2006 Recipient, International Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India
Today, incredible wealth is accompanied by a remarkable lack of caring for the weak and the marginalized… But a world divided cannot survive. The human family cannot live partly rich and mostly poor. We must change the world. We must harness the emerging universal values of our common humanity, and see beyond individual wealth and growth of GNP (Gross National Product)… and remember, as Robert Kennedy said, that: "The Gross National Product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile."
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