In February 1987, A Press Conference Was...

In February 1987, a press conference was held to announce the first Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run. Sudhahotha was one of the organisers.

Sudhahota made the following statement about the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run:

I am pleased to support the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run that is planned to take place in the United States and around the world.

By passing a flaming Peace Torch from hand to hand and heart to heart, bridging the cultural and social barriers, the ideological and demographical boundaries that separate nation from nation, you will help to re-inspire the vision of a peaceful and progressive world.

The Peace Run will do much to inspire the hearts and stimulate the minds of all who support, participate in, witness or hear about the event. Carrying a torch in the Olympic spirit, each runner will symbolise and undeniable truth that the hopes and dreams of man are more enduring than his fears, and the trials and tribulations on the road to peace and freedom are no greater than the courage of those who enthusiastically accept the challenge.

I will be honoured to play a significant role in the Peace Run as spokesperson and torch carrier. When the relay begins at the Statue of Liberty on 27 April and along the relay route, I will be there to help encourage wide public participation and to inspire the thousands who will share in this great adventure.