Now Howard County, Texas to celebrate Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Day

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, July 31: In what could be termed as a remarkable achievement, now two more cities on the globe have decided to celebrate Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Day.
With this, the Indian spiritual and humanitarian leader, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, becomes the first and only spiritual leader to be honoured by 30 US/Canadian Cities.
A statement said that the two cities which have recently decided to observe the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Day are Howard County, Maryland, and the State of Texas.
The proclamations honour and acknowledge the tireless efforts of the Art of Living under the guidance of Gurudev in serving, spreading peace, joy, resolving conflicts, working for the environment and bringing communities together in an increasing polarised world.
“Emboldened by deep seated convictions, Gurudev and his followers have journeyed to war-ravaged regions of the world, counselled hardened prisoners, and resolved seemingly irreconcilable differences,” read the citation by Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott.
In addition, the executive proclamation made by Howard County, Maryland mentioned, “a global humanitarian, spiritual leader, peace envoy and one of the most recognized change makers in the world…and while the fabric of our society has been torn apart by polarization and isolation, Gurudev strives to bring our society and world together through peace, unity, hope and self renewal at both the individual and societal levels.”
While Howard County declared July 22, 2023 Texas and Birmingham declared July 29th and July 25th respectively as Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Day citing the immense contribution of the spiritual leader and the organization in transforming the lives of people through spirituality and service.
The cities accorded a warm welcome to Gurudev, as he met and addressed thousands of seekers across backgrounds, races and genders, taking them on the Journey Within through powerful meditations.
The cities also witnessed the launch of “Notes for the Journey Within”, a book that answers every timeless question that comes up in a sincere seeker’s mind on the path of spirituality and daily living.

Photo Caption: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar being felicitated in Howard County on Monday.