His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, is a humanitarian, spiritual leader and an ambassador of peace and human values. He is the founder of the Art of Living Foundation (1981) and the International Association for Human Values (1997) and is now considered one of the world's most influential entities in the world, spearheading the largest volunteer-based educational and humanitarian organization in the history of the world.
Through his life and work, Gurudev has inspired millions around the world with a vision of a stress-free, violence-free world. He has designed programs that provide techniques and tools to live a deeper, more joyous life and has established non-profit organizations that recognize the human identity beyond the boundaries of gender, race, nationality, and religion.
Since an early age, he has been championing the cause of the underprivileged and the marginalized sections of society.Through the Art of Living Foundation and International Association of Human Values, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has brought peace and joy to over 450 millions people in over 157 Countries during last 40 years, which includes rehabilitating some afflicted by the disease of addiction.