World Harmony Run 2011 in Zambia

Welcome to “Adventure into Zambia” – Zambia where students invoke President Obama and UN Secretary General. The United Nations and the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are supporting the International Year of Youth and its theme of dialogue and mutual understanding, being celebrated through August of 2011.The slogan is “Our Year” “Our Voice”. In these clips you hear the voice of Africa, of Zambia, of Youth. Youth seen holding the torch say they are NOT looking to countries’ presidents, United Nations Secretary-General or other leaders to change the world. Their “hour has come” and they voice where peace begins. The World Harmony Run is a global torch relay, founded by Sri Chinmoy in 1987. It seeks to strengthen international friendship and understanding. As a symbol of harmony, runners carry a flaming torch, passing it from hand to hand traveling through over 100 nations around the globe. This video includes a short introduction from Davidson Hepburn, the President of the General Conference of UNESCO, followed by four schools visited in Zambia late last year. Dr. Hepburn, recently commented on the Run’s support for their Year of Youth. “By encouraging young people to express their aspirations for harmony today, the World Harmony Run is surely building the foundation for a culture of peace tomorrow.” Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007), Founder of the Harmony Run composed the theme song which ends “We are the Oneness and Fullness of Tomorrow’s Sun”. With powerful expression these youth made that promise of harmony, peace and oneness their own. With gratitude to four featured Schools: Lotus Basic, Nkhwazi Primary, Jacaranda Basic, New Northmead Basic and special thanks to Lusaka friends and supporters of Zambian World Harmony Run Team.


One thought on “World Harmony Run 2011 in Zambia

  1. 8.06.2011
    Heute sind die Läufer vom World Harmony run in unserer
    Marktgemeinde Lunz am see vorbeiglaufen, es war sehr beeindruckend erstens wenn man selbst Läufer ist und zweitens wenn man die geschichte und Hintergründe dazu kennt, volll schöne sache freu mich das ich dabei war mit viel freude und spaß einen schönen weitern weg

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