He has been invited to speak at many important institutional venues and forums. These include the European Parliament, the United Nations (UN), The UK Parliament, the Italian Senate, the parliament buildings of Australia, Argentina and New Zealand, as well as leading universities and business forums.
RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS AND RECOGNITION
In recognition of his profound impact on individuals and his contribution toward the world’s understanding of peace, Prem has received numerous keys to cities and awards over the years and has been named an Ambassador of Peace four times: by UNIPAZ (University of Peace in Brazil) and three governmental organizations. In 2012, he was awarded the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation’s Brand Laureate Lifetime Achievement award, reserved for statesmen and individuals whose actions and work have positively impacted the lives of people and the world at large. There have only been three other recipients of this prestigious award, two of whom were Nelson Mandela and Hillary Clinton.
Commenting on Prem Rawat’s Lifetime achievement award, the Chairman of the Brand Laureate organization said:
“He is a man of such standard and excellence we cannot but help love that man for all that he has given to the world. Most importantly, he inspires, he impacts, and influences lives all over the world.”
“The wonderful thing about this man is that this is the man for the 21st century. He has the message for the 21st century. We just thank him, 7 billion reasons to thank him for championing and supporting peace all over the world.”Dr. KK. Johan
In a specially prepared video for the Nordic Peace Conference in Oslo in 2012, Prem Rawat emphasized the very real possibility of peace in our lifetime saying:
“There are people who are very greedy; there are people who don’t care. But in my opinion, that is a minority. The majority of the people on the face of this earth want peace, and if this is true, then peace on earth is a very achievable objective. People say it’s not going to happen. Well, let this time belong to those who believe it can happen, not to the ones who say it cannot.”Prem Rawat
In 2001 he set up The Prem Rawat Foundation which acknowledges the right of all humanity to clean water, food and peace so that we can all enjoy life with dignity, peace and prosperity. The foundation addresses the fundamental human need for peace through the Peace Education Program. This pioneering 10-week workshop explores inner resources such as choice and hope. Offered free of charge in many institutions around the world including universities and correctional facilities, this program has the ability to transform lives from the inside out.
Taking an innovative approach to helping people in communities caught in a downward cycle of poverty, TPRF has developed Food for People (FFP) a model program that provides nutritious meals in the local cuisine to children and ailing adults. Since 2001, the Foundation has provided millions of dollars of grants, including disaster relief to people in 40 countries across five continents.
Prem Rawat embraces creativity and cutting-edge technology to further his work. He is an inventor, musician, artist, photographer, and poet as well as a highly accomplished pilot with over 13,500+ hours flying time. Prem is married with four adult children and one grandson.