On 12 November 1975 Sri Chinmoy and his disciples held a special function for the Honourable Governor Rafael Hernandez Colon of Puerto Rico. On several occasions the Governor has invited Sri Chinmoy to his home and to the gubernatorial palace to hold private meditations for him and his wife, and this programme was one of Sri Chinmoy’s ways of expressing his gratitude.
The Governor was greeted by a special disciple colour guard, and then honoured by the singing of the Anthem of Puerto Rico. Some of the other events included a choral rendition of Sri Chinmoy’s “O My Puerto Rico, ” a recital of selected Spanish aphorisms, Sri Chinmoy’s United Nations song, a children’s prayer and an exhibition of Spanish dancing.
At the end of the program Sri Chinmoy made a brief speech to the Governor and presented him with several gifts. Following is a transcription of Sri Chinmoy’s words and the Governor’s reply.