• 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

Serbia 24 May: (Team 1) Niš

A day like no other! Our team spent the whole day in Niš, with a very rich program.

Thirteen events, the rendez-vous with our other team, and the final ceremony awaited us today. Here are the names of all the places we visited:

Schools: Miroslav Antich, Chegar, Dushko Radovich, Branko Milkovich, Chele Kula, Sveti Sava, Tzar Constantin, Radko Vukevich, Uchiteli Tasa, Kole Rachich, Vozdova, Mara - Centre for retarded children, Senior Citizens Centre.

The town of Niš is situated on the river Nišava, and the World Harmony Run too, flowed through the city like a river.

After every school, we were followed by big bunches of kids, who would not stop for anything - miles and miles, for the pure joy of running .

One teacher said that anything different that happens in their school life makes them very happy!

We are finding that our run is like a wave which meets another wave - we bring happiness, enthusiasm and freshness and the school offers its inspiration in poems, dances and art.

I do not know if all the students we met today learned the World Harmony Run Song , but the team for sure learned about a Serbian song that won the Eurovision Song Contest. It is called "Molitva", which means prayer. What you put in a prayer, they say comes true.

It is hard to describe all the places we visited this day, but the Centre for retarded children must be mentioned, as although we had to talk slowly and may not have been fully understood, we were deeply touched by the strong response we received from their beautiful hearts. The children danced for us and presented us with hand-made pins, and Ondrej planted the fourth harmony tree of this season here. The director of the Centre ran bravely with the torch, proving that running in a suit is not so hard.

The Greek Dance Sirtaki is worth learning. Every dancer takes single steps in the beginning and finally, all the dancers form a circle. Every single effort at the end joins a whole figure. Here we saw an Irish dance, also very good and a lovely exhibition of pictures on the theme of harmony was hanging in the school hall.

Every single person in the Senior Citizens Centre - maybe old in age, but young in heart - actually danced with the torch. We saw that the harmony tree planted here last year is growing very well.

All day, we were escorted by a very nice young policewoman. One moment, she jumped out of the car and went running to fix some problems with the traffic. Well... always on duty.

Towards the end of the day, two rivers flowed into one as our teams reunited on the banks of the Nišava. A local TV station recorded this significant moment of the World Harmony Run.

The final ceremony took place at the Creative Centre. Here, we heard a very good choir and watched young ballet dancers and some traditional dance. One of our local coordinators, Angikar closed the final ceremony; we thank him and every single person who supported this initiative and enabled us to reach so many places in one single day.

The local tofu manufacturer, Beyond, and a zdrava hrana store offered us an unimaginably delicious feast at the end of the day. We also thank the Regent hotel for the discount and the wonderful accommodation.

Team Members:
Ondrej Vesely and Rosta Vagner (Czech Republic), Pierre Lantuas Monfouga (France), Valentine Bebik (Ukraine), Janos Derekas (Hungary), Jaromir Horejsi (Czech Republic), Nataliya Lehonkova (Ukraine).

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