Prem Rawat began speaking about peace when he was just 4 years old. Although perhaps unable to fully articulate at such a young age, his extraordinary passion for peace has inspired millions of people over the last five decades.
Since his childhood, Prem has dedicated his life to addressing humanity’s essential need for peace. His perspective on peace goes beyond words. It is both practical and tangible. Peace is possible; it needs to be felt. When people are in peace, the world will be in peace.
“I’m not a politician, but I am a human being who holds very close to his heart the fundamental principles and possibility of peace on this earth. Whatever happens, peace needs to be given a chance to flourish. That’s the only thing we haven’t tried.”Prem Rawat
Prem Rawat receives hundreds of invitations every year to speak at events around the world. His message of peace is universal, appealing to all kinds of audiences, regardless of age, beliefs, or status, whether through intimate gatherings or vast crowds—sometimes exceeding 300,000 in India.
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.
Prem was born in northern India in 1957. At the age of 13 he was invited to speak in London and Los Angeles. What began as a school holiday developed into a life-long journey to bring his unique message of peace to the entire world, one person at a time.
Over 45 years later he continues to speak from his heart, without script or rehearsal. To fulfill his vision of inspiring people to discover and practice peace, he maintains a demanding travel schedule, flying an average of 100,000 nautical miles, and attending approximately 90 speaking engagements across the globe every year.
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
Taiwan TV Interview
United Nations Award
Italian Senate, Rome
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 (TPRF), which works to address the fundamental human needs of food, water and peace. Through a variety of programs and initiatives, TPRF is dedicated to helping build a world at peace, one person at a time so that people can live with peace, dignity and prosperity.
Two of TPRF’s long-term programs are: the Peace Education Program, a 10-week course to help people discover their own inner resources and the Food for People program, a model food-aid program helping communities to emerge from relentless poverty.
Food For People Program
Humanitarian Water & Food Awards
Peace Education Program
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 14,000 hours flying time. Prem is married with four adult children and three grandchildren.