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Mahatma Gandhi

Biography of Mahatma Gandhi
"Father of the Nation"

Full Name: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Born : October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, India.

Mohandas Gandhi studied law in London and came to aggravate for Indian rights both at home and in South Africa. He became a leader of India's independence movement, organizing boycotts against British institutions in peaceful forms of civil disobedience.In 1893, he went to South Africa and spent his 20 years of life in opposing discriminatory legislation against Indians. 

As a pioneer of Satyagraha, or resistance through mass non-violent civil disobedience, he became one of the major political and spiritual leaders of his time. Satyagraha remains one of the most potent philosophies in freedom struggles throughout the world today.
In 1914, Gandhi returned to India, where he supported the Home Rule movement, and became leader of the Indian National Congress, advocating a policy of non-violent non-co-operation to achieve independence. His goal was to help poor farmers and laborers protest oppressive taxation and discrimination. He struggled to alleviate poverty, liberate women and put an end to caste discrimination, with the ultimate objective being self-rule for India.
The face of Gandhi in old age—smiling, wearing glasses, and with a white sash over his right shoulder
Mahatma Gandhi
Following his civil disobedience campaign (1919-22), he was jailed for conspiracy (1922-4). In 1930, he led a landmark 320 km/200 mi march to the sea to collect salt in symbolic defiance of the government monopoly. On his release from prison (1931), he attended the London Round Table Conference on Indian constitutional reform. In 1946, he negotiated with the Cabinet Mission which recommended the new constitutional structure. After independence, he tried to stop the Hindu-Muslim conflict in Bengal, a policy which led to his assassination.At the age of 78 ,he was assassinated by  a Hindu fanatic, Nathuram Godse, in the grounds of Birla House in New Delhi(30th January 1948).
Mahatma meaning 'Great Soul' was an honorific applied to Gandhi by Rabindranath Tagore.
Even after his death, Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and his belief in simple living,making his own clothes, eating a vegetarian diet, and using fasts for self-purification as well as a means of protest have been a beacon of hope for oppressed and marginalized people throughout the world.
 The birthday of Mahatma Gandhi(Bapu) is a declared  National Holiday in India.His birthday is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti every year on 2 October. 
Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi/Thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi

The great thoughts of a leader conveys many things for us to know and live our life better.

“In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all.”

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” 

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”    

“My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.”

 “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with dirty feet.”    

“Your capacity to keep your vow will depend on the purity of your life.”  

More Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi

Books by Mahatma Gandhi
? Autobiography : My Experiments With Truth
? All Men Are Brothers (Complete Book Online)
? Character & Nation Building
? Collected Works Of Mahatma Gandhi (Vol. 1 to 100) (H.B)
? Constructive Programme
? Diet & Diet Reform
? Discourses On Gita
? Essential Work of Mahatma Gandhi (Vol. 1)
? Ethical Religion (Complete Book Online)
? Gandhi For 21st Century, By Anand T. Hingorani (Ed.), Vol. 1 to 24
     (Compilation of Gandhi's Philosophy ) 
? Gandhiji Expects
? Gita According To Gandhi
? Hind Swaraj Or Indian Home Rule
? India Of My Dream
? Industrial And Agrarian Life And Relations
? Key To Health (Complete Book Online)
? Mohanmala
? My God
? My Religion
? Nature Cure
? Panchayat Raj
? Pathway To God
? Prayer
? Ramanama
? Satyagraha In South Africa
? Selections From Gandhi (Complete Book Online)
? Self Restraint Vs. Self Indulgence
? The Book of Gandhi Wisdom
? The Essence of Hinduism
? The Essential Writings of Mahatma Gandhi
? The Gandhi Reader
? The Law And The Lawyers
? The Message Of Gita
? The Mind Of Mahatma Gandhi (Complete Book Online)
? The Selected Works Of Mahatma Gandhi (Vol. 1 to 6)
? The Way To Communal Harmony
? The Words Of Gandhi
? Towards New Education
? Trusteeship
? Truth Is God
? Unto This Last
? Village Industries
? Village Swaraj
? Young India

