Our day began with a fantastic reception at the primary school and NMS in Zwentendorf
Zwentendorf has a strong culture of working for peace in the comunity, which of course starts with the children
We were not sure about if we were going to end up in pouring rain, but apart from a few drops the weather gods were merciful
Country guessing was a bit of a challenge due to the lack of microphones..
...but in the end they got all of us right
...and sang nevertheless
sharpening your peace-recognition-skills:)
right! Pushing away your competition does not help peace and friendship:)
Know the motto (Peace begins with me!) and shout it as loud as you can!
Passing the torch to the principal of the primary school, Monika Nikowitz
We indeed managed to get everybody together for a group shot before the kids blasted off towards the Danube
Out of control, but full of joy!
Rose petals for peace...
Small appreciation for the NMS Zwentendorf
Last team picture at the Danube-Peace-Blossom-Dedication-Stone
Our next stop was in Tulln in front of the Egon Schiele primary school where quite a few children came to participate in the worlds greatest run dedicated to world peace.
Relay - this is how we do all the daily miles
Where might she be from???
The hand is the torch and the thumb is the flame
Happy future peace runners
Who wants to be a member of our team??
The city sports councilor of Tulln Johannes Blauensteiner received the torch on behalf of the city
holding the torch together
a wish for peace
Goga from Croatia is great at entertaining the kids
And of course - RUNNING!!
Our next meeting is at the Harald-Godai music school in St. Andrä-Wördern
We start right away by feeling the peace inside our heart
The school had prepared some beautiful peace songs for us
...and we taught them our World Harmony Run song
Passing the torch to principal, Mrs Katrin Thein
There is something very special about carrying a flame for peace
The children created a beautiful archway of branches for us to run in and out of school. Very very touching
Next up was a privat school, the "Neue Wege Schule" in Greifenstein
Here they had some international students and we reversed our country guessing game - we had to guess (and sing)
even skeletons can have a heart of peace
Old school building - new ways of teaching
Oneness and fulness..
Passing the torch to principal Andreas Deutsch
Peace comes from within
The school has a small enclosure with chickens in its garden
A few loops around the school garden
After a very windy lunch break near the Danube we continued to visit the next school - GALEMO Montessori school in Klosterneuburg
5km, 10km, 15km...
Luckily only chickens and no dinosaurs in the garden
Principal Katharina Jurkowitsch taking the Peace Torch from Vaibhava
Yours is the first step
Being kids from time to time is so important!!
In the evening we had another wonderful meeting at "Secret Garden" - one of the best vegan restaurants in Vienna: Catharina Roland, director of two very inspiring movies was honored with the Torchbearer award.
Salil, the executive director of speaks about what the Peace Run is all about
Vishwarupani and Catharina - two bodies - one heart
Catharina is a wonderful, inspiring and love spreading human being and a true Torch Bearer of a happy new world we are trying to create
The room was surcharged with positive, creative energy, love and gratitude to such an extent that some of us (myself included) had really hard time to fight tears...
Catharina led us through a wonderful tangible visualization of the new world for which she works very very hard.
Sri Chinmoys peace poems read by Ruparashmi completed the program.
Torch carried by Devashishu Torpy(Europe),
Accompanied by Local runner from Vienna
The torch has travelled
from Zwentendorf to Vienna.