The award was presented in Sao Paolo during a gala dinner attended by 1,200 heads of media organizations, business leaders, and representatives of the state and federal government.
Fernando Mauro Trezza, President of the Brazilian Association of Community Television Channels, presented the award to Words of Peace for its exceptional message. “While many programs are special,” he said, “some are essential. Words of Peace, which presents Prem Rawat's message, is one of these unique programs. This program is receiving this distinction because of its important contribution toward building a culture of peace in Brazil. The feeling of peace that Maharaji introduces people to is very important for everyone. It is essential to spread this feeling within to everyone in Brazil. This program is a great contribution toward the triumph of inner peace. Prem Rawat's message has the potential to unite all Brazilians in inner contentment. I know that peace is really possible in Brazil.”
Dr. Arnaldo Jardim, a member of the Federal Congress, and a guest of honor at this event, added: “I find Prem Rawat's message interesting, simple, from the heart, and relevant for all human beings. This award means that we would like to see more of his message on television, and for many more years to come.”
Words of Peace reaches more than 3 million homes each week in Sao Paolo. President Trezza added that all Community Channels in Brazil will soon be linked via satellite and UHF, hence offering much greater distribution for this television program.
The Words of Peace program is watched on television in 50 countries and 48 languages each week.
Maharaji travels the world inspiring people to find peace within. At the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand, he expressed, “The peace that we are looking for is within. It is in the heart, waiting to be felt, and I can help you get in touch with it. When people in the world are at peace within, the world will be at peace.”