on TV, I learn so much and my life goes through substantial changes. Thanks a million."
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Prem Rawat’s “Words of Peace” watched by prison inmates worldwide
Prem Rawat’s “Words of Peace” watched by prison inmates worldwideOn six continents, the message of Prem Rawat is being watched by prison inmates, with life-changing results noticed by prison administrators. One of the prisoners commented, “Hearing this message has totally changed how I am, how I act and think.”
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City of London Honors Prem Rawat and TPRF
City of London Honors Prem Rawat and TPRFAt a reception held at Mansion House, the home of the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Prem Rawat, on behalf of TPRF, made a significant contribution to Voluntary Service Overseas, a charitable organization that sends volunteer professionals to disadvantaged countries. The reception was followed by a gala event called “Giving from the Heart,” held at Guildhall. Sheriff Richard Regan presented Prem Rawat, on behalf of the Lord Mayor, with an illuminated handwritten scroll in which His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, and The Prime Minister of the UK, The Right Honorable Tony Blair MP, conveyed their best wishes.
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TPRF’s Food for People Brings Hope to Villagers in India
TPRF’s Food for People Brings Hope to Villagers in India
Food for People, a custom-built facility funded by The Prem Rawat Foundation, has served over 150,000 hot meals to tribal villagers in northeastern India in its first year, making marked progress in reversing the cycle of devastating poverty and malnutrition.
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Spanish Edition of Peace Is Possible by Andrea Cagan Just Released in Spain
TPRF’s Food for People Brings Hope to Villagers in India
A Spanish edition of Peace Is Possible, the Life and Message of Prem Rawat by best-selling author Andrea Cagan has just been published in Spain. The launch took place at "La Feria del Libro de Madrid," the largest book fair in Spain.
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TPRF Grant Brings Relief to Flood Victims in Sumatra
TPRF Grant Brings Relief to Flood Victims in SumatraAbout 2,400 Indonesian villagers stranded by floods received emergency supplies for two weeks, thanks to a grant from TPRF to the Yayasan IDEP Foundation. The grant also helped bring clean water to about 5,000 people.
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Over 3 million people participate in events with Prem Rawat in India
Traveling through India and Nepal during March and April, Prem Rawat, known also by the honorary title of Maharaji, has addressed over 800,000 people at 36 events, with an additional 2.25 million listening via five live satellite broadcasts.
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Prem Rawat Speaks at the Italian Senate
Prem Rawat, known worldwide by the honorary title Maharaji, was guest of honor and speaker at a special celebration called “Peace, a Message without Boundaries,” held in Rome on April 26th, in Palazzo Gistiniani, one of the Italian Senate Houses. The celebration was held under the patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, the Council of Ministers, three cabinet Ministers, 11 Italian regions, and the Municipality of Rome. The distinguished audience included many Italian government and civic leaders.
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TPRF Provides Typhoon Relief in the Philippines
TPRF Provides Typhoon Relief in the PhilippinesAfter a typhoon buried part of Daraga, a town in the Philippines, more than 4,600 families and 27,000 people were left homeless, according to official reports. TPRF responded to an urgent call for help by making a contribution to bring food and potable water to the victims.
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Over 500,000 people attend telecast with Prem Rawat
Over 500,000 people in more than 2,250 locations around India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal participated in a live satellite telecast with Prem Rawat.
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Half a million people come to hear Prem Rawat in Nepal and northwestern India
Traveling through northwestern India and Nepal, Prem Rawat, known also by the honorary title of Maharaji, has addressed half a million people in Kathmandu and the Indian states of Gujarat and Rajasthan in the recent first part of a tour of the country.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation Grant Brings Clean Water to 10,000 Villagers in Ghana
The Prem Rawat Foundation Grant Brings Clean Water to 10,000 Villagers in GhanaThanks to a grant TPRF made to the National Council of Women of the United States, more than 10,000 people in four villages now have clean drinking water, instead of having to walk miles to contaminated streams.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation Awards Grant to Support Flood- and Cyclone-Relief Efforts in Mozambique
The Prem Rawat Foundation Awards Grant to Support Flood- and Cyclone-Relief Efforts in MozambiqueTPRF made a critical grant to The Foundation for Community Development (FDC) to provide relief for the victims of the recent floods and cyclone in Mozambique. Graça Machel, FDC president of the board and Nelson Mandela’s wife, said: “Thanks to your support, children, women, and families in the benefited areas can now cope with the extreme difficulties posed by the natural disasters. On their behalf, FDC would like to express its heartfelt appreciation.”