Five Indian Americans in Forbes richest 400

Five Indian Americans in Forbes richest 400
Bharat Desai

Five Indian-Americans headed by Bharat Desai at no. 239, figure in the Forbes magazine's annual list of the richest people in America. Bill Gates retains the top spot with $66 billion, up $7 billion from 2011.
(Source: Forbes 400/The Richest people in America)

Bharat Desai
Net worth = $2 bn
Kenya-born Bharat Desai (No. 239) started as a programmer for Tata Consultancy Services, only to leave the company four years later to start Syntel with his wife.
Photo:Syntel website

Romesh T. Wadhwani

Net worth = $1.9 bn
Wadhwani (No. 250) landed in the US with only a few dollars in his pocket and later developed business software firm Aspect Development. Today his portfolio includes more than 10 different enterprise software companies.Photo:Symphony Technology website
Five Indian Americans in Forbes richest 400

Romesh T. Wadhwani

Five Indian Americans in Forbes richest 400

Kavitark Ram Shriram

Net worth = $1.6 billion
Kavitark Ram Shriram (No. 298), Managing Partner, Sherpalo Ventures, was one of the first people to write a check to Google cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page in 1998.
Photo:Sherpalo Ventures website

Vegetable Corn Chat

Stomach filling Vegetable Corn chat

This recipe I tried with my own idea.It resulted good and satisfied my stomach.I am a chat food lover.Somedays in evening,when I feel hungry, I use to feel upset as i could not get chat food near by my area.This home-made easy chat I can prepare hereafter.Thanks for Indiblogger and Del Monte,if they never conducted contest,I would not have thought about preparing chat in home.

Taste the new mint flavor vegetable Del Monte corn chat without any masala powder and maida puri.


oil - 2 tablespoon
garlic - 2-3 crushed
mint leaves - 1 cup chopped
green chilly-2 chopped
cabbage-1/2 cup chopped
carrot-1/4 cup shredded
beetroot-1/4 cup shredded
Del Monte Fresh cut Golden Sweet Whole Kernel Corn-No salt Added - drained 1 cup
punchy pepper cheese spread - 3
tomatoes-2 finely chopped
salt - to taste
lemon juice - to taste

Ingredients to add and serve

Fried Moong Dal - 1 cup 
chow-chow - 1/4 cup finely chopped(into small pieces)
cashew nuts -Take as required;finely chopped(into very small pieces)
Raisins - Take as required

Vegetable Corn Chat Preparation : 

Heat the pan with 2 tablespoon of oil. Add the crushed garlic,chopped mint leaves and green chilly.Its spiciness can be felt by the nose.

                                  Vegetable Corn Chat

Then add the chopped cabbage,shredded carrot and beetroot.Fry them for 2 minutes.Next add the sweet corn,pepper cheese and mix them all until cheese get melted.Add tomatoes and fry till it becomes tender.Meanwhile cabbage,carrot and beetroot will also get cooked.

Del Monte has offered ready to eat cooked corn so need not worry about corn.

Add lemon juice and salt for taste as required.

Mix all and keep this spicy vegetable bowl ready, to serve as chat.

At the time of serving add fried moong dal,chopped chow chow,cashews and raisins.

Mix all and serve.

Fresh Del Monte Sweet Corn mixed with nuts,mint and fried moong dal makes you forget that you are eating vegetables and also fills your stomach quickly.

Ganesha Ganesha

A vahana for Ganesha
    By Rachna Chhabria

Bal Ganesha or baby Ganesha was a naughty child, unlike the quiet Kartikeya. Little Ganesha was always up to mischief, doing things he should not be doing and driving his mother Parvati crazy.

She was constantly running around Mount Kailash in search of her son, who she would find hiding behind a snow covered tree or hill. The angry mother would drag the little one back home. Then she would make him sit beside her while she completed her chores. Her eyes would frequently stray to her elephant-headed son.

Bal Ganesha was fond of sweets, especially laddoos. Whenever Parvati prepared a special meal for her family, she would keep a strict watch over her son who would happily eat up most of  the laddoos from the large platters, leaving very few for his father and brother.

