Acharya Lokesh Muni to Be Honoured as Global Jain Peace Ambassador’ by EAM S Jaishankar

In a world grappling with numerous conflicts and the looming threat of wars, the importance of individuals dedicated to propagating peace cannot be overstated. Recognizing this imperative, the Minister of External Affairs, S Jaishankar, is set to confer the esteemed title of ‘Global Jain Peace Ambassador’ upon Acharya Lokesh Muni. This significant honor is scheduled to be bestowed during an event organized by the Jain Pilgrim Centre, Navagraha Tirtha Kshetra, in Hubli Varur, Karnataka.

Acharya Lokesh Muni’s Distinctive Recognition

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will pay homage to Acharya Lokesh Muni, the distinguished founder of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti and the World Peace Center, by designating him as the ‘Global Jain Peace Ambassador.’ The event, hosted by the Jain Pilgrim Centre, is poised to take place in Hubli Varur, Karnataka, today. The recognition bestowed upon Acharya Lokesh Muni is not merely a ceremonial accolade but a tribute to his commendable contributions to fostering peace and harmony on a global scale.

Key Contributions and Global Impact

Acharya Lokeshji’s recognition is rooted in his tireless efforts to promote peace and harmony, both within India and internationally. His commitment to enhancing the global standing of India and Jainism is highly commendable. The honor acknowledges his pivotal role in advocating for non-violence, mutual cooperation, and peace on a global platform.

The distinguished ceremony will witness the presence of notable figures such as Digambar Jain, Acharya Gunadharnandiji, founder of AGM Group of Institutions. Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, former Karnataka Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai, and Vice-Chancellor S Vidyashankar will grace the event, adding to the significance of the occasion.

Who Is Acharya Lokesh Muni?

Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni stands out as the founder of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti, contributing significantly to national character building and the establishment of non-violence. His journey spans over three decades, during which he has undertaken extensive travels, covering 20,000 kilometers across India, to highlight the importance of eradicating social evils.

Born on April 17, 1961, in Pachpadra City, Acharya Lokesh Muni possesses a profound understanding of Jain, Buddhist, Vedic, and other Indian and foreign philosophies. His extensive linguistic prowess includes proficiency in Sanskrit, Hindi, Prakrit, English, and Gujarati. A versatile intellectual, he has authored numerous books, showcasing his depth of knowledge.

Honours and Recognitions

Acharya Lokesh Muni’s dedication and contributions have not gone unnoticed. Over the years, he has been bestowed with several prestigious awards, including the ‘Ethical Honour’ of Gulzarilal Nanda Foundation in 2006, the National Communal Harmony Award by the Government of India in 2010, the Ambassador of Peace Award by the United Nations in 2014, and the ‘Keys of Milpitas City’ by the Mayor of Milpitas, California, Hoze Astawish.

As Acharya Lokesh Muni prepares to be honored as the ‘Global Jain Peace Ambassador,’ his life’s work serves as an inspiration, reinforcing the importance of individuals dedicated to fostering peace, harmony, and understanding on a global scale.

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