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USA 24 April: Winston-Salem, NC - Charlotte, NC
During our early morning run our team had the opportunity
to pose with this Harmony race car. Unfortunately we could
not adopt it as one of our own Harmony Run vehicles.
In the morning Tom and Arpan run into the China Grove
Middle School Ceremony where over two hundred children
and teachers were enthusiastically waiting for the arrival of the Torch.
Atulya introduced the run to the children...
The runners take turns getting the children to guess where
they are from individually...
As part of our program we present to the children, we act
out short skits to demonstrate harmonious or disharmonious
behavior. Can you guess which kind this is?
After singing our theme song written by Sri Chinmoy, the
Founder of the Run, the children offered us one of their
songs with the help of one of their talented teachers.
The children all tried to feel the harmony and peace from
the heart as this moment of silence demonstates.
Afterwards, the children and teachers had the opporunity
to touch or hold the torch and offer a smile and a wish for
a peaceful and harmonious world.
We are very grateful to Principal Linda Johnson and her staff of
teachers who organized the children to receive us and offer
their efforts for a more harmonious world.
After the ceremony one girls' team had fun trying to wash
our home away from home we call RV (Recreational Vehicle).
We are thrilled when locals along our route take the time
to stop and hold the torch offering us their goodwill.
In the afternoon the Charlotte Boys and Girls Club ran with
us to a nearby playground past our newly washed RV.
The kids loved our program, especially our dramatic skits.
Atulya was swamped with enthusiastic children wanting to
hold the torch.
The children all had the opportunity to hold the torch and
make a wish for peace. Their smiles say it all.
We are very grateful to David Mc Queen for coming with
the children and receiving us in such a kind and
We also wish to than Donato's Pizza for their delicious
donations to our evening meal.
The Motel 6 Charlotte Carowinds very kindly sponsored our rooms for the evening. We really enjoyed our the stay.
Video Message from Davidson Hepburn, President (2009 - 2011) of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for 25th Anniversary of the World Harmony Run and a vision for the decade: "Toward a Oneness-World".
Full Text of the 25th annversary message and link to 25 language informal Translations: http://www.worldharmonyrun.org/25or Click on language button for separate youtube videos wth sub titles in varous languages
- 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!
Distance: 94 miles
Atulya Berube (San Diego), Jagadhata Amrhien (Chicago), Teekhnata Berube (USA), Arpan DeAngelo (New York), Shobhavati Davies (New Zealand), Jana Duskova (Czech Republic), Tom McGuire (New Zealand), Katya Percheklii (Ukraine), Larissa Zub (Belarus), Zuzana Klaskova (Czech Republic), Matthias Eckerle (Germany)
Gallery: See more images!
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