Lifting Up the World With a Oneness-Heart

The "Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart" Program is a unique award that was offered by Sri Chinmoy to recognise individuals from all walks of life who had inspired and uplifted humanity. Sri Chinmoy lifted the recipients overhead either with one arm or both arms using a specially constructed platform in a symbolic gesture of oneness with their uplifting achievements.

“I am trying with my capacity to encourage and inspire people in various walks of life who have inspired others in sports, literature, science or politics, or in their own personal lives. I lift them up to show my appreciation for their achievements,” he has said.

Beginning June 1988, Sri Chinmoy honoured more than 8,300 individuals in this manner, including Heads of State, diplomats, spiritual and religious leaders of many faiths, distinguished achievers in the arts and in literature, Nobel laureates and world class athletes.

“Only by our positive thinking,
  By our bringing the positive qualities
  Of others to the fore,
  Will this world be able
  To make progress.”
~Sri Chinmoy

1. Sri Chinmoy - Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees Vol 15, Number 14779