• 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

Zimbabwe 31 October: Victoria Falls

The morning dawned beautifully next to the Chobe River. It was as though every bird in Africa had decided to start singing at the same time.

Adhiratha has only just got over his jetlag and actually managed to get up at a normal hour instead of three in the morning!

Finally the moment that we had all been waiting for, a view of Victoria Falls. We took the torch on tour around the falls.

The spray is incredible and you can end up soaked in a few seconds.

The falls seemed to enhance the magic of the World Harmony Torch.

As we carried the torch around the falls, we found that everybody loved the idea of the World Harmony Run.

The Acting High Commissioner of India for Namibia, Mr RK Nagpal, his wife Mrs Premlata Nagpal and his friend Dr BM Harbola and Mrs Pramila Harbola happened to be visiting Victoria Falls. He said that as soon as he saw the words "World Harmony Run" he got a thrill in his heart. We met them all at various stages of our journey around the falls and it felt like we were old friends at the end of our journey around the falls. 

This Malaysian girl and her friend were alsoinspired about the World Harmony Run and were just bubbling with enthusiam when they held the torch.

Victoria Falls was declared a "Sri Chinmoy Peace Blossom" in early 1996. We were all delighted to find that the original Peace Blossom plaque is still intact. It is in a spot that has a spectactular view of the falls.

Victoria Falls still embodies Sri Chinmoy's message:

"Soul-stirring power

Breath-taking beauty

Life-elevating majesty!"

Each of the team members soaked up this beauty in their own way. For Shree, perhaps after so many years of living in Johannesburg, it was life on the edge.

Balarka enjoyed a run along the many pathways that line the falls. He has been rediscovering running by getting rid of his running shoes. which have just aggravated his knee injuries. Now running barefoot is like being a kid all over again.

For Adhiratha, a meditative moment in the permanent rain forest that grows in this otherwise dry and arid region.

Dhiraja, our chief video photographer seemed to get lost in the mist, trying to master our new HD video camera.

It was a very special day, mostly because everyone we met just loved the World Harmony Run.

As we left the park we encountered Nonhlanhla, Linda and Lucy, who work in the curio shop at the park entrance. When we walked into their shop and they saw the World Harmony Run song credit to Sri Chinmoy on our tee shirts, they immediately made the connection with the Sri Chinmoy Peace Blossom plaque at "viewpoint three".

They also loved the idea of the run and wanted to hold the torch and make a wish for peace and harmony in our world. 

Southern Africa Region -  Harmony Run 2010 initial reports and photos:




– Abhijatri

Distance: 3 km

Team Members:
Balarka Robinson (Zimbabwe), Dhiraja McBryde (New Zealand), Steve Polykarpou (RSA/Cyprus), Shree Chirkoot (RSA), Adhiratha Keefe (USA), Abhijatri Robinson (Zimbabwe)

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