India’s President Pranab Mukherjee confers the Padma Vibhushan on Sadhguru at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday.
RENOWNED Indian spiritual leader Sadhguru was presented the Padma Vibhushan, one of the highest civilian honours bestowed by the country’s government on accomplished citizens.
In a ceremony in New Delhi, the mystic and bestselling author collected the award from India’s president Pranab Mukherjee, at his official residence, Rashtrapati Bhawan today (13).
Earlier this year, Sadhguru paid tribute to the work of more than seven million volunteers involved with the Isha foundation, which he set up.
In a statement, he said: “I congratulate the Government of India for recognising the unique offering of our volunteers, a spectacular demonstration of selflessness and commitment to the larger well-being of humanity.”
The volunteers work on inner well-being and also large-scale projects in education, health and ecology.
“I bow to all of you as this is your award. May this be a further inspiration for all,” he said.
Sadhguru is collaborating with the government of India on a new river policy, designed to rejuvenate the country’s depleting waterways.