International Human Rights Awards Ceremony

December 9, 2017

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​ was honoured with the Global Peace Award and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ with the Ambassador of Peace Award at the 7th International Human Rights Awards Ceremony in Delhi, organised by All India Council of Human Rights, Liberties and Social Justice (AICHLS, with National Council Of News & Broadcasting (NCNB), Asian Human Rights Council (AHRC) , Amnesty Worldwide (AW) , Universal Mission For Peace And Harmony (UMPH) and International Institute Of Human Rights Studies (IIHRS).

Pujya Swamiji was honoured with the Global Peace Award for His tireless service to humanity as well as His unparalleled efforts to bring peace, interfaith harmony and spirit of togetherness to the world. His inspired service initiatives such as GIWA, GAP and DSF were shared and were also recognized as truly contributing a great deal to protect human rights and serve all of humanity.

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji was awarded for promoting peace thru inspirational and exceptional leadership, distinguished services to the humanity.

On the occasion, Pujya Swamiji shared, “There can be no Human Rights without simultaneously ensuring Nature’s Rights and rights of all living beings. When all living beings and Mother Earth are protected then only can there human existence let alone human rights. With ever increasing pollution levels, poisonous air, contaminated water and soil, we must work to protect the right to life for all living entities, thereby truly ensuring Human Rights.”

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji shared with great clarity and compassion, “Human Rights also come with our collective Human Responsibility to uphold these rights for our whole human family. We cannot talk about human rights without talking about human responsibility. When speaking about Human Rights, we so frequently emphasize our right to freedom. But it is crucial to remember that my freedom ends where your rights begin. Freedom is never a license to deprive others of their rights to a healthy, safe life.”

Amongst the interfaith delegation present on the occasion were Dr Anthony Raju, Advocate of the Supreme Court of India, President of AICHLS, Venerable Bhikku Sanghsena, Dr Binny Sareen, Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni , All India Imam Org Head Dr. Umer Ahmed Ilyasiji and many others were present on the occasion.