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H.H. Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda awarded medal of the city Vienna

At the occasion of  Peace Tree Planting in Vienna Vishwaguruji was awarded a silver medal of honour of the City of Vienna – with the image of the "Rathausmann", the city's landmark - for his long lasting merits for public health and world peace by the City Councillor for the Environment Ulli Sima.
In their speeches the representatives of the City of Vienna expressed their respect and gratefulness to Swamiji for spreading Yoga in Daily Life in Vienna for a healthy and natural lifestyle and for the benefit of all citizens.
The representative of the Indian Embassy in Vienna, Mr. Patnaik appreciated Swamiji's initiative of planting peace trees around the globe to remind people on their unity with nature and environment.

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World Peace Summits organized by Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council

One in All and All in One - the undeniable truth spoken by His Holiness Swami Madhavananda and Be the Change You Want to See - the message of Mahatma Gandhi are compelling motivations for the World Peace Council and its feature annual event, the World Peace Summit.

Summits: Austria 2002, Australia 2003, Czech Republic 2004, Croatia 2005, Slovenia 2006, Slovakia 2007, New Zealand 2008 and Hungary 2009


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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.


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.