An international gathering

Lift 17 Standing calf raise with ground platform 9 Dignitaries: 1,545 lbs. Apparatus: 530 lbs. Total: 2,075 lbs. This was Sri Chinmoy’s first lift of the evening which honoured individuals from a particular walk of life. He invited members of the diplomatic community in New York to be on the platform.

Ambassadors to the United Nations and various other consular officials from different countries who had so kindly taken the time to attend the function were then lifted wearing their country sashes. In the background are the flags of the 36 Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossoms-Nations.