This is a video of the performance of Paree’s incredible arrangement of the Peace Run and World Harmony Run songs performed at Song of the Soul Concert (NYU Skirball Center, NY – August 25, 2017). This particular concert was a special tribute to the 30th anniversary of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run. Special gratitude to Mridanga for making this video.
On Aug 15, 2017, Abhejali Bernardova, a member of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team from Zlin, Czech Republic, completed her 6th Oceans Seven challenge by conquering the North Channel from Donaghadee in Northern Ireland to Portpatrick in Scotland (35km – about the same distance as the English channel) in an excellent time of 10 hours 23:48, assisted by her experienced crew (Catalina, EC, Tsugaru): her sister Jana from London, Scottish team member Dhavala Stott and Jayalata from N.Y. According to the ILDSA (link is external) (Irish Long Distance Swimming Association) it was the fastest crossing of the six solo swims so far of 2017.
The North Channel (link is external) is widely regarded as one of the hardest sea swims in the world, due to low water temperatures (10-14°C, warmest in August), ubiquitous Lion mane jellyfish that surface with the sun, strong currents and very unpredictable and changeable weather. Abhejali is the first Czech swimmer – male or female – to swim the North Channel, the 17th woman overall and only the 49th person in the world to successfully complete the swim.
The Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts (SaPa) invited the Peace Run to India to spend a week visiting schools in Bangalore. The runners had wonderful experiences visiting students and teachers, as well as seeing the incredible sights of India.