Ireland 27 April: Tullamore - Dublin
30th Anniversary of the Peace Run
On this beautiful spring day, the 27th of April, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Peace Run. The Run was founded on the 27th of April, 1987 by Sri Chinmoy. Since then millions of people have held the Peace torch and have made a step for Peace in their own lives. May the next 30 years see the spirit of Peace and Harmony spread to every corner of the world.
The team gathers for a busy day of presentations and running. We start with three school visits in Tullamore.
Next up is St. Josephs National School. They have a gaurd of honor with flags ready for us as we enter the school.
Principle Dowling is delighted to hold the torch. She remarks on how important it is for the pupils to cultivate the qualities of harmony and understanding.
The grand canal which runs all the way to Dublin...just as the Peace Run Team runs all the way to Dublin today.
We stumble upon some birthday banners. A pleasent coincidence considering today is the 30th birthday of the Peace Run.
In the evening we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run with a birthday cake. Happy Birthday Dear Peace Run!
And it also happens to be the birthday of our German team member, Prabhata. Happy birthday Prabhata!