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Meeting with Bosnia & Herzegovina Presidency Chairman Željko Komšić

Bosnia & Herzegovina Presidency Chairman Mr. Željko Komšić welcomed this distinguished saint and humanist, and expressed appreciation and gratefulness about his efforts in promoting peace.

His Holiness Swamiji had an extensive and amicable talk with the President. They exchanged in particular their views of a multi-cultural, multi-national and multi-confessional environment as it exists in Bosnia & Hercegovina as well as in India. Tolerance, respect and understanding are the base of a peaceful living together in every community, and especially in such a multi-ethnic situation.

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His Holiness Swamiji plants his 25th World Peace Tree in Linz, Austria

On May 18, 2009, His Holiness Swamiji planted a "World Peace Mammut Tree", in Linz, capital city of the Federal Province Upper Austria. In a beautiful ceremony in presence of Town Councillor Mrs. Susanne Wegscheider and 1st Secretary of the Indian Embassy at Vienna, Mr. Aggarwal, Swamiji planted the 25th World Peace Tree in the park in front of the new central railway station of the "Peace City" Linz.

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His Holiness Swamiji honoured by the Governor of the Federal Province Salzburg, and the Mayor of the City of Salzburg, Austria

On 15 May 2009, the Federal Province and the City of Salzburg, Austria, bestowed extraordinary honours and acknowledgement upon His Holiness Swamiji. In the beautiful historical Mirabell Castle, residence of the Communal and the Provincial Government of Salzburg, H. H. Swamiji and a group of his followers from Austria were welcomed cordially by Mrs. Burgstaller, Governor of the Federal Province and Mr. Schaden, Mayor of the City of Salzburg.

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H. E. Stjepan Mesic, President of the Republic of Croatia met H. H. Vishwaguru Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda

At the end of his two-day visit to Zagreb, capital of the Republic of Croatia, His Holiness Vishwaguruji met with Croatian President Stjepan Mesic on Wednesday, December 19, 2007. His Excellency Rajiva Misra, Ambassador of India to Croatia, and Mr. Budimir Loncar, former Yugoslavian Minister of Foreign Affairs and present Special Advisor to the President, were present at this meeting and were talking for almost one hour in a congenial atmosphere. President Mesic had a warm conversation with H. H. Vishwaguruji, sharing with him many ideas and plans.

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International day of Peace: Planting of a World Peace Tree in Austria

On September 21, 2007, the United Nations International Day of Peace, His Holiness Paramhans Swami Maheshwaranandaji planted a World Peace Tree and inaugurated a Peace Memorial Stone in a beautiful park in Vienna, Austria. Several dignities from politics and religion attended this function, among them Mr. Adolf Tiller (District Director), Dr. Bimal Kundu (head of the Indian Community in Vienna), Pater Elmar (Catholic parish priest) and Mrs. Windsteig (Vienna City Government).