Sri Sri Says Malala Did Nothing to Deserve a Nobel Peace Prize

Sri Sri said he wouldn’t accept the Nobel Peace prize, even if he was offered one.

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. (Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)

Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of Art of Living and the World Cultural Festival controversy has said that Nobel Malala Yousafzai did not deserve the award.

The spiritual guru also said that he would never accept the Nobel Peace Prize.

That girl (Malala) has done nothing to get the Nobel prize.
Sri Sri Ravishankar

Even though the Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousufzai has been internationally acclaimed for her stand on girls’ education, despite the death threats received from the Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat valley, Sri Sri Ravishankar expressed his disapproval over her credibility.

The Economic Times quoted Sri Sri as saying:

What is the importance of an award when it is being presented to a 16-year-old girl, without even looking at what she has contributed. I was in the past offered the Nobel Peace Prize, but I had rejected it as I only believe in working and not in being honoured for my work. We should always honour only to those who deserve it and I am totally against honouring Malala Yousafzai with the prize and it is of no use. 

When asked in Latur if he would be interested in getting a Nobel prize for peace, the Indian spiritual guru said that he wouldn’t accept it even if he was offered one. Without naming Malala, he said there was no point in getting a Nobel without contributing anything.

Sri Sri Ravishankar was in Latur, Maharashtra to oversee a water conservation project that was being run by volunteers from his organisation.

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