Sri Chinmoy walks alongside the birthday parade put on by his students in his honour. The parade marches up Madison Avenue, New York, from 23rd Street to 72nd Street. The floats are designed on the theme of sport, among them is an enor­mous bicycle by the New York Centre. Afterwards, everyone goes to the Jharna-Kala Gallery in Grand Central Station for a special meditation. In the evening Jala Ramane is performed in Stamford.