About the organisers
Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel hold the torch
with World Harmony Run founder Sri Chinmoy
The World Harmony Run was founded in 1987 by humanitarian leader Sri Chinmoy as a way to give voice to the deep human need for world harmony and oneness. Sri Chinmoy won international acclaim for his numerous initiatives to unite people from many cultures and walks of life to work for a more fulfilling world. An athlete, philosopher, artist and poet, Sri Chinmoy, who passed away in October 2007, dedicated his life to advancing the ideals of world harmony and oneness.