Quiet Kartikeya was no trouble. He was an obedient child. He seldom needed supervision. Sitting astride his peacock, Kartikeya travelled everywhere, often  taking his father’s messages to the gods.

“I too want a vahana (vehicle),”  Ganesha tugged at his mother’s sari. This had been his frequent request for the past one month.
“You are not ready for it Ganesha,” his mother answered. A vahana for Ganesha would mean more work for her. She would end up looking after her baby and whichever creature he chose as his vahana. It had been no problem getting the self-reliant Kartikeya a vahana, for he looked after himself and his peacock.

Ganesha Ganesha
“I will get you a vahana when you grow a little older. You have to take care of your vahana,” she explained, cradling her son in her lap.

Stomping his foot, little Ganesha pouted. “No, I will not wait. I want a vahana right now,” he said loudly, shattering the peace and disturbing his father who was meditating.

Shiva opened his eyes. Kartikeya and Parvati shivered. An angry Shiva was a fierce sight. Mother and son stared at Shiva in shock. Seeing the fear in their eyes,  he smiled.
“Come here,” he beckoned little Ganesha, who trotted up to his father on chubby legs, munching a large peda. Gathering his son close, Shiva ruffled Ganesha’s hair.

“I have the perfect vahana for you,” he said, winking at his wife and Kartikeya. They were stunned.

Over the last week, Shiva’s meditation had been disturbed by the constant squeaks of a scampering mouse. Not just that, the mouse had chewed up his meditation mat! Ganesha too was proving troublesome. It was time to bring two naughty creatures together, decided Shiva.

With his cosmic eye, Shiva saw the little mouse hiding in a corner of the room. With a brisk snap of his fingers, he brought the mouse out. The tiny creature obeyed Shiva’s silent command and scurried towards him.

Lifting the mouse, Shiva dropped it into baby Ganesha’s hands.  “Henceforth this will be your vahana,” he said.

Thrilled with his vahana, Ganesha went down on his haunches and stared delightedly at the furry little mouse.

The moment the mouse was placed on the ground it darted away to safety. Ganesha, who taken by surprise, chased the pesky creature all over the house. Parvati smiled. Her clever husband had once again solved her problem. Now her little Ganesha would not trouble her, as he would be too busy keeping his mischievous vahana under control. It would take Ganesha years to learn to control his mouse, and by then he would have outgrown his mischief!


Read also : Gajendra Puranam


Elephant head: superior intellect;

curled trunk: the symbol Om or faculty of discrimination;

snake around waist: cosmic energy;

broken tusk: knowledge;

large ears: the ability to separate the real from the unreal;

 human body: supreme wisdom;

 large belly: the digestion of all types of experience, good and bad;

 leg on the ground: dealing with the world with singular concentration upon the Supreme Reality;

four arms: mind (manas), intellect (buddhi), ego (ahamkar) and consciousness (chitta).

The axe in his hand symbolises cutting of all desires and worldly attachments, the rope the ability to pull the devotee out of his worldly entanglements and bind him to the Almighty, the modak the joyous rewards of spiritual seeking, the food material wealth and power, the lotus the supreme goal of human evolution and the mouse desire.

Wish You All a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi !

Who is Dalai Lama?

A Brief Biography 

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is both the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family, in a small hamlet located in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet.At the age of two the child, who was named Lhamo Dhondup at that time was recognized as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso.  The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and patron saint of Tibet.  Bodhisattvas are enlightened beings who have postponed their own nirvana and chosen to take rebirth in order to serve humanity.

Education in Tibet

His Holiness began his monastic education at the age of six.  The curriculum consisted of five major and five minor subjects.  The major subjects were logic, Tibetan art and culture, Sanskrit, medicine, and Buddhist philosophy which was further divided into a further five categories: Prajnaparimita, the perfection of wisdom; Madhyamika, the philosophy of the middle Way; Vinaya, the canon of monastic discipline; Abidharma, metaphysics; and Pramana, logic and epistemology.  The five minor subjects were poetry, music and drama, astrology, motre and phrasing, and synonyms.  At 23 he sat for his final examination in the Jokhang Temple, Lhasa, during the annual Monlam (prayer) Festival in 1959.  He passed with honours and was awarded the Geshe Lharampa degree, the highest-level degree equivalent to a doctorate of Buddhist philosophy. Leadership Responsibilities

