Prem Rawat: Honors and Awards

Prem Rawat has received widespread recognition. Proclamations and resolutions that honor his work, keys to cities, letters of appreciation, and invitations from government officials are among the many ways he has been welcomed through the years.

Partial list of honors received:

▪ Ambassador for Peace

• 2006: Title first conferred by Pierre Weil, rector of the International University of Peace, UNIPAZ Florianopolis, Brazil
• 2007: Designated Ambassador of Peace for the Basilicata Region of Italy by the governor, and the City of Sondrio, Italy  
• 2011: Appointed by Gianni Pittella MEP, 1st Vice President of the European Parliament, as “Ambassador for Peace” on behalf of the Brussels Declaration Pledge to Peace, signed at the European Parliament in 2011
• 2013: Acknowledgement as Ambassador of Peace, National Agrarian University - La Molina, Peru
▪ International Achievement Awards:

• 2006 Distinguished International Humanitarian Achievement Award by Mary Singletary, President of the National Council of Women, New York, New York
• 2012: Lifetime Achievement Award granted by Asia Pacific BrandLaureate Foundation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
• 2013: Bharat Gaurav Award and Certificate awarded by India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, India
▪ Resolutions, proclamations

Governors of Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and NewYork. General Assembly of the State of Connecticut; Court of Common Council, Hartford, Connecticut; Pennsylvania House of Representatives; Rhode Island General Assembly; Wisconsin Legislature. Mayors of Boston, Massachusetts; Los Angeles, California; Buffalo, New York; Boulder, Colorado; Miami, Florida; Fort Lee, New Jersey; San Francisco, California.

▪ Keys to cities, Honorary Citizenships, Seals of Cities

New York City, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Oakland, California; Kyoto, Japan; Detroit, Michigan; Miami, Florida; Miami Beach, Florida; Padua, Italy; Tainan, Taiwan; Corleone, Agrigento, and Mazara del Vallo, Italy.

Freedom of the City of London

• Honorary citizenship of the city of Saõ Paulo, Brazil, 2013
• The Staffs of Power and Distinguished Guest Diplomas from the cities of Otavalo, Ecuador, and Cusco, Peru, 2013
• Honorary Diploma and Medal from the University of San Antonio Cusco, Peru, 2013

▪ Letters of appreciation and honors

City of Atlanta, Georgia; United States Library of Congress; National Geographic Society; Vermont Historical Society; and from Hon. Franco Marini, President of Italian Senate

▪ Special honors given by government officials

Augusta, Maine; Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; Portland, Oregon; Quito, Ecuador; San Francisco, California
; Triest, Italy; Province of Potenza, Italy; Regional Council of Basilicata and Region of Basilicata, Italy; Province of Padua, Italy. Honorary citizenship granted by mayors of Agrigento, Corleone, and Mazara del Vallo, Italy

▪ Award for Best Television Program twice by the Brazilian Association of Community Television Channels for Words of Peace, a weekly series featuring excerpts from Prem Rawat’s message of peace

Chosen by Promovision Viewers as Favorite TV Program in Mexico

• Won first place honors in the 2007 Community Access Magic (CAM) Awards, sponsored by CTV, USA


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