Maio 16, 2024 Live from the road

Cabool, MO - Springfield, MO

Reported by Jozsef Dicso 70.0 mi

Saying goodbye to Comfort Inn & Suites in Mountain Grove, MO in the morning. They received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Peace Run Team for giving us shelter for a discounted price. THANK YOU!

We were very fortunate to starting our days running from our hotel to our first ceremony in heavy rain.

Running through Mountain Grove, MO.

Fred VanBibber, the Mayor of Mountain Grove, kindly welcomed us at City Hall.

The representative from the Wright County Journal was very happy to hold the torch.

The Mayor received a Certificate of Appreciation from our Peace Run Team. THANK YOU Mr VanBibber!

The Mayor is reading out a poem by Peace Run founder, Sri Chinmoy from the certificate. 

"Peace does not mean the absence of war. Peace means the presence of harmony, Love, oneness and satisfaction. Peace means a flood of love In the world-family."

Mananya takes a moment of silence before running, to invoke inner peace and pray for protection.

Running in the wonderful countryside of Missouri.

Puroga made new friends during his run. The bigger dog joined us to run for half a mile!

Peaceful countryside...

Arpan met with a peace loving bear 😃

Fellow peace lovers were excited to hold the torch.

Mike was happy to meet the Peace Run and wanted to hold the torch.

Running to the Boys and Girls Club Musgrave Unit,  Springfield, MO.

Some of the kids ran us into the building and we introduced the Peace Run to the kids.

The country guessing game is always fun for the students and the Peace Run team members as well.

Our Mongolian team members always give everyone a lot of joy singing a traditional childrens song.

Singing the"World-Harmony Run" song with actions.

Practicing feeling peace in the heart through a short exercise.

The Boys and Girls Club Musgrave Unit received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Peace Run team for welcoming us.

They also received a copy of an artwork painted by Peace Run founder Sri Chinmoy. The artwork is entitled: "Harmony helps us to fulfill all our sweet dreams."

We went outside and everyone had the chance to hold the torch.

Everybody had the opportunity to make a wish or a prayer for peace.

Having a lot of fun while the Peace Run train was "rolling" along.

Playing basketball with the students.

Homagni lagging behind in a spontaneous running race requested by one of the students.

Group photo.

Some students presented us with artwork on the theme of peace.

Happy students holding their cards they received. On the front side one can see pictures from different countries where the Peace Run took place in the last decades. On the back side there are some details about the Peace Run, there is a citation about peace from the founder Sri Chinmoy and the website address:

This girl coincidentally wore her peace t-shirt today!

Our next visit was to the Boys and Girls Club Henderson Unit in Springfield, MO. We started the program with the "Country guessing game". Germany is there... 👉🏽

Mexico 👉🏽

- Which country is that?  - I know...

Singing the "World-Harmony Run" song and doing the actions.

Feeling peace in the heart exercise.

A short skit about an unfair play during a fictional running competition to demonstrate an unpeaceful situation to the students.

- Was it peaceful? - Nooooo... Thumbs down 👎

Another skit about a little sport accident during a morning jog in the park.

By helping each other we can make the world a more peaceful place.

Boys and Girls Club Henderson Unit received a Certification of Appreciation and an Artwork, (entitled World Harmony), from the Peace Run Team.

Students held the torch and made their wishes and prayers for peace.

Peace Run Train....

Group Photo.

The Peace Run Team was invited for a free dinner to The Wheelhouse restaurant in Springfield. The restaurant received a Certification of Appreciation. THANK YOU for the delicious dinner!

The Peace Run team was generously offered complimentary rooms at the University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Springfield, MO. In the picture you can see the grandiose hall of the hotel.

Torch carried by
Arpan DeAngelo (United States), Erdenetsetseg Gankhuu (Mongolia), Harita Davies (New Zealand), Homagni Baptista (Australia), Jozsef Dicso (Hungary), Mananya Galante (United States), Pransukh Marks (United States), Puroga Theobald (Hungary), Rupasi Young (United States), Santiva Morrison (United States), Uugantsetseg Otgonbayar (Mongolia).  
Arpan DeAngelo, Erdenetsetseg Gankhuu, Harita Davies, Homagni Baptista, Jozsef Dicso
The torch has travelled 70.0 mi from Cabool, MO to Springfield, MO.

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