PHNOM PENH — The President of Cambodia’s International University, Professor Uon Sabo, presented Sri Chinmoy with an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities in Peace Studies at a ceremony on Sept. 7.

This was the first time the University had conferred the degree upon a foreigner.

One of the speakers, Cambodia’s Secretary of State of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Pit Chamnan, told the gathering of professors, government officials and students that Dr. Chinmoy’s “humanitarian activities and work for  peace really impress the people and the government of Cambodia.”

The spiritual leader, he continued, “has touched the lives of millions of people and has brought them a message of hope and love.”

Sri Chinmoy called the award “not an honor but a supreme blessing.” As part of the awards ceremony, he performed on the esraj and gave a talk.

Published in Anahata Nada, Volume 39,  August – Early November 2005