Awards & Recognitions

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

A few selection of Awards and Recognition

Shri Mataji has been recognized  worldwide by several prestigious institutions for her selfless work and for the remarkable results  of her spiritual teachings through  Sahaja Yoga, a few of which are listed below.

Italy, 1986
Declared ‘Personality of the Year’ by the Italian Government.

Moscow, Russia, 1989
Following Shri Mataji’s meeting  with the USSR Minister of Health, Sahaja Yoga was granted  full government sponsorship,  including funding for scientific research.

New York, 1990-1994
Invited by the United Nations for four consecutive years to speak about the ways and means to achieve world peace.

St. Petersburg, Russia, 1993
Appointed as Honorary Member of the Petrovskaya Academy of Art and Science. In the history of the Academy only twelve people  have been granted  this honour, Einstein being one of them. Shri Mataji inaugurated the first International Conference on Medicine and Self-Knowledge, which became  an annual  event at the Academy thereafter.

Brazil, 1994
The mayor of Brazilia welcomed  Shri Mataji at the airport, presented her with the key to the city and sponsored all of her programs.

New York, 1994
September 26 proclaimed  ‘Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Day’. Police escort was offered for a welcoming parade  honouring  Shri Mataji and celebrating her association with Mahatma Gandhi.

British Columbia, Canada, 1994
Letter of Welcome was proffered by the Premier of the Province of British Columbia, Mr. Mike Harcourt, on behalf of the people  of Canada.

Romania 1995
Awarded Honorary Doctorate  in Cognitive Science.

China, 1995
Official guest of the Chinese Government to speak at the United Nations International Women’s Conference.

USA, 105th Congress, 1997  and 106th Congress, 2000
Honorarium read into Congressional  Record by Congressman  Eliot Engle commending Shri Mataji for her dedicated and tireless  work for humanity.

Cabella Ligure, Italy, 2006
Shri Mataji was awarded  honorary Italian citizenship, which was followed by the unveiling of the foundation stone for the "Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi World Foundation of Sahaja Yoga". This Foundation  has its home in Cabella Ligure.


 Petrovskaya Academy  conferred on Shri Mataji the Honorary Membership.
Petrovskaya Academy conferred on Shri Mataji the Honorary Membership.
Shri Mataji receives award from Claes Nobel.
Shri Mataji receives award from Claes Nobel.

Awards & Recognitions

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