Sri Chinmoy devoted his life to the pursuit of harmony and oneness between people and between different cultures. He dynamically pursued this vision through the arts, athletics and humanitarian service. He was always a strong advocate for the role of sports as a powerful instrument for promoting global harmony. More on Sri Chinmoy.
During his lifetime, Sri Chinmoy was internationally recognised for his numerous initiatives that have united people from many cultures and walks of life to work for a more fulfilling world. As an athlete, philosopher, artist and poet, Sri Chinmoy dedicated his life to advancing the ideals of world peace and oneness
In 1987 he founded the Oneness-Home Peace Run as a way to bring people together in a global yet grassroots event. Since its inception the Run has traversed over 140 nations and touched the lives of millions of people. Known between 2005 and 2013 as the World Harmony Run, the Peace Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, rather, the Peace Run provides an opportunity for people to give expression to their own hopes and dreams for a more peaceful and harmonious world.
People from all walks of life hold the symbolic torch to wish for a better, brighter future. Passing the torch from one person to the next unites us in our common aspiration to offer something positive to our world – together we can make a difference!
In July 2005 Sri Chinmoy commented "World harmony, world peace: these are not mere dictionary words. These are realities, divine realities and supreme realities."
“May the flames of peace-torch
Kindle and awaken
Each and every world-citizen.”
- Sri Chinmoy