• 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

Australia 13 March: Canberra

Hon. Sir William Deane AC, KBE, QC

Sir William Deane holding the World Harmony Run torch – 2008

On March 13, 2008, members of the World Harmony Run team met with Sir William Deane at his office in Manuka, ACT.

Sir William had a distinguished legal career, culminating in over 10 years of service as a Justice of the High Court of Australia. He then served as Governor-General of Australia from 1995 until 2001. In 2001, he was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize, "for his consistent support of vulnerable and disadvantaged Australians and his strong commitment to the cause of reconciliation."

In his recent historic “Sorry” speech, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd described Sir William as, “a quiet, persistent conscience.” He was invited to sit with former Prime Ministers Whitlam, Fraser, Hawke and Keating in the chamber of the House of Representatives during the Prime Minister’s speech.

Sir William Deane offered his support for the World Harmony Run with the following comments:

“The World Harmony Run is a spectacular means of promoting mutual respect and understanding and Peace in our world.

I congratulate and send my warm good wishes to all involved in the 2008 World Harmony Run in Australia.”

Upon hearing that the team would soon be meeting Bob Randall at Uluru, Sir William commented that the last time he held a flaming torch was at Uluru - during the Olympic torch relay in 2000!

We are very grateful to Sir William for accepting the role of a National Patron of the 2008 World Harmony Run. 

– Prachar Stegemann

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