From Paul Schell, 2 April 1998

Dear Friends,

As Mayor of Seattle, it gives me great pleasure to welcome Sri Chinmoy to our city. Citizens of Seattle are deeply honoured to host another global Peace Concert on 2 April 1998, sponsored by the University of Washington’s English Department. Seattle has been designated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace City since 1993, and is once again hosting this grand celebration of harmony and love.

The University of Washington English Department honours Sri Chinmoy with the “Light of Asia” award in recognition of his completion of an anthology of 27,000 Aspiration-Plants.

In addition to being a highly accomplished musician, poet, writer, artist, and athlete, Sri Chinmoy is also the founder of the global Peace Run, history’s longest relay run, touching the hearts of millions in over 70 countries since 1987. Seattle’s Peace Run week will take place 29 April — 6 May 1998.

Welcome, Sri Chinmoy! Seattle is honoured to be designated a Peace City, and joins with the world in celebrating peace with you.

Very truly yours,

—- Paul Schell — Mayor