In 1950 His Holiness was called upon to assume full political power after China's invasion of Tibet in 1949.  In 1954, he went to Beijing for peace talks with Mao Zedong and other Chinese leaders, including Deng Xiaoping and Chou Enlai.  But finally, in 1959, with the brutal suppression of the Tibetan national uprising in Lhasa by Chinese troops, His Holiness was forced to escape into exile.  Since then he has been living in Dharamsala, northern India, the seat of the Tibetan political administration in exile.

Since the Chinese invasion, His Holiness has appealed to the United Nations on the question of Tibet. The General Assembly adopted three resolutions on Tibet in 1959, 1961 and 1965.

Democratisation Process

In 1963 His Holiness presented a draft democratic constitution for Tibet that was followed by a number of reforms to democratise our administrative set-up.  The new democratic constitution promulgated as a result of this reform was named "The Charter of Tibetans in Exile".  The charter enshrines freedom of speech, belief, assembly and movement.  It also provides detailed guidelines on the functioning of the Tibetan government with respect to those living in exile.

In 1992 His Holiness issued guidelines for the constitution of a future, free Tibet.  He announced that when Tibet becomes free the immediate task would be to set up an interim government whose first responsibility will be to elect a constitutional assembly to frame and adopt Tibet's democratic constitution.  On that day His Holiness would transfer all his historical and political authority to the Interim President and live as an ordinary citizen.  His Holiness also stated that he hoped that Tibet, comprising of the three traditional provinces of U-Tsang, Amdo and Kham, would be federal and democratic.

In May 1990, the reforms called for by His Holiness saw the realisation of a truly democratic administration in exile for the Tibetan community.  The Tibetan Cabinet (Kashag), which till then had been appointed by His Holiness, was dissolved along with the Tenth Assembly of Tibetan People's Deputies (Tibetan parliament in exile).  In the same year, exile Tibetans on the Indian sub-continent and in more than 33 other countries elected 46 members to the expanded Eleventh Tibetan Assembly on a one-man one-vote basis.  The Assembly, in its turn, elected the new members of the cabinet.  In September 2001, a further major step in democratisation was taken when the Tibetan electorate directly elected the Kalon Tripa, the senior-most minister of the Cabinet.  The Kalon Tripa in turn appointed his own cabinet who had to be approved by the Tibetan Assembly.  In Tibet's long history, this was the first time that the people elected the political leadership of Tibet.

Peace Initiatives

In September 1987 His Holiness proposed the Five Point Peace Plan for Tibet as the first step towards a peaceful solution to the worsening situation in Tibet.  He envisaged that Tibet would become a sanctuary; a zone of peace at the heart of Asia, where all sentient beings can exist in harmony and the delicate environment can be preserved. China has so far failed to respond positively to the various peace proposals put forward by His Holiness

The Five Point Peace Plan

In his address to members of the United States Congress in Washington, D.C. on 21 September 1987, His Holiness proposed the following peace plan, which contains five basic components: 

Transformation of the whole of Tibet into a zone of peace.
Abandonment of China's population transfer policy that threatens the very existence of the Tibetans as a people.

Respect for the Tibetan people's fundamental human rights and democratic freedoms.
Restoration and protection of Tibet's natural environment and the abandonment of China's use of Tibet for the production of nuclear weapons and dumping of nuclear waste.
Commencement of earnest negotiations on the future status of Tibet and of relations between the Tibetan and Chinese peoples.

Strasbourg Proposal

In his address to members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 15 June 1988, His Holiness made another detailed proposal elaborating on the last point of the Five Point Peace Plan.  He proposed talks between the Chinese and Tibetans leading to a self-governing democratic political entity for all three provinces of Tibet.  This entity would be in association with the People's Republic of China and the Chinese Government would continue to remain responsible for Tibet's foreign policy and defence. 

Universal Recognition

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a man of peace.  In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet.  He has consistently advocated policies of non-violence, even in the face of extreme aggression. He also became the first Nobel Laureate to be recognized for his concern for global environmental problems.

