His Holiness Swamiji honoured by the Governor of the Federal Province Salzburg, and the Mayor of the City of Salzburg, Austria
On 15 May 2009, the Federal Province and the City of Salzburg, Austria, bestowed extraordinary honours and acknowledgement upon His Holiness Swamiji. In the beautiful historical Mirabell Castle, residence of the Communal and the Provincial Government of Salzburg, H. H. Swamiji and a group of his followers from Austria were welcomed cordially by Mrs. Burgstaller, Governor of the Federal Province and Mr. Schaden, Mayor of the City of Salzburg. In their festive addresses both acknowledged Swamiji's longlasting and outstanding efforts for good health, protection of the environment and world peace in Salzburg, in Austria and worldwide. They expressed their hope that H. H. Swamiji will carry on his humanitarian service for the wellbeing of mankind and showed also personal interest in yoga techniques, especially in the scientific system of Yoga in Daily Life. As a sign of their high respect and acknowledgement of Swamiji's efforts and achivements they presented His Holiness with a certificate of honour and a crystal goblet.