Aug. 12, 2014 Live from the road

Boston, MA - Exeter, RI

Reported by Arpan DeAngelo, Dennis Gribok 50.0 mi

The women's team took the torch to the Southern Rhode Island Coventry Recreation Center. It's great to start the day with a short meditation. The children try to feel love, peace and joy in their hearts and try to spread all these good qualities to their friends and families.

Passing the torch is always a popular and important part of our presentations. Pictured here is Christian Lamothe, one of the Coventry Camp Counselors.

The children were very happy to hold the torch and to offer a moment for peace.

The women's team held the ceremony with the enthusiastic children at the Coventry Recreation Center.

Everybody look into the camera and say "Peeeace". Pictured in the centre along with Guy and Christian is camp counselor Chelsea Shea.

A Jharna-Kala artwork by Sri Chinmoy, was presented to Coventry Recreation Director Guy Lefebvre for his enthusiastic participation in the Peace Run. It says: "Peace feeds the children". Thank you also to Jason Licciardi, not pictured.

The children accept our Certificate of Appreciation.

Anita Baffoni from the Kent County Daily Times Newspaper came out to cover the event, thank you so much!

Back on the road again.

Sharani from Providence, Rhode Island carries the torch as she accompanies Harita.

Arlene B. Hicks, President of the City Council, and Lynn M. Hawkins join the Peace Run and make a few steps for peace with our own local coordinator, Vijali. They walk along the Beach Pond Causeway to see the newly installed plaque.

This causeway was first named after Sri Chinmoy, Founder of the Peace Run, in 1991.

Bob Johnson, Councilman of Exeter, presented a Proclamation to the Peace Run congratulating and honoring Sri Chinmoy and the Peace Run for its 27th Anniversary and renewing the dedication of this Beach Pond Causeway as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

On the Causeway with Arlene B. Hicks, Council President, Bob Johnson and Lynn M. Hawkins, Town Clerk.

Sgt. Brown of the Exeter Police proudly holds the torch.

Sgt. Brown has come many times to escort the runners over the Causeway. Here he expresses his support for the Peace Run.

The Proclamation of Peace signed by City Councilmen.

Our Mongolian runner Ogdiiv enjoys his run through Rhode Island.

Sandro from Italy running to RHode Island.

Aparanji from Brazil beams as she gets her exotic ice cream.

We are very grateful to Kim Caron from "The Ice Cream Machine" who was inspired by the idea of the Peace Run and kindly invited the whole team for some delicious home-made ice cream.

Our womens team got a lot of joy from the ice cream.

Heather, a local triathlete and mom, holds the torch with her 3 sons, Tanner, Isaiah and Noah.

Laura and Emma, two local ice cream and peace lovers, are happily holding the peace torch together.

Yatkara uses every opportunity the work on his pictures and tries always to be one step ahead of time.

The world's first Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom: Sri Chinmoy Peace Bridge, dedicated in 1989.

Vijali, holding the torch on the right, was instrumental in getting this Peace Blossom dedicated as well as dozens of others in the state of Rhode Island. This bridge connects Cumberland to Central Falls.

The beautiful city of Pawtucket with it's river.

We ran to Pawtucket from Central Falls to visit another Peace Bridge dedicated to Sri Chinmoy, Founder of the Peace Run.

Mayor James Diossa of Central Falls holds the torch and offers his kind words of support.

Arpan explains to the children from the local YMCA why we are running for peace and tells them some stories.

Lisha Gomes came to represent U.S. Congressman David Cicilline from Rhode Island.

Doug Hadden, Communications Director represents Mayor Donald Grebien of the City of Pawtucket. Here he presents a Proclamation to the Peace Run and announces this day as 'Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run Day' in the City of Pawtucket.

Doug Hadden accepts our Certificate of Appreciation.

On their run to the City Hall of Providence, Mahasatya and Dennis were escorted by the police of Pawtucket.

It was a perfect way to run from Pawtucket to the Capital City of Providence.

Along the way we met with some supportive locals who shared the torch with us.

The lovely City Hall of Providence, the Capital of Rhode Island.

Delmi and her daughter Zoralyda from Guatemala joined us in front of the City Hall. We did a short presentation about the Peace Run and sang the World Harmony song together.

Arpan and Zorayda made a few steps for peace together.

I come from a small country in Europe. It start with Lux- and ends with -bourg... Can you guess my country?? Yes, Luxembourg! Dennis addresses Zorayda and her two brothers, Henry and Alexandro.

Many people passing by on the street were really excited to hold the torch.

These two gentlemen from a local radio station just happened to pass by and asked to hold the torch and get some information for their station.

Another enthusiastic local offers his cheerful support.

A local peace lover and Yoga and meditation Teacher, Athan, comes by to show his support.

Staying in front of City Hall for almost an hour, we met all kinds of aspiring peace-lovers.

Joe Coleman and John stop to find out what we are doing and then enthusiastically offer their support and oneness with our cause.

Listening to the singing bowl.

Providence City Council President Salomon came to represent Mayor Angel Taveras, who unfortunately could not make it.

Councilman Salomon address the team with some kind and wise words about peace in the community.

Our team with Councilman Salomon and some of the locals in front of Providence City Hall.

Next we made a quick stop at the Peace-Tree planted in Roger Williams Park in 1982 by Sri Chinmoy, Founder of the Peace Run. Erica Andersen holds the Torch with our team in front of the Peace-Tree. She was just passing by when she saw our team there and was thrilled to see the Peace Tree and Peace Run.

Installed over 32 years ago, this aging concrete plaque is at the base of the Peace Tree planted in Roger Williams Park in 1982. It reads, "May my aspiring and loving heart's gratitude-plant grow upward everyday." - Sri Chinmoy

By the Peace Tree before visited the Statue of Sri Chinmoy dedicated to Peace.

Rhode Island is home to a beautiful statue of Sri Chinmoy holding the Peace Torch. Installed in April 2011, it symbolizes humanity's eternal aspirations for peace, inner and outer.

This Romanian gentleman stopped by the statue to express his dedication to World-Peace.

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Torch carried by
Aparanji Telles (Brazil), Arpan DeAngelo (United States), Dennis Gribok (Luxembourg), Harita Davies (New Zealand), Kanyaka Arini (Indonesia), Mahasatya Janczak (Poland), Odgiiv Jadambaa (Mongolia), Sandro Zincarini (Italy), Sweta Pradhan (Nepal), Tavishi Matthews (Australia), Yatkara Aleksapolskyy (Canada).  
Accompanied by  
Sharani Robins, Vijali Anctil, Sharika Xavier, Virangini Afzal
Photographers
Harita Davies, Yatkara Aleksapolskyy
The torch has travelled 50.0 mi from Boston, MA to Exeter, RI.

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