Report from the United Nations

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico LA FORTALEZA San Juan, Puerto Rico

Administrative Bulletin No.: 3228

A PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO

TO EXTEND A WARM AND SINCERE WELCOME TO THE ESTEEMED SPIRITUAL MASTER, SRI CHINMOY, AND TO DECLARE HIM DISTINGUISHED GUEST AND HONORARY RESIDENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO

WHEREAS : Sri Chinmoy is the central figure behind a profoundly spiritual and creative movement throughout the world and whose direct Realisation of God has been manifested in and through his unending services to humanity;

WHEREAS : Through meditation, the Master is constantly invoking the highest Peace, Light and Joy into the world which he has expressed in his outstanding accomplishments in the fields of art and literature, proven to be of a deeply inspiring and instructive nature to man's spiritual search;

WHEREAS : His example and teachings based on his inner vision of the Divine and unlimited potential within every human being, and his spiritual work of drawing this to the fore in others, has brought a new life of dynamic service and growing inner satisfaction to countless individuals;

WHEREAS : Being Director of the United Nations Meditation Group, Sri Chinmoy has displayed his outstanding capacity in guiding and inspiring those in the highest ranks of world power to strive for peace and universal brotherhood;

WHEREAS : Sri Chinmoy came to Puerto Rico in 1966 where he established his first Center for meditation and has since constantly brought the fruits of his unending accomplishments and services to the people of Puerto Rico, thereby being an invaluable aid to their spiritual progress;

WHEREAS : Sri Chinmoy, who has rendered such unparalleled selfless spiritual service to uplift the consciousness o* the people of Puerto Rico, is deserving of our highest recognition, respect and gratitude:

NOW THEREFORE: I, RAFAEL HERNANDEZ COLON, Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, with deepest pride and satisfaction declare Sri Chinmoy DISTINGUISHED GUEST AND HONORARY RESIDENT OF PUERTO RICO, and deserving of all the courtesies and privileges befitting such designation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, to be affixed at the City of San Juan, this 19th day of July, A.D., nineteen hundred and seventy-six

RAFAEL FERNANDEZ COLON Governor

Promulgated according to law, this 19th day of July, 1976.

JUAN A. ALBORS Secretary of State