Juli 1, 2024 Live from the road


Reported by Brahmata Michael, Karnayati Morison, Kaushalya Casey

Dr. Budhendranauth Doobay welcomed us to the Peace Park and Vishnu Mandir. Dr. Doobay is founder and director of the Vishnu Mandir Temple and the Voice of the Vedas Cultural organisation. He is also the founder of the Doobay Medical and Research Centre in Guyana, which has an ever-expanding dialysis unit. He was recently appointed to the Order of Canada.

Colonel Gerry Nudds is the founding architect and guiding light of the Peace Park, a universal park that embraces all cultures and religions. It includes a huge Memorial to the fallen soldiers of Indian origin, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi, a Nelson Mandela site, a new and beautiful site for Indigenous peoples to conduct their ceremonies, an inukshuk, the Gomukh Peace Fountain, a sculpture of the universal child, a lovely bird sculpture, and a statue of Sri Chinmoy.

Getting ready for a short run into the Peace Park.

Everyone took turns relaying the torch.

Singing the Peace Run song.

Shivaram introducing the Torch-Bearer Award recipients, Adarsh Mehta and Jeff Jenner.

The gathering included at least fourteen members of Jeff and Adarsh's family who came and joined in the celebration.

Karnayati presenting the Torch-Bearer Awards.

Adarsh Mehta and Jeff Jenner are co-founders of My 100 Percent, a registered Canadian charity that supports two schools and residences for children with a background of poverty and adversity in Nepal and northern India. The title of their foundation refers to the fact that 100% of all donations go directly to the schools, residences, scholariships and projects; including a bicycle program for girls to get to school and work.

Adarsh and Jeff receiving gifts from Anjali, sent by Kritagyata on behalf of Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles , a worldwide humanitarian service.

Colonel Gerry Nudds with Shivaram.

Adarsh and Jeff's family joining in the World Harmony Run song.

Devaki conducting!

What a joyful way to celebate on this sunny Canada Day! Thank you to all who joined us. Pictured here is the statue of Peace Run Founder, Sri Chinmoy, who said:

"Peace-bridge is built on mutually self-enlarging and self-giving foundations."

Torch carried by
Abhijit Emery (Canada), Anjali Das (United States), Anvita Winter (Canada), Deepmala Thomas (Canada), Devaki Groulx (Canada), Devavira Trichur (Canada), Janet Kotyk (Canada), Karen Dickson (Canada), Karnayati Morison (Canada), Kaushalya Casey (Canada), Kauthalam Gill (Canada), Medur Wilson (Canada), Pavaka Richot (Canada), Shivaram Trichur (Canada), Vidura Groulx (Canada).  
Kauthalam Gill

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