Meeting with Bosnia & Herzegovina Presidency Chairman Željko Komšić
Bosnia & Herzegovina Presidency Chairman Mr. Željko Komšić welcomed this distinguished saint and humanist, and expressed appreciation and gratefulness about his efforts in promoting peace.
His Holiness Swamiji had an extensive and amicable talk with the President. They exchanged in particular their views of a multi-cultural, multi-national and multi-confessional environment as it exists in Bosnia & Hercegovina as well as in India. Tolerance, respect and understanding are the base of a peaceful living together in every community, and especially in such a multi-ethnic situation.
The President stated: "You are an example of how one person can direct a lot of people in a positive direction and I believe that your visit to Bosnia & Heregovina will generate positive energy in all citizens of this country." He added that Bosnia has always been a place of coexistence of different religions and respect for diversity where people have always lived with each other, not next to each other, and that the visit of such a prominent spiritual teacher is another important contribution to the understanding of Eastern philosophy and way of life in Bosnia & Herzegovina. To us in Bosnia & Herzegovina your work and message means a lot because you promote a noble idea throughout the whole world, and we in Bosnia & Hercegovina require noble men and noble ideas." As the highest sign of respect, gratitude and recognition of Swamiji's efforts and outstanding achievements, he handed a gift to this distinguished spiritual master.
At the end of the meeting, the President expressed his appreciation about Swamiji's visit to Bosnia & Herzegovina and granted to His Holiness his heartfelt acknowledgement, friendship and hospitality: "Feel free to come to Bosnia at any time because here you have true friends."