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Prayer in LjubljanaRecognising the urgent need to promote and develop awareness of world peace Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda has initiated worldwide Interreligious Dialogues and World Peace Prayers with representatives of world religions and public figures, and takes an active part in international congresses and conferences.



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  • Speaker at International Conference of Yoga, Naturopathy & Arogya Expo 2012, February 9-13, 2012, Bangalore, India, under the patronage of the President of India, Srimati Pratibha Devisingh Patil
  • Invited to the observance and reception on the Commonwealth Day, Wellington, 12-03, 2012, participants beside Vishwaguruji: Mrs. Collins, NZ Minister, Mr. Nelson, Dean of Wellington and Admiral Steer
  • Guest of honor at Guru Sangamam Meeting, New Delhi, 12 April 2012
  • Participation in Rio+20 "Earth Summit 2012", UN Conference on Sustainable Development, 13-23 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, as a member of the Earth Charter Taskforth on Religion, Spirituality and Ethics.
  • Planting of 6 Peace Trees, 3x Sao Paolo, 2x Botanic Garden, 1x Rio Centro
  • SMWPC committment at the Rio+20 Earth Summit: At our centers around the world, where thousands of students practice Yoga in Daily Life and serve their communities, teams of volunteers will plant trees, clean waterways and forests, protect animals, and inspire people to adopt a vegetarian diet.
  • Inauguration of Rig Ved Bhavan, Bangalore, July 8, 2012
  • Planting of 4 Peace Trees in Wellington and surrounding (details in separate record), Aug. 2012
  • Celebration of 66th Independence Day in Auckland, organized by Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust, participants: Hon Melissa Lee, the Parliamentary Secretary of Ethnic Affairs (representing the Rt. Hon. John Key, Prime Minister), Members of Parliament, Councillors, Members of Local Council Board, Ethnic Panel Members, Various business leaders and Community leaders, Aug. 12, 2012,
  • World Peace Tree Planting at Sri Swami Madhavananda Austria Hospital, Jadan, on the Independence Day of India, 14 Aug. 2012
  • Celebrations of the International Day of Peace in numerous countries worldwide, organized by or under the participation of YIDL, e.g. Vienna, Salzburg, Prachatice, Zagreb and many more, 21 Sept. 2012
  • Celebration of the International Day of Non-Violence at the Peace Tree, 2 Oct. 2012, Bratislava
  • Holy Vedas coming to Slovakia, Slovak National Library, Martin, SK, 12 Oct. 2012
  • Peace Tree plantings in different countries, i. e. Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia (details in separate record)
  • Yoga EXPO Croatia, organized by YIDL Varazdin under the patronage of Swamiji, Varazdin 13 Oct. 2012
  • Planting of 11 Peace Trees named after the planets, sun & moon in rememberance of Swamijij's 40 years in Vienna, Austria and Europe. With the Counsellor of the Indian Embassy Mr. Alok Raj, District Governor Mr. Homole and representatives of the park authorities, Dec. 6, 2012
  • 9th Holy Guruji's Mahasamadhi Anniversary Celebration, with Shri Shankaracharya, Mahamandaleshwars, Mahants and other Saints, Nipal Ashram, 20-21 Nov. 2012
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