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Academy Awards Gift Baskets Include “Peace Is Possible” Biography of Prem Rawat
All nominees who did not win an Oscar received an “Everybody Wins at the Awards” Gift Basket from Distinctive Assets. Within this basket was the book “Peace Is Possible,” a biography of Prem Rawat by best-selling author Andrea Cagan, as well as materials about The Prem Rawat Foundation's humanitarian initiatives.
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"The Story of Life," a book of excerpts from Prem Rawat's addresses, released at New Delhi Book Fair
"Jindagi ki Kahani" ("The Story of Life") was released in Hindi at the New Delhi Book Fair by Dr. Lakshmi Mall Singhvi, the ex-high commissioner of India to England. The New Delhi Book Fair is the largest book event in the Afro-Asian region.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation Provides Water and Sanitation in Ghana
The Prem Rawat Foundation Provides Water and Sanitation in GhanaFollowing a grant by The Prem Rawat Foundation, five major community water projects have been completed as part of an initiative providing safe drinking water and improved sanitation in poor areas of Ghana. Magazia Saratu Mamuna of Sanga community said: “I can’t believe that we have good drinking water during the dry season. It has never happened before. We thank the people who have changed our lives.”
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Prem Rawat Speaks in the Senate of the Argentine Republic
Prem Rawat Speaks in the Senate of the Argentine RepublicIn recognition of TPRF’s humanitarian work, Prem Rawat was invited to speak at the Argentine Senate by Claudio Jacoy, president of the National Forum for Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, and Ambassador Oscar Laborde, vice president of the White Helmets, a UN-affiliated humanitarian aid and peacekeeping agency. These three organizations are rolling out a pilot program where tapes from Prem Rawat’s message of peace, along with other materials, are made available to people in prisons in Argentina.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation Funds Indigenous Australian School Breakfast Program
The Prem Rawat Foundation Funds Indigenous Australian School Breakfast ProgramTPRF has partnered with Oxfam of Australia to help develop and implement a breakfast program for indigenous schoolchildren in northern Queensland. One of the teachers commented, “When children have skipped breakfast in the morning, their levels of concentration are limited and they start to become disruptive. This project is making a difference with the children’s learning development.”
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The Prem Rawat Foundation Helps Fight Hunger & AIDS in India
The Prem Rawat Foundation Helps Fight Hunger & AIDS in IndiaTPRF has made a significant contribution to the UN World Food Program to fight hunger and HIV/AIDS in Bihar, India. Karen Sendelback, president and CEO of the Friends of the World Food Program, said: “We are very grateful for the Foundation’s commitment in the fight against hunger. Thank you for the continued, dedicated support of The Prem Rawat Foundation for the life-saving work of the World Food Programme.”
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The Prem Rawat Foundation Receives Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance Accreditation
The Prem Rawat Foundation Receives Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance AccreditationThe Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has been accredited after a conclusive evaluation by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The evaluation has verified that TPRF meets BBB's 20 specific standards of Charity Accountability regarding how the organization is governed, how its money is spent, the truthfulness of its representations, and its willingness to disclose basic information to the public.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation Presents its Initiatives at the GRAMMY Awards
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has been invited to participate in the 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards Gift Lounge at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, February 8-10, 2007.
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Andrea Cagan’s book on Prem Rawat hits top 10 on amazon.com
Less than 24 hours after a first press release announced the latest book by best-selling author Andrea Cagan, “Peace Is Possible: The Life and Message of Prem Rawat” has become the #9 best seller on Amazon.com.
