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Mayor of Los Angeles Honors Prem Rawat

Los Angeles, January 12 — James K. Hahn, Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, has presented to Prem Rawat, also known as Maharaji, the highest award bestowed by the City upon meritorious citizens. The award reads as follows: “ A Certificate of Commendation is hereby presented to Prem Rawat, Maharaji.

“As Mayor of the City of Los Angeles and on behalf of its residents, I commend you for your tireless, lifelong efforts to bring to people in the Los Angeles area and around the world a message of hope, and for providing them inspiration and guidance to find peace within and live fulfilling lives.

“I am pleased to join with members of the community in recognizing your remarkable achievements and accomplishments throughout the years. With best wishes in all your future endeavors.”
--James K. Hahn, Mayor

For Linda Pascotto, President of The Prem Rawat Foundation, “This award from Mayor Hahn begins the new year on a high note for Prem Rawat. This award is particularly appreciated because it recognizes Prem Rawat for his tireless, lifelong efforts helping people lead fulfilled lives. The recognition that Prem Rawat is receiving for his inspiration and guidance is growing rapidly.

“Last year, more than 1.4 million people came to hear him. He was invited to present his message of peace on four continents and addressed distinguished audiences including faculty, guests, and students at Harvard University, members of the Parliament in Rome, and the Universal Forum of Cultures in Barcelona, Spain. Since Prem Rawat was first invited to the West to present his message of peace in 1971, he has since then addressed millions of people on all continents.”

The Prem Rawat Foundation regularly holds free medical clinics in India, providing thousands of free eye consultations. It has received more than US $120,000 in contributions in recent weeks for victims of the tsunami in Southeast Asia and is preparing to contribute to the relief efforts.

For more information on Maharaji (Prem Rawat) and Knowledge, visit www.tprf.org

Source: The Prem Rawat Foundation (310) 392-5700