Nay Pyi Taw December 17
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing received Sri Sri Ravi shankar, humanitarian leader and peace envoy of India through a virtual meeting this afternoon.
At the meeting, the Senior General expressed his pleasure for having the opportunity to meet with the great person esteemed by the global countries. The Senior General urged Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to recount his experiences on peace and morale issues as he is implementing the peace issues of neighbouring and global countries. And, the Senior General discussed State defence duty of the Myanmar Tatmadaw and its endeavours to restore peace.
In his response, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said he was glad to meet the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services of Myanmar. He understands heavy duty of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services. He also understands efforts of the Senior General to strengthen the country. He prayed for the Senior General to successfully discharge State duty. He then discussed needs of many qualifications for a leader, requirements of close relations and mutual understanding to solve conflicts, mutual understanding for lifestyle and needs of handing good events and reasons among those with different attitudes and good future to new generations, situation to secure victory in firmly holding up sympathy in overcoming challenges through various ways and means, and needs to make efforts for enabling international community to know Myanmar as a very peaceful and tranquil country as India and Myanmar are realizing the very friendly relations.
The Senior General expressed his pleasure for hearing the invaluable speeches. The Senior General said that Myanmar is striving for ceasing internal conflicts to be able to restore eternal peace. It should not put blame for past events but it should take lessons from the past events so that the people at present can shape the better future. Myanmar and India have same histories, cultures and traditions. As such, the Senior General expressed his firm belief for realizing the better relations between the two countries. The Senior General said he believed advice of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is sure to benefit peace processes of Myanmar. The Senior General said he is making vigorous efforts for restoring peace. The Senior General extended invitation to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to pay a visit to Myanmar.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was born in southern part of India on 13 May 1956. In 1981, he established the Living of Art Foundation which is an international non-profitable education and humanitarian organization. He also jointly set up the International Association for Human Values-IAHV in 1997. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is one of the greatest powerful prominent persons in India as well as the person with influence over the global countries due to the Living of Art Foundation he established. He performed many peace and humanitarian tasks across the world and successfully undertook many tasks for education, environmental issues and enhancement of social life in India. As such, various global countries including India conferred honorary titles on him. Moreover, he could negotiate internal armed insurgencies of India and the issues without peace in Middle East region to enjoy peaceful programme. The historic world culture festival was held in 2016, attended by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and artistes together with over 3.75 million of people from 155 countries. The Indian President presented Padma Vibhushan award which is the second highest title of India to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on 28 March 2016. The global countries conferred 21 honorary doctor degrees on him. He often holds talks with global leaders and prominent persons to continue undertakings of global peace and humanitarian issues.