Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has founded courses that provide techniques and tools to live a deeper, more joyous life. He has established nonprofit organizations that recognize a common human identity above the boundaries of race, nationality and religion. His goal is to uplift people around the globe, to reduce stress, and to develop leaders so that human values can flourish in people and communities.

Gurudev has inspired a wave of volunteerism and service, resulting in one of the largest volunteer-based organizations in the world, with more than 30,000 teachers and over one million volunteers engaged in service projects in 156 countries.


Geospatial World Award for Societal Impact

Leadership & Ethics


Geospatial World Award for Societal Impact

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October 6, 2020

In recognition of his efforts to make a sustainable change in the society by empowering the individual, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was awarded the “Geospatial World Award for Societal Impact” by the Geospatial World Forum.

The organization applauded Gurudev’s environment initiatives. The Art of Living, under Gurudev’s leadership, has pioneered river rejuvenation in India, reviving 47 rivers and over 1000 dying water bodies, and has planted over 81 million trees in 36 countries and 26 Indian states.