Peace Begins with Every Single Human Being- Prem Rawat
New Delhi, December 5, 2023:
On Dec 3rd, Prem Rawat, world-renowned educator, bestselling author and humanitarian, presented the message of peace at a mega event which was attended by more than one lakh people at Raj Vidya Kender, Chattarpur, New Delhi. People in attendance included several dignitaries, media personnel, students, and individuals from all walks of life who came from several parts of India and overseas.
During the event, Prem emphasized the importance of ‘Knowing Yourself’. He stated that he is here to simplify complicated things. He further said that all things in life have two different natures — one which brings you closer to yourself and another one that takes you away from yourself. And then he posed a question for the audience, “In your life, which things are more in number, the ones which bring you closer to you, or the ones that take you farther away?
Prem narrated a story through which he emphasized that we should give importance to those things in life that help us bring us closer to ourselves. Only then will we have peace and joy in our lives.
According to Prem, peace is something that must be experienced in every heart. If people start respecting peace, then there will be peace. The peace we are looking for is within us. That is where we will find it. The attendees were captivated by such a profound message. It was a great sight to see tens of thousands of people attentively listening and taking one step further in their own journey towards peace.
On April 2nd, 2023, in Lucknow, India, Prem Rawat set the world record for the largest audience ever to attend a book reading by a single author. At that gathering, 114,704 people listened to him read from ‘Swayam ki Awaj’ Hindi version of his New York Times bestselling book, "Hear Yourself: How to Find Peace in a Noisy World." During the event in Delhi yesterday, Prem Rawat was felicitated with a Certificate of Appreciation by Sachin Sharma, editor of Harper Collins Publishers, India. This was in honour of the stellar achievement - Hear Yourself / Swayam ki Awaaz, reaching a sales figure in India alone of over 1,25,000 in less than a year.
On 26th November in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, Prem Rawat presented a lecture entitled "Understanding the Value of Life: Know Thyself" to an audience of 375,603 people, setting a new world record for the "largest attendance at a single lecture." This is the second Guinness World Record that Prem Rawat has achieved within a year.
About Prem Rawat:
Prem Rawat, world-renowned educator, bestselling author, humanitarian, and now double Guinness World Records holder, inspires audiences across the world to truly connect with their deepest self and live a life of fulfilment. Prem Rawat has touched the lives of hundreds of millions of people, with his relentless efforts spanning over 100 countries to bring a practical message of hope and peace to all, one person at a time. His lectures and talks are based on his deep personal experience in over 5,500 event presentations he has made in his work, that spans over six decades.
From boy prodigy, 70’s teenage icon, to global peace ambassador, Prem has brought exceptional clarity, inspiration and deep life learning to millions of people through his books, training, web content, media interviews, and above all, his live events and speaking engagements. He has addressed audience at various prestigious forums like United Nations, European Parliament, and universities including Harvard, Oxford, IIM Ahmedabad, IIT Delhi etc. Now based in United States, the founder of The Prem Rawat Foundation. Prem works with people from all walks of life, showing them how to experience the source of wellbeing and peace within themselves.
His Peace Education Program, a themed soft skills wellbeing program, based on Prem's lectures, is used in over 1,500 educational institutions globally with over 400,000 people having already participated. It is also used in over 890 prisons worldwide helping to reduce re-offending, across 80 countries and translated into 40 languages. The Prem Rawat Foundation's latest "Peace Education Program EDU" is specifically designed for teachers and education.
His foundation also runs ‘Food for People’ facility in Bantoli (Ranchi) in India wherein nutritious local meals and clean water are served every day to children and elderly adults. This initiative has resulted in improving health, increasing school enrolment, dropping crime rates and thus enabling local economies to bloom. Similar facilities are running in Nepal and Ghana as well.
In 2023 alone Prem Rawat has spoken to over 775 million people across all media, including TV, print and radio. He recently traveled to Dubai, UAE, to introduce the Peace Education Program to educators from across the world and launch the Arabic version of his bestselling book, “Hear Yourself: How to Find Peace in a Noisy World.” The historic trip attracted attention from international media outlets that are amplifying his insights and efforts to millions of people. Prem Rawat was also invited to speak on the occasion of the release of the Arabic version of his bestselling book, at the world-renowned Sharjah International Book Fair, in the UAE.
Prem is also a pilot, with 15,000 hours of flying experience, a photographer, classic car restorer, and a father to four children and grandfather of four.