Timor-Leste 11 November: Dili
Meeting two of Timorese peace heros...
Sergio & Dilson, protocol officers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, have been our faithful and skillful drivers since our arrival, making sure we are on time and safe.
We arrived at our first school: Eskola Christal, where students from elementary to university level study. One of the principals received the torch into the school.
The marching band of this school, Eskola St. Madalena de Canossa, offered a fantastic performance the other day when the peace torch was carried to Governor's Palace.
To our great delight, today, once again, they welcomed us with their skillful and joyful welcome performance.
Running with the torch around the school (which had all the levels from kindergarten to university) with a teacher...
President of the Parliament, H.E. Vicente Guterres, very kindly received us in his office. We discussed the importance of peace and shared some recollections of the inauguration of Sri Chinmoy's statue at the Parliament in February 2013. We are extremely grateful for his taking his precious time to meet us again.
After the school ceremonies, we were very fortunate to pay a short visit to the beautiful house of Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Jose Ramos Horta. We wanted to thank him and honour him for his untiring work for freedom and peace - not only for Timor-Leste but for the entire world.