SN Goenka recipient of Padme Bhushan Award

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SN Goenka recipient of Padme Bhushan Award

Postby Ben » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:11 am

News just in...

Padma Bhushan Award


Respected Shri SN Goenkaji has been conferred the Padma Bhushan Award by the President of India.
The Padma Bhushan has been awarded for distinguished service of high order in social work. The award was announced on the occasion of Republic Day 2012
It will be conferred by the President of India at a function to be held at Rashtrapati Bhawan sometime around March/ April 2012.

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Padma Bhushan Award

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Re: SN Goenka recipient of Padme Bhushan Award

Postby cooran » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:23 am

Great news! Much merit to Goenka-ji

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Re: SN Goenka recipient of Padme Bhushan Award

Postby vidar » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:44 pm

Excellent news!!!
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All the world is on fire, All the world is burning, All the world is ablaze, All the world is quaking. That which does not quake or blaze, That to which worldlings do not resort, Where there is no place for Mara:That is where my mind delights. (SN 5.7)

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from moment to moment,
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as a smith purifies silver.
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Re: SN Goenka recipient of Padme Bhushan Award

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:14 pm

He is more than deserving.

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Re: SN Goenka recipient of Padme Bhushan Award

Postby Modus.Ponens » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:47 pm

:jawdrop: :thumbsup:
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Re: SN Goenka recipient of Padme Bhushan Award

Postby Mr Man » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:55 pm

Well done to Goenka and well done to India.
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