Indonesia 6 November: Jimbaran, Bali
Mediators Beyond Borders
Rotary District Governor Princess Febri Dipokusumo and Mediators Beyond Borders International President Prabha Sankaranarayan share a moment before the conference begins.
Respected Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jose Ramos-Horta was the keynote speaker sharing his experiences, stories and reflections on the challenges we face in achieving peace. He was also encouraging and optimistic about our collective future.
Ms. Dewi Wahab, Special Advisor to the Minister on Socio-Cultural Affairs and Indonesian Diaspora Empowerment, officially welcomed all participants on behalf of the Indonesian Government.
Rotary District Governor Princess Febri Dipokusumo, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jose Ramos-Horta and Peace Run Executive Director, Salil Wilson.
We also had a minute of meditation accompanied by a recording of Peace Run founder Sri Chinmoy playing flute.
We then went outside where a beautiful girls choir from a local school Sunari Loka performed. They began by sharing a quote from Sri Chinmoy, "There shall come a time when this world of ours will be flooded with peace. Who is going to bring about this radical change?
It will be you: you and your sisters and brothers. You and your oneness-heart will spread peace throughout the length and breadth of the world.”
The choir performed a beautiful rendition of Sri Chinmoy's song, "A new world of Peace."
A new world of peace,
A new world of light,
A new world of height,
Can alone give me
In English, Bahasa and Balinese.
We are very much looking forward to visiting Sunari Loka School on November 16 for the culmination of the Southern Hemisphere Peace Run.