• World Harmony Run

    World's Largest Torch Relay
    World Harmony Run

  • 1,000,000 Participants

    Across 6 Continents
    1,000,000 Participants

  • Dreaming of a more harmonious world

    100 countries
    Dreaming of Harmony

  • Schools And Kids

    Make a Wish for Peace
    Schools And Kids

  • Sri Chinmoy: World Harmony Run Founder

    World Harmony Run Founder
    Sri Chinmoy

  • Carl Lewis: World Harmony Run Spokesman

    World Harmony Run Spokesman
    Carl Lewis

  • New York, USA

    New York

  • London, Great Britain

    Great Britain

  • Shakhovskaya, Russia


  • Around Australia

    15,000 kms, 100 days
    Around Australia

  • Around Ireland

    14 Days, 1500km
    Around Ireland

  • Wanaka, New Zealand

    New Zealand

  • Arjang, Norway


  • Rekjavik, Iceland


  • Beijing, China


  • Prague, Czech Republic

    Czech Republic

  • Belgrade, Serbia


  • Lake Biwa, Japan

    Lake Biwa

  • Kapsait, Ethiopia


  • Pangkor Island, Malaysia

    Pangkor Island

  • Bali, Indonesia


  • The All Blacks, New Zealand

    The All Blacks
    New Zealand

Global - International Mother Language Day 21 Feb 2012

International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is celebrated each February. Dedicated to promoting linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism, the day was proclaimed by UNESCO's General Conference in November of 1999. (more)

Translations and Sub titles in 20+ languages

In honour of  IML Day 2012, the message from the President of the UNESCO General Conference (2009 -2011) for the 25th Anniversary of the World Harmony Run has been translated in more than 20 languages. Language subtitles now appear on the video message and are available as separate videos on YouTube.

Dr. Davidson Hepburn presenting his NEW message for 25th Anniversary of the Harmony Run and a vision for the decade towards 2022 and beyond. To view with English subtitles use: http://youtu.be/maPwzfHtASQ

Or Click on language button below for translations page with link to

YouTube videos with sub titles in various languages


More to be added. e.g.  Serbian and Bengali are in progress!

See also related IML Day links for:

A. Harmony Torch at Mother Language Day programme 2010

B. Guinness World Record - 146 Languages

C. Excerpt from Mother Language Day Programme 2011 in Spain

D. Language had historical impact on 2 countries

E. Languages Used by UN for interpretation, translation and logos 

F. Related Links for IMLD

Some Highlights of Davidson Hepburn's encouraging video message.

"World Harmony Run 25th Anniversary: Toward 2022 and a Oneness-World".

Illustrated video with example clips and images from around the world identifies a number of activities the World Harmony Run has undertaken or inspired. This globaltorch relay founded by Sri Chinmoy in 1987, and related initiatives for a culture of peace continue to grow and support important ideals of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and of the entire UN community. The President of UNESCO GeneralConference (2009 - 2011) highlights some he hopes can be further expanded and enriched in the coming decade (2012 to 2022) and bring us closer to a Oneness-World". Dr. Hepburn suggests:
1. Visit World Heritage Sites:
2. Perform Music
3. Create or Display Art and Poetry
4. Value Diversity
5. Support Interfaith Acceptance
6. Honour Role Models
7. Discover New Possibilities
8. Finally, Never Give Up!

Full Text of Video Message from Davidson Hepburn,

See also:
  • YouTube video on African experience which illustrates IYY slogan "Our Year Our Voice"  International Year of Youth - Zambia World Harmony. They surprisingly mention Presidents and UN Secretary-General in a unique way! - with their own enthusiastic renditions of WHR song and motto.



< Global - World Interfaith Harmony Week, Feb 2012