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September 2009

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.

May 2009

His Holiness Swamiji plants his 25th World Peace Tree in Linz, Austria

On May 18, 2009, His Holiness Swamiji planted a "World Peace Mammut Tree", in Linz, capital city of the Federal Province Upper Austria. In a beautiful ceremony in presence of Town Councillor Mrs. Susanne Wegscheider and 1st Secretary of the Indian Embassy at Vienna, Mr. Aggarwal, Swamiji planted the 25th World Peace Tree in the park in front of the new central railway station of the "Peace City" Linz.

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May 2009

His Holiness Swamiji honoured by the Governor of the Federal Province Salzburg, and the Mayor of the City of Salzburg, Austria

On 15 May 2009, the Federal Province and the City of Salzburg, Austria, bestowed extraordinary honours and acknowledgement upon His Holiness Swamiji. In the beautiful historical Mirabell Castle, residence of the Communal and the Provincial Government of Salzburg, H. H. Swamiji and a group of his followers from Austria were welcomed cordially by Mrs. Burgstaller, Governor of the Federal Province and Mr. Schaden, Mayor of the City of Salzburg.

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