NEW DELHI, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
* Joins Indian Superstar Aamir Khan to Promote the Values of the Lineage
* His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa Blesses the Olympic Games
* Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey Screened at BAFTA
Michelle Yeoh, the internationally acclaimed actress and most recent recipient of France's highest decoration "The Legion of Honour", joins Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan in becoming the second Global Ambassador of Live to Love. Live to Love is an international humanitarian initiative established by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, founder of the Druk White Lotus School, better known today as "Rancho's School" - made popular by the runaway hit "3 Idiots".
Michelle has volunteered her services to promote the secular humanitarian initiative. Aamir Khan had earlier pledged his support for Live to Love's core causes focused towards protection of the environment and the spread of education in the Himalayan belt.
"We are delighted that Michelle Yeoh has agreed to support the cause of the Live to Love Foundation. I believe that celebrity patrons like Michelle and Aamir Khan can play a significant role in not only raising global awareness about our mission and goals, but through their personal efforts encourage many others to come forward and provide our humanitarian activities much needed support." commented His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa.
The announcement was made on the sidelines of the BAFTA event in London which had a unique entry from India this year - a documentary focused on the work of His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa entitled "Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey". This unique documentary with Michelle Yeoh as its executive producer charts a 250 mile trek undertaken by 700 people, led by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa across one of the most challenging global terrains - the Himalayas. The documentary highlights the damage being caused to one of the most important water sources on the planet, to an international audience.
As part of the international trip to raise awareness for his humanitarian work, His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa also received an official welcome to the View Tube and Olympic Park, in London, wherein he blessed the games for spreading the message of global harmony and world peace. Olympic Legacy Park Company board member Lord Mawson gave him a personal tour of the Olympic Park. The visit gains added prominence since the Olympics are scheduled to start in July 2012.
During his visit to London His Holiness was joined by some of the world famous Kung Fu nuns from the Himalayas, who symbolize female empowerment and independence. The nuns demonstrated Kung Fu at the prestigious Oxford University and Olympic Park.
Notes to Editors:
His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa is the head of the 1000-year-old Drukpa Order of Buddhism, based in the Himalayas, and in 2007 His Holiness initiated the not-for-profit international humanitarian organisation Live to Love www.livetolove.org. The India-born Buddhist spiritual guru, His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa is an active proponent of peace and harmony through putting compassion and love into action. He is most lauded for promoting gender equality and awareness in environmental issues. He is the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Award recipient and Green Hero of India. He has led Ladakh in breaking the Guinness World Records for "Most Trees Planted" category on 10th October 2010.
His Holiness's mission is to promote universal harmony and inner peace by integrating the spiritual tenets of love and appreciation into daily life. His core philosophy is to convert compassion into action and provide concrete solutions for today's problems.
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