Nov 29, 2004

Words of Peace by Maharaji receives TV Award in BrazilThe 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, also known as Maharaji.

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.”

"The Most Beautiful Sound" - by Maharaji Maharaji tells the story of an exquisite instrument that was once played but then forgotten. It collected dust, and no one knew how to play it anymore. One day, someone cleaned the instrument, tuned it, and gave it back, saying, "Strum, and it will play the most beautiful sound." This instrument, Maharaji says, can touch the heart.
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Nov 15, 2004

Maharaji at the IIT in DelhiMaharaji at the ITTMaharaji was invited by the National Resource Centre for Value Education in Engineering to address a distinguished audience of faculty, guests, and students at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India.

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Nov 10, 2004

Maharaji's message hailed as “truly remarkable” by Deputy Director of IIT DelhiNew Delhi, November 8--On November 4, Maharaji 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.

NCVEE aims to integrate science, technology and human values in education so that the proper blend of knowledge and wisdom can be offered to students.

IIT Delhi is one of seven Institutes of Technology in India. Business Week calls IIT alumni the "hottest export from India."

IITs have produced the likes of Victor Menezes, vice-chairman of Citibank; Rajat Gupta, managing director of McKinsey; Vinod Khosla, General Partner at the leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; US Airways chief Rakesh Gangwal; Nandan Nilekani, CEO of Infosys; and many others.

Welcoming Maharaji, the Deputy Director of IIT said: “ I would like to thank Maharaji profusely for kindly accepting our invitation. We are glad that NCRCEE has chosen to arrange this event as a part of its distinguished lecture series. PR speaks on a theme which is individually as well as globally very vital and his approach is also very unique and fundamental. I observed that he brings a message that it is every individual’s birthright to experience peace in this lifetime. He asserts that peace needs to be in everyone’s life. The peace we are looking is within, he says, it is in the heart, waiting to be felt and he can help people getting touch with it. He asserts that in addition to fulfilling our obligations to society we have an obligation to fulfill our ultimate obligation, which is to ourself, and to finding fulfillment in this lifetime. This message is truly remarkable in that it does not put the responsibility for peace on institutions or on other but on each individual. Maharaji has providing inspiration and guidance on this topic for decades and has received much acclaim throughout the world.”

The event at IIT Delhi marks the beginning of a tour of India. On November 7, Maharaji addressed an audience of more than 100,000 in Mehrauli, near New Delhi.

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