Nepal 6 June: Nagarkot - Bhaktapur

Peace Run started from Nagarkot

After a challenging year because of the earthquake and political upheaval, having the Peace Run in Nepal after almost one and a half year brings with it a great source of energy and inspiration to the country and its people.

The event started off early in the morning with the opening ceremony at the site of Sri Chinmoy’s statue in Nagarkot.

A moment of Silence

National Ultra Distance Runner Dinesh Maharjan and Shant Kumar making a wish for Peace.

Gautami smiling through the carved window

The Peace Run Team made its way from Nagarkot to Sainik Awasiya Mahavidyalaya, the Army School in Bhaktapur.

The students along with the teachers warmly welcomed the Peace Run Team.

The short program in the school included telling the students about the Peace Run followed by some skits to demonstrate harmony or disharmony. The team also peformed the Peace Run song and the World Harmony Run song. The students enthusiastically participated.

Gautami doing the Peace Excercise

Feeling Peace in our hearts

Students coming forward to hold the Peace Torch

Running with the Peace Torch around the School Premises

The Principal of the school holding the Peace Torch with teachers and the Team.

Shainik Awasiya Mahavidyala founded in 1976 is one of the oldest school in Bhaktapur and Mr. Shamim has been serving as the Principal of the school for 32 years. The Peace Run Team is very grateful to The Principal Mr. Shamim A. Shamim and his school for warmly hosting the Sri Chinmoy Oneness Home Peace Run event.

We also visited an old-age home run by the Missionaries of Charity in Kathmandu, marking the commencement of the Peace Run in the city

Joyful to hold the Peace Torch

The staff were really nice. We sang the Peace Run song for all the members. It was a very heart-warming experience with the old age members of the home.

"May peace-dreamers
And peace-lovers
Occupy the length and breadth
Of the world." - Sri Chinmoy