Dear Sri Chinmoy,

I write to thank you for your wonderful letter of 9 July, enclosing a copy of Match and also newspaper cuttings from Newsday. It is always interesting to read articles that are printed overseas.

Having just returned from a short holiday, I am now ready to continue in the fight against landmines, and also my work with other causes which have become so dear to me. I truly believe that it is vital that we all continue to work towards supporting those that need it. I know that you too strive to ease unnecessary suffering and indeed, have helped many, many people.

I always enjoy visiting America. The American people are both fascinating and stimulating and I am deeply touched by the kind words expressed in the Newsday article.

Again, I thank you for your generosity of spirit and send to you my heartfelt best wishes.