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“Peace Is Possible: The Life and Message of Prem Rawat,” by Andrea Cagan, just released
“Peace Is Possible: The Life and Message of Prem Rawat,” by Andrea Cagan, just releasedPeace Is Possible” is published by Mighty River Press, from Dresher, Pennsylvania. J. Levin, CEO of Mighty River Press, said: “We are proud to publish this outstanding book about the life and message of Prem Rawat, an exceptional story that brings an important message of peace.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation Awards Grant to Support Flood-Relief Efforts in Indonesia
The Prem Rawat Foundation announced that it made a critical grant to The Indonesian Development of Education and Permaculture Foundation (IDEP) supporting a program that is currently underway to provide relief efforts for the victims of the flash floods and landslides in Aceh and North Sumatra provinces of Indonesia.
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Prem Rawat’s “Words of Peace” Receives Brazilian TV Award
Prem Rawat’s “Words of Peace” Receives Brazilian TV Award“Words of Peace” won the highest award for Community TV programming in Brazil for the second time in three years. Fernando Mauro, president of the Brazilian Association of Community Television Channels, said, “The great success of ‘Words of Peace’ is generated from the viewers’ natural identification with Prem Rawat’s wise message of inner peace. We extend our gratitude to Prem Rawat, the Ambassador of Peace.”
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Prem Rawat and UN Association of New Zealand Celebrate International Day of Peace at Parliament Buildings in New Zealand
The United Nations Association of New Zealand, the Hon. Marian Hobbs MP, and Prem Rawat, known widely by the honorary title Prem Rawat, gathered with a distinguished audience to celebrate the International Day of Peace on September 21 at the Parliament Buildings in Wellington.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation partners with Oxfam to bring water to the Middle East
The Prem Rawat Foundation partners with Oxfam to bring water to the Middle EastResponding to the recent Mideast humanitarian crisis, TPRF has made a significant contribution to Oxfam to bring clean drinking water, install water tanks, and rehabilitate sanitation facilities. Oxfam funds are used to save lives and reduce human suffering wherever it occurs on all sides of the conflict.
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Prem Rawat Honored by International University of Peace
Prem Rawat Honored by International University of PeacePrem Rawat was invited to deliver a keynote address at the International Festival of Peace held at Unipaz, the International University of Peace in Florianopolis, Brazil. The rector of the university, Pierre Weil, gave Prem Rawat the honorary title of Ambassador for Peace saying, "You don’t need a certificate, because your mission is to help people find where peace is, to help open a spring of peace in their hearts. But many people need to know who the Ambassadors for Peace are, they need to know whom to look for, search for—that is why we are giving you the title of Ambassador for Peace."
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Prem Rawat Receives Humanitarian Award at the United Nations in New York
Prem Rawat Receives Humanitarian Award at the United Nations in New YorkPrem Rawat was presented with the Distinguished International Humanitarian Achievement Award after delivering the keynote address at a special event at the United Nations in New York. The event was held in honor of the support provided by TPRF to the United Nations Development Programme’s Community Water Initiative in Ghana and The National Council of Women of the United States’ Water Well Project in Ghana. Mary Singletary, president of the National Council of Women in the United States, presented the award “in recognition of outstanding leadership, profound commitment, and exceptional contributions to the quality of life for women, children, and families.”
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Prem Rawat Welcomed and Honored by Mayor of Quito, Ecuador
Prem Rawat received the distinction of “Illustrious Guest of the City” of Quito, Ecuador, during an event called “Forty Years for a Culture of Peace.” He was invited to present his message of peace at this event held at the Teatro Nacional in Quito. Over 1,700 people from various cities in Ecuador, as well as from several neighboring countries, attended.
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India’s Vice President and 25,000 Youth Welcome Prem Rawat
Nearly 25,000 young people under 25 filled the Indira Gandhi indoor stadium in New Delhi to capacity at the occasion of an event held to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Prem Rawat, known widely as Maharaji, bringing his message of peace.
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Prem Rawat Honored by New York Governor Pataki
Prem Rawat has received a letter of commendation from the governor of the State of New York for his efforts in bringing a message of peace to people around the world for four decades.
