C.P. Srivastava

Chancellor (1983-1990)
India
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C.P. Srivastava

Chancellor (1983-1990)
India
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C.P. Srivastava was born on 8 July 1920 and was educated in Lucknow, India (BA, MA, LLB). He started his career as a civil servant in India, serving as the district administrator in Meerut and Lucknow, and then went on to the post of Joint Secretary to the Indian Prime Minister's office of the late Lal Bahadur Shastri from 1964-1966.


C.P. Srivastava become the first chief executive of the Shipping Corporation of India and in 1974 was elected to serve as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a United Nations agency based in London, serving successive four-year terms as Secretary-General from 1974 to 1989. During this time he played a pioneering role in the establishment of the International Maritime Academy in Italy, and the International Maritime Law Institute in Malta. He was the Founding Father and also the first Chancellor of World Maritime University which was founded in 1983 to address a pressing need for maritime professionals in the developing world. Sir C. P. Srivastava was the inspired prime mover in the development of the concept of World Maritime University and in the immense job of planning, negotiating, fundraising, organizing and implementation that was required to take a vision and turn it into a reality. This was achieved through his dedication and perseverance.

He received the Padma Bhusan in 1972 in recognition of his contributions to establishing one of the most successful public sector undertakings in India. In 1987 he was named an honorary graduate by the University of Wales. In 1990, in recognition of his service and contribution to world shipping, C. P. Srivastava was conferred, by Queen Elizabeth II of the United kingdom, the title of Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George. In 1991, he received the International Maritime prize from the IMO for his contribution to their work and objectives. In 2005 he was awarded the 2004 Lal bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration and Management Sciences by the then President of India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. In 2009, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award, by the President of India.

Sir C.P. Srivastava is married to Nirmala Srivastava, the founder of Sahaja Yoga, a unique method of meditation, based on an experience called self-realization. Sir C. P. Srivastava has stated that his life has been greatly influenced by his wife and he has been motivated by her vision of one Almighty God and one human family. This vision has motivated him in all aspects of his life and he believes that it can be applied world wide.

C.P. Srivastava was born on 8 July 1920 and was educated in Lucknow, India (BA, MA, LLB). He started his career as a civil servant in India, serving as the district administrator in Meerut and Lucknow, and then went on to the post of Joint Secretary to the Indian Prime Minister's office of the late Lal Bahadur Shastri from 1964-1966.


C.P. Srivastava become the first chief executive of the Shipping Corporation of India and in 1974 was elected to serve as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a United Nations agency based in London, serving successive four-year terms as Secretary-General from 1974 to 1989. During this time he played a pioneering role in the establishment of the International Maritime Academy in Italy, and the International Maritime Law Institute in Malta. He was the Founding Father and also the first Chancellor of World Maritime University which was founded in 1983 to address a pressing need for maritime professionals in the developing world. Sir C. P. Srivastava was the inspired prime mover in the development of the concept of World Maritime University and in the immense job of planning, negotiating, fundraising, organizing and implementation that was required to take a vision and turn it into a reality. This was achieved through his dedication and perseverance.

He received the Padma Bhusan in 1972 in recognition of his contributions to establishing one of the most successful public sector undertakings in India. In 1987 he was named an honorary graduate by the University of Wales. In 1990, in recognition of his service and contribution to world shipping, C. P. Srivastava was conferred, by Queen Elizabeth II of the United kingdom, the title of Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George. In 1991, he received the International Maritime prize from the IMO for his contribution to their work and objectives. In 2005 he was awarded the 2004 Lal bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration and Management Sciences by the then President of India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. In 2009, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award, by the President of India.

Sir C.P. Srivastava is married to Nirmala Srivastava, the founder of Sahaja Yoga, a unique method of meditation, based on an experience called self-realization. Sir C. P. Srivastava has stated that his life has been greatly influenced by his wife and he has been motivated by her vision of one Almighty God and one human family. This vision has motivated him in all aspects of his life and he believes that it can be applied world wide.

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