His Holiness has travelled to more than 62 countries spanning 6 continents.  He has met with presidents, prime ministers and crowned rulers of major nations.  He has held dialogues with the heads of different religions and many well-known scientists.

Since 1959 His Holiness has received over 84 awards, honorary doctorates, prizes, etc., in recognition of his message of peace, non-violence, inter-religious understanding, universal responsibility and compassion.  His Holiness has also authored more than 72 books.

His Holiness describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk.

Awards and Honors

DateName of the AwardAwarded byCountry
May 24, 2012Honorary CitizenshipCity of Huy, HuyBelgium
May 22, 2012Udine City KeyCity of Udine, UdineItaly
May 20, 2012Carinthia State Gold MedalCarinthia StateAustria
May 18, 2012Gold Medal of KlagenfurtCity of Klagenfurt, KlagenfurtAustria
May 14, 2012Templeton PrizeJohn Templeton Foundation, West ConshohockenU.S.A.
April 26, 2012Honorary DegreeLoyola University, ChicagoU.S.A.
December 2, 2011Dayanand Modi Award for Art, Culture and Education 2011Dayawati Modi Foundation, New DelhiIndia
October 9, 2011Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and PeaceThe Gandhi Development Trust, DurbanSouth Africa
September 5, 2011Doctor Honoris CausaIndira Gandhi National Open University, New DelhiIndia
August 18, 2011Doctor Honoris CausaUniversity of Tartu, TartuEstonia
July 13, 2011Lifetime Achievement AwardCaring Institute, WashingtonU.S.A.
May 11, 2011Doctor Honoris CausaUniversity of Arkansas, FayettevilleU.S.A.
May 9, 2011Doctor Honoris CausaSouthern Methodist University, DallasU.S.A.
May 8, 2011Doctor Honoris CausaUniversity of Minnesota, MinneapolisU.S.A.
May 4, 2011Shine A Light AwardAmnesty International USA, Los AngelesU.S.A.
November 23, 2010Doctor Honoris CausaJamia Millia Islamia University, New DelhiIndia
October 21, 2010Harry T. Wilkes Leadership AwardHarry T. Wilks Foundation, OxfordU.S.A.
October 21, 2010Doctor Honoris CausaMiami University, OxfordU.S.A.
October 20, 2010International Freedom AwardNational Underground Railroad Freedom Center, CincinnatiU.S.A.
September 21, 2010Menschen in Europa AwardMenschen in Europa, PassauGermany
September 18, 2010Honorary CitizenshipCity of Budapest, BudapestHungary
May 23, 2010President's MedalHunter College, New YorkU.S.A.
May 18, 2010Doctor Honoris CausaUniversity of Northern Iowa, Cedar FallsU.S.A.
March 18, 2010Nirmala Deshpande Memorial Award for Peace and Global HarmonyGandhi Ashram Reconstruction TrustIndia
February 23, 2010Baccalaureate Honoris CausaBroward College, DavieU.S.A.
February 19, 2010Democracy Service MedalNational Endowment for Democracy, WashingtonU.S.A.
October 6, 2009The Lantos Human Rights PrizeLantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, WashingtonU.S.A.
September 30, 2009
Doctor Honoris CausaUniversity of Calgary, Calgary Canada
September 27, 2009Prize for Love and ForgivenessFetzer Institute, VancouverU.S.A.
September 23, 2009International Freedom AwardNational Civil Rights Museum, MemphisU.S.A.
August 3, 2009Doctor Honoris CausaUniversity of Marburg, MarburgGermany
July 29, 2009Honorary CitizenshipCity of Warsaw, WarsawPoland
June 7, 2009
Honorary CitizenshipCity of Paris, ParisFrance
February 10, 2009 German Media PrizeEditors of Germany, Baden BadenGermany
February 10, 2009Honorary Citizenship City of Venice, VeniceItaly 
February 9, 2009Honorary CitizenshipCity of Rome, RomeItaly
December 8, 2008Doctor Honoris CausaJagiellonian University, KrakowPoland
July 25, 2008Global Leadership AwardAspen Institute, AspenUSA
