The recommencement of the programme was heralded by a group of Sri Chinmoy’s students blowing conch shells.

Following this, another group of boys soulfully recited some of the special prayers that Sri Chinmoy offers each morning before he begins his weightlifting regimen.

"My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
  May all my God-dreams blossom
  In my aspiring heart-garden.
  My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!"
  — Sri Chinmoy