Indian DD News Channel on the World’s Longest Garland

What does the man with the most Guinness World Records do when he’s run out of records to break — he reclaims an old record that he lost. Yes.. Ashrita Furman of USA has set a new world record for the longest garland of flowers. Furman has assembled a 8 km-long garland weighing around 1700 kilograms in New York to commemorate Sri Chinmoy’s 50 years of manifestation for world peace. Yesterday, more than a thousand disciples gathered together in Queens New York celebrating Sri Chinm0y’s 83rd anniversary. The master passed away on October 11, 2007.

 

Today is Sri Chinmoy’s 83rd Anniversary

Today marks the 83rd Anniversary of Sri Chinmoy, one of most prolific meditation teachers of our time. This video captures a full hour of meditative moments, compiled over the years in various places around the world. It is volume 5 of a series of 11 meditation videos, filmed and produced by kedarvideo Switzerland.

First bike bridge of the world in Copenhagen

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It’s a big day in Copenhagen, with the opening of “Cykelslangen” the missing link connecting the harbour bridge and the evil highway by Fisketorvet. For years cyclists have struggled with their bikes up and down steep stairs, or taken ridiculous detours to get to the bike-bridge, but finally it is here. The smooth, curvy, orange ride in the sky, named after the inner tubing in our wheel. Slange is the same word we use for snake, so my best guess is that foreigners will refer to it as the Bikesnake (or maybe the Snakebridge?). It looks like one too, wriggling its way through glass and steel, liberating us from all the obstacles underneath. Quelle: classiccopenhagen.blogspot.dk

Swimmer Lewis Pugh: Constant Self-Transcendence

Lewis William Gordon Pugh, OIG (born in Plymouth, GB,1969). He was the first person to complete a long-distance swim in every ocean of the world. Pugh is best known for undertaking the first swim across the North Pole in 2007 (see video) to highlight the melting of the Arctic sea ice. In 2010 he swam across a glacial lake on Mount Everest to draw attention to the melting of the glaciers in the Himalayas. In 2010 he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for his “potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world through inspiring leadership. And in 2013 the United Nations Environment Programme appointed him “Patron of the Oceans”. The same year he was inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

KT_140812_AdriaticSea_7seas7swims1reason_43982-480x320Currently, Lewis Pugh completed the second leg of his Seven Swims in the Seven Seas for 1 Reason campaign to highlight the need for, and importance of Marine Protected Areas on the global agenda. Lewis completed his 10km swim along the outside of Dugi Otok, an island off Zadar, Croatia in 3 hrs and 55 mins (see attached picture). Immediately afterwards Lewis said: The conditions were perfect. The sea was flat and warm. The 10km swim took longer than expected, but what struck me was how few fish I saw. The only fish I saw during the whole swim were very small – less than a hand length in size.” Lewis will make his next journey to Athens, Greece where he will undertake a 10km swim in the Aegean Sea. The Mediterranean Monk Seal was once plentiful in the Aegean Sea, but after years of being deliberately shot and accidentally killed in fishing gear, numbers in Greece have plummeted to around 200 animals – around half the remaining world population. This makes it one of the most endangered mammals in the world. The Monk Seal’s timid nature means that even slight disturbances can displace it from its last few breeding sites. Lewis’s swim off Athens, Greece, draws attention to the plight of an animal on the brink of extinction, and calls for better co-operation and strictly protected MPAs, especially in Gyaros, to enable recovery of this gentle species. Photo: © Kelvin Trautman

 

New peace statue of Sri Chinmoy in Hungary

On August 2nd, 2014, a statue of peace dreamer Sri Chinmoy was inaugurated in Dobogókőn (Hungary). During the ceremony the Indian Ambassador Shri Malay Mishra, the sculptor Kaivalya Torpy and many others spoke about the importance of Sri Chinmoy as an advocate of peace. Also present was the Swiss music group “Mountain-Silence”, consisting of disciples of Sri Chinmoy. This video by Parimal Peter Repka covers the whole ceremony.

LIFE Voices Interviews now online on one website

Interviews

Over the years I have made many interviews with inspiring people from around the world. Series is called LIFE Voices and is now online on a especially created webpage. The interviews cover subjects such as meditation, travel, ultra-sports, health, happiness, Self-Transcendence, music, mysteries, Ayurveda, and martial art.

- Kedar Misani

A Gorilla’s Love and Gratitude

After raising a Gorilla in an English zoo, Damian Aspinall ventured out to the jungle where it was released to try to catch a glimpse of him, five years later. Not expecting the Gorilla, “Kwibi”, to recognize him, he was in for a major shock when they crossed paths. What happened next was an amazing display of affection and shows that love can transcend boundaries, whether it be size, shape, race, or even species. If it put a smile on your face, as it did to me, share this amazing reunion between father and “child”.

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