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House Majority Leader in Maine Honors Prem Rawat’s Message of Peace
Glenn Cummings, House Majority Leader from Maine, wrote Prem Rawat a letter of commendation.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation Expands Aid Efforts in Indonesia
The Prem Rawat Foundation Expands Aid Efforts in IndonesiaTPRF is expanding disaster-relief aid to the victims of a series of earthquakes and the tsunami that hit Java between May and July this year. Dr. Michael Ricos, one of the disaster-relief managers, visited a village and expressed his gratitude saying: “My hands were firmly grasped by an elderly lady with tears in her eyes and a smile that said it all.”
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Prem Rawat Welcomed by Malaysia's Chinese Community
Prem Rawat Welcomed by Malaysia's Chinese CommunityPrem Rawat delivered in Kuala Lumpur the keynote address at an event held at the Grand Hall of the Malay Chinese Association for members of the Malaysian Chinese community. He addressed university officials, faculty, and students, as well as government, civic, and business leaders from the Chinese community. He emphasized that everyone must find peace for himself first before helping to bring peace to the world.
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TPRF Helps Victims Recover from Earthquake in Java
TPRF Helps Victims Recover from Earthquake in JavaAfter repeated earthquakes and a tsunami hit Java, Indonesia, The Prem Rawat Foundation gave a grant to the Indonesian Development of Education and Permaculture (IDEP) Foundation to feed 900 people for three weeks. The coordinator of the Disaster Management Department, Dr. Ricos, said that the people in villages benefiting from this grant are “difficult to access and are not being targeted by other relief organizations.”
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The Prem Rawat Foundation Helps Rebuild Homes and Lives in Mexico
The Prem Rawat Foundation Helps Rebuild Homes and Lives in MexicoFor the second time this year, The Prem Rawat Foundation has donated construction materials to provide replacement roofing for homes in the Cancun area devastated by Hurricane Wilma, bringing the total assistance there to 600 roofs for more than 3,000 people. Armando Garcia España, a recipient, said, “This help comes at the perfect time for me and my family, especially since the rainy season has begun again.”
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Prem Rawat Delivers Keynote Address at Rotary International Convention
Prem Rawat Delivers Keynote Address at Rotary International ConventionOn June 9, at the Pre-Convention Meeting held by Rotaract, he addressed delegates from 45 countries in Malmo, Sweden. Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for professionals, usually community based or university based. Prem Rawat said, “Within you is an infinite ocean of peace. Within you is an infinite ocean of joy. Within you is an infinite ocean of the potential to succeed—the ocean of success.”
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The Prem Rawat Foundation brings food aid to people in need in the Philippines
After a massive landslide in the eastern Philippines, TPRF made a generous donation to the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) to provide nutritious food packs for 190 families for two months.
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TPRF Provides Food Aid to Earthquake Survivors in Indonesia
TPRF Provides Food Aid to Earthquake Survivors in IndonesiaAfter a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the island of Java in Indonesia and displaced over 200,000 people, The Prem Rawat Foundation partnered with the UN World Food Programme’s relief operations in Indonesia to provide emergency food aid to survivors.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation Holds Successful Eye Clinic in India
TPRF Provides Food Aid to Earthquake Survivors in IndonesiaThe Prem Rawat Foundation recently sponsored a two-day free vision clinic in a remote tribal area in Jharkhand, in northern India, where certified optometrists and ophthalmologists donated their time and expertise to help some of the poorest in India. Nearly 2,000 consultations were completed. This was the fourth vision clinic held by the Foundation in the last two years.
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Prem Rawat Interviewed on National TV in India
Prem Rawat made a guest appearance for a half-hour interview with Rajiv Mehrotra on his weekly talk show called “In Conversations” on Doordarshan TV, the leading national TV station accessible all across India.
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Prem Rawat Brings Message of Peace to More than 1.7 Million Indian Villagers
In the past month, Prem Rawat, known worldwide as Maharaji, has addressed more than 1.7 million people at events throughout rural India. He traveled to many places where people had never seen him before, in the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Haryana.
