The South Asian Times

24 March 2018 21:23 PM

Three honored at 2017 IISD Award Ceremony

New York: Institute of International Social Development (IISD), an international NGO in Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC of the United Nations, celebrated the ‘2017 IISD Award Ceremony’ with the recognition of three eminent personalities from the United Nations and the spiritual world for their contributions to the society. The program was held on November 17 at the Tillman Chapel at the Church Center, United Nations. The theme for the event was ‘Realization of our one human family through spirituality and the UN Goals.’

Salwa Kader, President and Founder, International Federation of Middle East Peace and Sustainable Development, formerly the Director of United Nations Women’s Guild in Manhattan, was presented the 2017 Global Ambassador Peace Award for her immense contributions in bringing about understanding and peace in the Middle East and other regions.

From the world of spirituality, Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, emissaries of Paramahansa Yogananda and Spiritual Directors of Ananda Sangha Worldwide, received the 2017 Global Ambassador Peace Award for their outstanding work in bringing about peace in the world with their international organization which teaches meditation and the kriya yoga in the tradition of Paramhansa Yogananda.

The Institute’s goal is to attain the UN goal of ‘One Earth One Family’ through UN’s goals and programs and also instilling spiritual values to uplift humanity to a higher level of consciousness for them to help attain the UN goals.

The award was presented by Shomik Chaudhuri, President, IISD, New York and coordinated by Sharon Hamilton-Getz, Vice President.

Update: 02 Dec, 2017