Meet Raveen Arora
Don Carlos Humanitarian
of the Year Award
video gives an excellent overview of Raveen's
life and some of his humanitarian endeavors.
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From his youngest days in a refugee camp in Kolkata through extraordinary careers in public accounting and the hospitality industry, Raveen's life has come full circle as he helps youth at a refugee center in Mexico in 2021.
Raveen at the age of 4 with his parents.
Rescue of abandoned
baby in Guatemala.
Greeting children in a refugee detention camp in Mexico.
Author of six books by the age of 27.
"I am human. Nothing human is alien to me!"
Raveen Arora, the founder and CEO of the Think Human Initiative, is a 2021 Nobel Peace Prize nominee. He is an award winning humanitarian, entrepreneur, mentor, and multifaceted global leader. He is also a best selling author and highly regarded keynote speaker, who fills several high profile community roles while managing international business interests. He currently resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex area with his family.
Raveen was born in a refugee camp in Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, in 1948, after his family fled the war-torn Punjab region on one of the last refugee trains leaving the area for India. He grew up around the slums of Kolkata, experiencing the poverty and hunger which often accompanies such environments. He met Mother Teresa at the age of 6, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the age of 10. These meetings helped shape who he is today.
His Think Human initiative is designed to help build a more civil discourse and better relations among people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and nations. His mantra is "I am human. Nothing human is alien to me!"
When Raveen was based in Tempe, Arizona, his iconic cultural center, Dhaba, became a wellspring for many humanitarian efforts. He moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2021, entrusting the Dhaba to others to carry on his mission.
"To think about how we think, and to recognize when we are slaves to preconception, are the keys to unlocking the door to a more tolerant and thoughtful universe. Holding up the belief systems of icons such as Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Agbanyim and Arora define our various forms of ignorance and guide us to a healthier state of awareness and tolerance."
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