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Prem Rawat Inaugurates First “Food for People” Facility in Northeastern India
Maharaji Inaugurates First “Food for People” Facility in Northeastern IndiaPrem Rawat inaugurated the first “Food for People” facility in a tribal area in northeastern India. The opening of this facility, funded by The Prem Rawat Foundation, marks the launch of an innovative model of food aid established by the Foundation in response to Prem Rawat’s vision to help people most in need.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation Brings Relief Aid to Mexico after Hurricane Wilma
The Prem Rawat Foundation Brings Relief Aid to Mexico after Hurricane WilmaAfter Hurricane Wilma blasted the Cancun area, a team of volunteers, working in conjunction with The Prem Rawat Foundation, provided roofing materials for people in two Mayan villages whose roofs had been destroyed by the hurricane. Several recipients sent a personal message to Prem Rawat saying, “We thank you with all our hearts for what you are doing.”
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Banner Year for Prem Rawat’s Message of Peace
Banner Year for Maharaji’s Message of PeaceLast year, more than 1.7 million people sought Prem Rawat’s inspiration and guidance at over 30 events worldwide. His audiences varied from government and civic leaders to villagers in remote areas. The Prem Rawat Foundation, established to help people most in need, responded promptly and generously to natural disasters across the globe, providing food aid to people in need.
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Prem Rawat Brings Message of Hope to Prisoners in New Delhi, India
Prem Rawat Brings Message of Hope to Prisoners in New Delhi, IndiaResponding to an invitation from the superintendent of one of the jails in the Tihar Prison complex near New Delhi, Prem Rawat recently addressed an audience of 1,000 prisoners, prison officials and staff. Many prisoners had been watching videos of Prem Rawat’s adressess for almost two years. The superintendent called Prem Rawat’s message a “ray of hope to the prisoners.”
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The Prem Rawat Foundation donates $100,000 to the UN World Food Programme for Pakistan earthquake relief
The Prem Rawat Foundation, founded by Prem Rawat, known also by the honorary title Maharaji, donated $100,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme. The donation will help bring food aid to victims of the recent earthquake in Pakistan.
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Prem Rawat at Australia's Parliament House on United Nations’ International Day of Peace
Maharaji at Australia's Parliament House on United Nations’ International Day of PeacePrem Rawat delivered the keynote address at a special event held at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, in conjunction with the United Nations Association of Australia.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation makes significant contribution for hunger relief to Hurricane Katrina victims
Only eight days after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, The Prem Rawat Foundation donated $75,000 to the Houston Food Bank (HFB), a member of America's Second Harvest network (ASH)—the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. ASH distributes two billion pounds of food each year, feeding over 23 million hungry people through more than 200 regional food-rescue organizations in 50 states.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation makes a donation to United Nations’ World Food Programme to alleviate famine in Niger
The Prem Rawat Foundation has made a contribution to the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) to bring emergency hunger relief to people in Niger. The contribution will provide food for 2,000 people for a month.
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Prem Rawat addresses distinguished audience at Oxford University
Prem Rawat, known also by the honorary title of Maharaji, addressed a distinguished audience of faculty, students, and guests assembled at the historic South Writing School at Oxford University’s Examination Schools.
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Prem Rawat addresses special United Nations 60th Anniversary event
Responding to an invitation from the United Nations 60th Anniversary Committee, Prem Rawat addressed a distinguished audience of diplomats, and government and civic leaders at an event held in celebration of the UN’s 60th anniversary at the historic Herbst Theater in San Francisco, where the UN Charter was signed sixty years ago.
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San Francisco Mayor honors Prem Rawat, declares Prem Rawat Day
Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco, issued on June 16 a proclamation honoring Prem Rawat, known also as Maharaji, and declared June 16, 2005 PREM RAWAT DAY.
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Governor of New Hampshire honors Prem Rawat
John Lynch, Governor of New Hampshire, has issued a commendation to Prem Rawat, known also as Maharaji, in honor of his exemplary life accomplishments and many contributions to citizens.
