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Sri Chinmoy meditates at a special function to honour Indira Gandhi at the United Nations in New York.


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Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to Siddhartha Shankar Ray, India’s Ambassador to the United States, during a special tribute programme in his honour at Public School 86 in Jamaica, New York. The Ambassador’s wife Maya Ray holds the award plaque.

I want everyone to know how deeply grateful I have been for the exulting experience that you have provided me tonight. There was tremendous spiritual serenity ... and you have uplifted me towards great spiritual heights. — Siddhartha Shankar Ray


Dr. Rajani Ra

Dated: 8 AUG 2000 



Pondicherry is a sacred center of spiritual enlightenment. The ideal of human unity on spiritual oneness was propagated from here by Sri Aurobindo and The Divine Mother. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru once remarked: 'I like coming to Pondicherry, a pleasant and a peaceful place in this turbulent world'.

It is most gratifying to learn that Shri Chinmoy ji is planting the seeds of world peace through his meditations at United Nations and many other centers around the world through music, literature, poetry and programmes like peace-run and peace-blossoms.

It is heartening to note that more than 900 places and 69 countries have joined Sri Chinmoy Peace Blossom programme. The people of Pondicherry have great pleasure in joining Sri Chinmoy Peace Blossom programme for World Peace



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Sri Chinmoy lifts 26 people, including numerous professors at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.