Honor Esteemed Spiritual Leader Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) with 2023 World Leader for Peace and Security Award

Sep 15, 2023News

Boston Global Forum (BGF) and Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation (MDI) Honor Esteemed Spiritual Leader Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) with 2023 World Leader for Peace and Security Award

Celebrating Amma’s Legacy, Spiritual Values, and Leadership as Chair of C20 India 2023

Amma’s Legacy and Spiritual Values Significantly Contribute to Building AIWS – The Age of Global Enlightenment

Boston, September 15, 2023 – The Boston Global Forum (BGF) and the Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation (MDI) proudly honor Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma), an esteemed spiritual leader and Chair of the Civil 20 Engagement Group of the G20. Amma is globally recognized as a symbol of hope and compassion, and she receives the prestigious 2023 World Leader for Peace and Security Award. This accolade acknowledges Amma’s profound legacy, steadfast commitment to spiritual values, and her influential role in global leadership.

Amma’s remarkable influence transcends traditional boundaries, encompassing spiritual wisdom and compassionate leadership. As Chair of C20 Summit India 2023, she advocates for unity, compassion, and collective well-being in an ever-evolving world, epitomizing the summit’s motto, “You Are the Light.” Her dedication to fostering a fair and sustainable planet aligns with the missions of world peace, security, and the mandates of BGF and MDI.

Amma’s legacy of compassion and her leadership within the C20 Summit India 2023 seamlessly align with the principles of AI World Society (AIWS) – The Age of Global Enlightenment. BGF and MDI proudly integrate Amma’s spiritual values into the fabric of AIWS, enriching the initiative’s vision for a more enlightened, compassionate, and secure world.

Governor Michael Dukakis, Chair of the Boston Global Forum, remarked, “We are profoundly honored to recognize Amma as a World Leader for Peace and Security. Her tireless efforts to promote love, compassion, and global unity are truly exemplary. Amma’s legacy will continue to inspire our collective journey towards a more harmonious world, perfectly aligning with the AIWS initiative.”

The integration of Amma’s spiritual values into AIWS represents a powerful fusion of technology and humanity, where compassion and enlightenment converge to address global challenges. As AIWS endeavors to shape a brighter future for all, Amma’s principles further empower the initiative’s ability to nurture a more ethical, secure, and equitable world. In the words of the communique issued at the C20 Summit in Jaipur, India, on July 31, “we recognize the rapid and widespread change brought about by digital transformation, offering unprecedented advancements for improving the human condition… We call for a new social contract to unite and protect an Artificial Intelligence World Society.”

With profound respect and gratitude, BGF and MDI extend their heartfelt congratulations to Amma, a guiding light in our intricate world. The legacy of her leadership and spiritual wisdom will reverberate perpetually within AI World Society – The Age of Global Enlightenment and will be introduced at the House of Honor of AIWS City.

Two significant events are on the horizon to honor Amma. On October 3, India will celebrate Amma’s 70th birthday, and on November 2, a special gathering will take place at Esteem Loeb House, Harvard University, where she will deliver a Distinguished Global Enlightenment Speech. Additionally, BGF is organizing a Global Enlightenment Concert on October 3 to pay tribute to her.

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Previous recipients of the World Leader for Peace and Security Award:

  • 2015: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel
  • 2016: Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
  • 2017: Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves
  • 2018: Finnish President Sauli Niinisto
  • 2019: Latvian President and President of World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid Vaira Vike-Freiberga
  • 2020: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
  • 2021: Swedish Parliament Speaker Andreas Norlen
  • 2022: President Volodymyr Zelensky and all Ukrainian people

About Boston Global Forum (BGF): The Boston Global Forum (BGF) is an international think tank based in Boston, Massachusetts. Its mission is to convene thought leaders, policymakers, scholars, and business leaders to collaborate on critical issues impacting peace, security, and economic development.

About Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation (MDI): The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation (MDI) is committed to fostering leadership, promoting innovation, and enhancing cooperation to address global challenges. Through research, forums, and initiatives, MDI brings leaders from diverse sectors together to develop practical solutions for a better world.