The City of New York
Office of the Mayor
New York, N.Y. 10007
August 21, 1976
Mr. Sri Chinmoy
Director United Nations Meditation Group
United Nations Secretariat Building
New York, N.Y. 10017
Dear Mr. Chinmoy:
It gives me great joy to extend the official appreciation of the people of the City of New York to you on this, your 45th birthday.
During the 12 years you have been a resident of our City, you have selflessly offered hundreds of public meditations — attended by thousands of New Yorkers of every age, race and religion — conducted dozens of free concerts and opened your art gallery to the people, and never have you charged a fee.
I enjoyed meeting you at the official city welcome home for the Liberty Torch Runners and look forward to seeing you again as each of us continues to do our very best to serve the needs of New Yorkers.
With best wishes to you on your Bicentennial year birthday,
Abraham D. Beame