Letter to Kofi Annan9

12 February 1999

Highly esteemed Secretary-General,

I wish to congratulate you from the very depths of my heart on receiving the prestigious Jesse Owens Global Award for Peace. I know that you were an excellent sprinter in college, and I am sure that this has offered you a unique and significant preparation for your current service as a supremely chosen sprinter for peace…

Sri Chinmoy

KA 95. Excerpt from a letter written by Sri Chinmoy to the Secretary-General upon hearing about his receiving the Jesse Owens Global Award for Peace: