Aug. 14, 2014 Live from the road

New Haven, CT - Stamford, CT

Reported by Arpan DeAngelo, Sandro Zincarini 50.0 mi

Last night the men's team had a very nice stay at the Hampton Inn of Milford, Connecticut.

The women's team stayed with our good friend, Archee and her mom, long time supporters of the Peace Run.

Odgiiv, from Mongolia, takes the torch on the road as we head towards New York.

Arpan runs on familiar turf as he runs through the towns where he grew up many years ago.

At our first ceremony in Westport the children loved to sing the songs and do the actions before getting a chance to hold the torch as always.

A short run around the gymnasium was lots of fun for these young children.

Performing our skits for the children.

Harita from New Zealand asks the children to think of words similiar to peace.

Time to feel peace in the heart.

Sharing the torch.

We were very happy and grateful to have the First Selectman, Jim Marpe, offer his goodwill and wonderful smile.

We are also very grateful to State Representatives Gail Lavielle and Jonathan Steinberg who also came to offer their enthusiastic support.

Rep. Steinberg cheerfully accepts our Certificate of Appreciation.

First Selectman Jim Marpe enjoyed meeting our 11 runners from 11 different countries.

We are very grateful to the Wesport YMCA for inviting us here to share our peace message with such a great staff and enthusiastic children and the supportive community leaders who made this trip very uplifting and meaningful.

A wonderful group at the Westport YMCA.

Lunchtime at the nearby home of our friends and local coordinators, Bikashita and Sameepa.

The men's team made a stop at Stew Leonard's, The World's Largest Dairy Store, and witnessed the performing dairy band.

Our next run was into the city of Norwalk which was once voted as the best city to live in the USA.

Sweta from Nepal and Aparanji from Brazil seem quite happy about that.

Mary Roman, a senior Olympics Gold Medal winner in some of the throwing events, joins us as we run to the Marvin, a senior housing facility and day care center for young children.

Mary shares the torch with Aparanji and the Mayor of Norwalk, Harry Rilling.

Mayor Rilling proudly holds the torch as Odgiiv from Mongolia proudly holds the Proclamation of Peace Run Day in Norwalk presented by Mayor Rilling.

State Representative from Norwalk, Chris Perone, holds a copy of the Proclamation for the Peace Run from the Governor of Connecticut, Dan Malloy.

Representative Gail Lavielle came to join us again and holds the torch with Rep. Chris Perone and one of the children here as Mayor Rilling smilingly looks on.

Mary Roman addresses the crowd with her wise words.

We sing our songs to the young and old alike.

Everyone wanted to participate, regardless of age.

Even one of the journalists was happy to take time to feel peace and harmony in his heart.

Arpan gets interviewed by local cable station channel 12.

Tavishi from Australia addresses the crowd.

Sweta from Nepal soulfully holds the torch as we try to feel peace all around.

A nice group of people of all ages at the Marvin.

Dennis shares the torch with a sweet 'birthday' girl.

A plaque at the Sri Chinmoy Peace Grove in Stamford, Connecticut, our next and final city of the day.

Our photographer, Yatkara, sitting on a bench in the Sri Chinmoy Peace Grove.

Our final ceremony was at the Stamford Boys and Girls Club.

There was a big and excited crowd there to greet us.

It was blue paint day as some of the souful and peaceful faces reveal.

The Mayor of Stamford, David Martin, offers a Peace Run Day Proclamation as we offer him a Certificate of Appreciation. We are so grateful when civic leaders share the concept of world peace beginning in their own communities.

One of the staff members from the Boys and Girls Club cheerfully accepts our Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of all the staff and members of the Club.

Mayor Martin enthusiastically leads the children outside to run with the torch.

Mayor Martin was so good with the children as he shares in the joy and fun of inspiring peace and happiness in each other.

Tavishi from Australia led the children around the playground on a fun Peace Run.

Our final stop of the day was at our good friends' home in Stamford, Nidrhara Rhodes and Nripal Petersen.They had a great feast waiting for us.

There was also a beautiful cakes custom made for the occasion.

A happy Peace Run team with only one day to go to the finish in New York.

Straight from Seattle, Nayak, who really took care of us when we were in Washington State, enjoys the party here in Stamford.

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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).  
Photographers
Harita Davies, Yatkara Aleksapolskyy
The torch has travelled 50.0 mi from New Haven, CT to Stamford, CT.

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