25 November 1995
Excerpt from a message conveyed by Ambassador Ray on 25 November 1995:
Sri Chinmoy's name has become synonymous with universal harmony, global understanding and world peace. This concert celebrates oneness in diversity as exemplified by the high ideals of the United Nations. Mother India applauds Sri Chinmoy's efforts to raise us from the individual state to the universal and bring us all to the level of a common humanity, so that the world becomes one family.
I join with Sri Chinmoy in his noble prayers for global peace, and deeply appreciate his unprecedented offering to the United Nations in its fiftieth year.
Peace Concert dedication by Sri Chinmoy:
Today's Peace Concert I am prayerfully dedicating to the world-illumining soul, world-inspiring heart and world-serving life of the United Nations.