17 November 1995 D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C.

(Attended by an audience of 10,000 people)

His Excellency Mr. Siddhartha. Shankar Ray, Ambassador of India to the United States, introduced Sri Chinmoy at the Washington, D.C. Peace Concert and also hosted a reception afterwards for ambassadors and other distinguished guests.

Following is an excerpt from Ambassador Ray’s introduction:

Sri Chinmoy is an embodiment of Rabindranath Tagore’s immortal concept of ‘the universal man’. For over thirty years Sri Chinmoy has tirelessly dedicated his life to the pursuit of world peace and to the fulfilment of the unlimited potential of the human spirit…

Let us now join Sri Chinmoy and become privy to a cosmic concert which will raise us from the individual state to the universal, and bring us all to the level of a common humanity, so that the world indeed becomes one family — Vasudhaiva kutum-bakam.