Feb. 27, 2023 Live from the road

Brisbane - Gold Coast

Reported by Salil Wilson 100.0 km

Our journey began this morning in Brisbane.

Maribel from Guatemala took on the responsibility of looking after the banner.

Our first Peace flame for 2023.

Getting ready outside our first school.

Greenslopes Primary School very kindly welcomed us first thing this morning.

Peace begins in each of our hearts.

Next we got to the fun part of introducing our team. This is Abhijatri and in his country they have elephants and a really good Rugby team... "I am from South Africa."

I think I know.

Gabriel is from a small country in Central America..."Guatemala".

Amalendu is from a place where we have lots of beaches..."The Sunshine Coast"

Paramananda comes from a beautiful island beginning with the letter "B"... no not Bribie Island... "I'm from Bali."

Liana comes from a country in South America where we have lots of coffee and the capital is Bogota... "Colombia"

Getting ready to perform the Peace Run song composed by founder Sri Chinmoy.

Performing some short skits.

Is this harmony?

Actions to the World Harmony Run song.

Kayla Mobbs, Indigenous captain and Gauri Nair, Cultural captain accept a painting by our Founder Sri Chinmoy on behalf of the school.

Special thanks to Principal Sam O'Leary for kindly welcoming the team and getting us off on the right foot.

Now we had to do some running.

A rare glimpse of Naraa our photographer, who is usually behind the camera.

The Gold Coast.

Gesiane ran 21km today.

Our final function was a visit to Village School on the Gold Coast.

A moment of silence.

Balarka from South Africa.

Performing actions to the World Harmony Run song.

Principal Bianca Nuss opened the school about a year and a half ago and they now have 80 students.

Max Mingin, Benjamin Ritter and Van Judd accept a painting by Sri Chinmoy entitled "Mother Nature" on behalf of the school.

Icecream anyone?

Maybe we have time for a swim?

Steve Kealey, Owner, Pyramid Holiday Park very kindly hosted the team. Thank you Steve.

Much thanks to Tweed Harbour Motor Inn for hosting a few of our men's team.

Torch carried by
Abhijatri Robinson (South Africa), Amalendu Edelsten (Australia), Balarka Robinson (South Africa), Bayarkhuu Batbayar (Mongolia), Fatima Caal Caal (Guatemala), Gabriel Quentana (Guatemala), Gesiane Nascimento (Brazil), Liana Tibaquira (Colombia), Mirabel Gonzalez Lopez (Guatemala), Narantuya Batsaihan (Mongolia), Paramananda . (Indonesia), Salil Wilson (Australia), Shasti Aston (Australia).  
Balarka Robinson, Narantuya Batsaihan
The torch has travelled 100.0 km from Brisbane to Gold Coast.

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