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Miami Dade College welcomes The Prem Rawat Foundation, which makes a contribution to the World Food Programme
Responding to an invitation from Dr. Eduardo Padrón, President of Miami Dade College, Prem Rawat, known also as Maharaji, addressed a distinguished audience of faculty, guests, and students at the James L. Knight Center, Miami’s largest auditorium. MDC is the largest institution of higher education in the US with 163,000 students from 170 countries. The event benefited the World Food Programme (WFP). The Foundation’s contribution will provide food for 4,500 schoolchildren in Guatemala for a month.
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Leading Thai University Welcomes Prem Rawat
Prem Rawat was invited by leaders of Thammasat University, a leading Thai institution of higher education, to address a capacity audience of civic, government, and academic leaders. Founded in 1934, Thammasat has educated many prominent members of the Thai government and administration.
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United Nations’ Kofi Annan sends best wishes for event with Prem Rawat
Responding to an invitation from the United Nations Association of Malaysia in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, Prem Rawat, known also as Maharaji, addressed a distinguished audience which included members of Royal families, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, and members of the Asian media.
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More than 1.5 million people seek Prem Rawat’s inspiration and guidance
Between February 19 and April 11, Prem Rawat, known also as Maharaji, held 22 events in 11 locations throughout the Indian subcontinent. During this time, a total of more than 1.5M people came to seek his inspiration and guidance.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation launches food aid initiative
In a ceremony that took place in Bantoli, a village in the state of Jharkand, Prem Rawat, also known as Maharaji, laid the cornerstone for the foundation of a facility that will bring free nutritious meals to children and adults in the area.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation makes a significant contribution to World Food Programme
Today in the Italian Senate, President Emilio Colombo, former Prime Minister of Italy, former President of the European Parliament and a lifetime Senator, hosted a ceremony during which Prem Rawat, founder of The Prem Rawat Foundation, made a contribution to Francesco Strippoli, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of the World Food Programme, to help WFP in its effort to bring food aid to people in Indonesia. This contribution will provide food for 9,000 people for a month. For Mr. Strippoli: “This donation from The Prem Rawat Foundation helps fill a very real need. For the millions of people whose lives have been shattered by the tsunami, the crisis is far from over. This generous donation will help people rebuild their lives and give them hope for the future.”
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The Prem Rawat Foundation holds successful fundraiser
Prem Rawat, known also as Maharaji, has made a substantial financial contribution to The Prem Rawat Foundation and has donated works of art which were auctioned at a special fundraising event held by the Foundation.
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Mayor of Los Angeles Honors Prem Rawat
James K. Hahn, Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, has presented to Prem Rawat, also known as Maharaji, the highest award bestowed by the City upon meritorious citizens.
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Governor of Michigan honors Prem Rawat’s message of peace
Jennifer M. Granholm, Governor of the State of Michigan, has issued a proclamation honoring “Prem Rawat’s efforts to increase the public’s awareness of inner peace and contentment; his exemplary career, life accomplishments, and many contributions to citizens.”
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Governor of the State of New Mexico honors Prem Rawat’s achievements
Bill Richardson, Governor of the State of New Mexico, has issued a tribute to Prem Rawat, also known as Maharaji, in recognition of his accomplishmet.
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Record number of new students for Prem Rawat worldwide
This year is proving to be a banner year for Prem Rawat, also known as Maharaji. As his message reaches more people than ever before via television, internet, and radio, the number of people learning his techniques for finding peace within is growing significantly.
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Words of Peace by Prem Rawat receives TV Award in Brazil
The Brazilian Association of Community Television Channels has given its highest award to Words of Peace, a weekly program featuring highlights from the message of peace of Prem Rawat, known also as Maharaji.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation holds free medical clinic
More than 7,200 eye consultations were arranged by The Prem Rawat Foundation, which promotes and disseminates the message of peace of Prem Rawat, known also as Maharaji.
