NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for being honoured with Colombia's highest civilian award.
In a tweet, Modi said: "Congratulations to Sri Sri ji on being conferred 'Orden de la Democracia Simon Bolivar en el grado de cruz Caballero' by Colombia."
"We are very proud of the excellent work Sri Sri ji is doing across the world. His noble efforts have always created a major impact globally," he added.
A letter sent by the president of Colombia's House of Representatives, Fabio Raul Amin Saleme, recognised Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's contribution to peace issues, conflict resolution and rehabilitation work in war-ridden areas.
The letter highlighted the notable work performed by him in Colombia for the past eight years and invited him to help in the construction of a more inclusive and less violent society