July 13, 2008Doctor Honoris CausaLehigh University, BethlehemU.S.A.
April 14, 2008Doctor Honoris CausaUniversity of Washington, SeattleU.S.A.
Oct. 22, 2007 Presidential Distinguished Professor Emory University, Atlanta U.S.A.
October 17, 2007 U.S. Congressional Gold Medal U.S. Congress, WashingtonU.S.A. 
October 8, 2007 Ahimsa Award Institute of Jainology, London U.K. 
September 20, 2007Doctor Honoris Causa University of Muenster, Muenster Germany
June 8, 2007 Doctor Honoris Causa Southern Cross University, MelbourneAustralia 
May 12, 2007 BILD Award BILD Magazine, Germany Germany 
May 9, 2007 Doctor Honoris Causa Smith College, Northampton U.S.A. 
December 10, 2006 Order of the White Lotus Republic of Kalmykia, Russian Federation Kalmykia 
October 14, 2006 Doctor Honoris CausaUniversity of Rome 3, Rome Italy 
September 19, 2006Doctor Honoris Causa University of Buffalo, New York U.S.A. 
September 9, 2006 Honorary Citizenship Canada Canada 
May 4, 2006Doctor Honoris CausaUniversity of Santiago, SantiagoChile
February 16, 2006Ben Gurion Negev AwardBen Gurion University, Be'er ShevaIsrael
November 6, 2005Inspiration & Compassion AwardAmerican Himalayan Foundation, San FranciscoU.S.A.
September 25, 2005 Doctor Honoris Causa Rutgers University, New Jersy U.S.A. 
August 12, 2005 Manhae Peace Prize Manhae Foundation South Korea 
July 27, 2005 Hessian Peace Prize Parliament of Hesse, Wiesbaden Germany 
October 7, 2004 Doctor Honoris Causa Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City Mexico 
October 5, 2004 The Gold Medal National University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico CityMexico 
September 27, 2004 Doctor Honoris Causa University of Costa Rica, San Jose Costa Rica 
September 24, 2004 Doctor Honoris Causa University of Puerto Rico, San Juan Puerto Rico
September 23, 2004 Doctor Honoris Causa University of Miami U.S.A. 
September 18, 2004 Doctor Honoris Causa Nova Southeastern University, Miami U.S.A. 
May 28, 2004 Humphreys Memorial Award for Services to Buddhism Buddhist Society of U.K. U.K. 
April 27, 2004 International Acharya Sushil Kumar Peace AwardUniversity of Toronto, TorontoCanada 
April 27, 2004 Doctor Honoris Causa University of Toronto Canada 
April 20, 2004 Doctor Honoris Causa Simon Fraser University, VancouverCanada
April 19, 2004Doctor Honoris Causa University of British Columbia, VancouverCanada 
April 16, 2004 2nd Citizens Peace Building Award University of California, IrvineU.S.A. 
October 9, 2003 Award for Promotion of Human RightsFoundation Jaime Brunet, Madrid Spain 
September 19, 2003 Human Right AwardInternational League for Human Rights, New YorkU.S.A.
September 5, 2003Doctor Honoris CausaUniversity of San FranciscoU.S.A. 
June 3, 2003 Manfred Bjorkquist MedalSigtuna Foundation, StockholmSweden
December 5, 2002Basavashree Award Basavakendra, Sri Murugha Math, ChitradurgaIndia
November 7, 2002Doctor Honoris CausaMongolian University of Science & TechnologyMongolia
November 7, 2002Doctor Honoris CausaNational University of MongoliaMongolia
October 14, 2002Human Rights Prize University of GrazAustria 
July 6, 2002Man of the YearCroatian Academic SocietyCroatia
May 21, 2002Peace Award 2000UN Association of AustraliaAustralia 
December 5, 2001Doctor Honoris CausaUniversity of Tromso Norway
November 26, 2001Doctor Honoris CausaUniversity of Lusiada Porto Portugal
June 10, 2001Ecce homo OrderKancelaria Kapituly OrderuPoland
October 16, 2000Doctor Honoris CausaComenius University, BratislavaSlovakia

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