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Prem Rawat’s message hailed as “remarkable” by Deputy Director of IIT Delhi
Prem Rawat was invited by the National Resource Centre for Value Education in Engineering to address an audience of faculty, guests and students at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation distributes flashlights to hurricane victims in Grenada
When the eye of Hurricane Ivan hit the Island of Grenada head-on a few weeks ago, it was a once-in-a-lifetime event. 90% of all buildings on the island were damaged. The Prime Minister's residence was among those totally destroyed. The Prem Rawat Foundation is now distributing batteryless flashlights to families in need on the Island.
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Prem Rawat Brings Message of Peace to Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre
Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 2004 — Prem Rawat, also known as Maharaji, addressed faculty, community leaders, guests, and students at Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, at an event sponsored by The Prem Rawat Foundation.
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Prem Rawat Brings Message of Peace to Members of Italian Parliament
Responding to an invitation from current and former members of the Italian Parliament, Prem Rawat, also known as Maharaji, addressed a distinguished audience of senators, deputies, diplomats, and government officials on July 7 in the Conference Hall of the Italian Chamber of Deputies in Palazzo Marini.
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Prem Rawat’s message hailed as “unique” by Chief Executive of Universal Forum of Cultures
On June 14, Prem Rawat, known also as Maharaji, addressed an audience of more than 2,000 at an event endorsed by the Universal Forum of Cultures. The Forum, expected to attract 5 million visitors over 141 days, promotes three themes: cultural diversity, sustainable development, conditions for peace. Attended by many world leaders, it consists of conferences and congresses and is geared toward reflection.
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More than 1 million people come to seek Prem Rawat's inspiration and guidance
More than 1 million people throughout the Indian subcontinent came to seek Prem Rawat's inspiration and guidance. The tour started with events in Delhi and Mumbai, where Prem Rawat was invited to present his message to civic, government, and business leaders, as well as to members of the international media and the diplomatic corps.
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Business, government and community leaders welcome Prem Rawat
Prem Rawat, known also by the honorary title Maharaji, is currently addressing audiences throughout the Indian subcontinent. He has been invited several times over recent weeks to address cosmopolitan groups of leaders.
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Record-Breaking Crowds Listen to Prem Rawat
Los Angeles, December 18, 2003 - Prem Rawat, known also as Maharaji, just concluded a 16-city tour of the Indian subcontinent during which more than 900,000 people sought his inspiration and guidance.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation Launches Charitable Medical Project in Mehrauli, India
More than 850 eye consultations were arranged this week by The Prem Rawat Foundation.
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The Prem Rawat Foundation Donates 45 Tons of Rice to War-Torn Ivory Coast
The Prem Rawat Foundation, which promotes and dissemi­nates the message of peace of internationally known Prem Rawat, today announced it has do­nated all the necessary funds to the Ivory Coast’s Ministry of Solidarity and Social Services for the purchase of 45 tons of rice. This government agency is directly responsible for aid distribu­tion to assist refugees and victims of the civil war in this West African nation.
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Prem Rawat's Message of Peace Hailed as "Noble" at Salamanca University Peace Conference
Speaking at the University of Salamanca’s first “Conference on Peace,” Prem Rawat, an internationally known voice for peace, said, “Peace within is necessary in our lives in order for us to become complete as human beings.” His keynote address was delivered before a capacity audience that included members of the senate and of the congress, as well as civic and business leaders.
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Miami Beach Mayor Honors Prem Rawat for Contribution to City
Citing "his tireless efforts" in helping "many people find inner peace and fulfillment," Miami Beach Mayor David Dermer bestowed the traditional "Keys to the City" on Prem Rawat, known internationally as a leading voice for peace.
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Internationally-Known Speaker on College Speaking Tour Makes Plea For Renewed Focus on Inner Life as Path to Personal, World Peace
Prem Rawat, the internationally-known teacher who has addressed 4.5 million people around the world on achieving inner peace and contentment, recently brought his special insights and perception to Nova Southeastern University, a stop on a national collegiate tour that also included the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Prem Rawat Says “Give Peace a Chance by Looking Inward
With the threat of another calamitous war now hanging over the Middle East, Prem Rawat, an internationally recognized leader and speaker to 4.5 million worldwide, writing in the prestigious "Times of India" this week, made an appeal to world leaders and people generally to "give peace a chance" by turning inward.
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