Aug. 3, 2023 Live from the road

Eastlake, PA - Vermilion, OH

Reported by Jamini Young 55.0 mi

A huge thank you to the Holiday Inn Cleveland/Mayfield for providing complimentary rooms for our team. Such generosity makes our journey on the road even more special.

Hello Cleveland!

We were honored to be invited to speak at the Rotary Club of Cleveland. Founded in 1905, Rotary is an international association of more than 1.4 million business and professional leaders in over 200 countries and geographical areas who provide humanitarian service, promote ethical standards, and help build good will and peace in the world.  The Rotary Club of Cleveland was founded in 1910, the 18th Rotary Club to be chartered, and is one of over 32,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide.

Salil Wilson, Executive Director of the Peace Run, talks about the Peace Run to the Rotary Club group.

The Peace Run team members answer questions from the audience.


Arpan shares a story from his many years on the Peace Run.

Virangini, from Rhode Island, shares her experiences on the Peace Run.

This year's Rotary Club of Cleveland motto perfectly aligns with the message of the Peace Run.

Jessica Haines, President of the Rotary Club, holds the torch.

The Rotary Club meeting included a delicious lunch.

Plus dessert!

Jessica receiving the Certificate of Appreciation from the Peace Run team.

Sharing views with Rotary club members.

Group photo before we hit the road.

Friends we meet along the way make our days special.

Our afternoon visit with the Boys and Girls Club of Northeastern Ohio in Sheffield Village, OH.

Children created artwork expressing their wishes for peace.

Atul giving clues as to where he is from.

Finding the Netherlands on the map.

Purnakarma teaching the World Harmony Run song.

Children acting out the words to the World Harmony Run song.

Smiles and peace go together.

Running on the Peace Train!

Under the bridge!

Club staff receiving the Peace Run team's Certificate of Appreciation and a Jharna Kala painting by Sri Chinmoy.

Smiles all around in the group photo.

Monarch butterfly.

Is not just a word.
Is today’s beautiful plant.
Is tomorrow’s fruitful tree.
--Sri Chinmoy

Torch carried by
Arpan DeAngelo (United States), Atul Arora (India), Bhadrika Beumer (Netherlands), Brahmata Michael (Canada), Devendra Cheatham (United States), Harita Davies (New Zealand), Jamini Young (United States), Natabara Rollosson (United States), Nayaja Perugini (Italy), Purnakama Rajna (Canada), Salil Wilson (Australia), Santiva Morrison (United States), Virangini Afzal (United States).  
Brahmata Michael, Devendra Cheatham, Jamini Young, Santiva Morrison
The torch has travelled 55.0 mi from Eastlake, PA to Vermilion, OH.

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