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Founder - Sri Chinmoy
Nelson Mandela and his wife Graça Machel hold the torch
with World Harmony Run founder Sri Chinmoy.
People of all nationalities, faiths and traditions have been drawn to participate in this event created by Sri Chinmoy in 1987. Sri Chinmoy believes that sport is a powerful instrument for promoting global harmony. Sri Chinmoy is internationally renowned for his numerous initiatives which have united people from many cultures and walks of life to work for a more fulfilling world. An athlete, philosopher, artist and poet, Sri Chinmoy, dedicated his life to advancing the ideals of world harmony and oneness.