Re­lay shines light on peace


Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

LAST week South Perth was home to the open­ing cer­e­mony for the world’s longest run­ning torch re­lay, the Sri Chin­moy One­nessHome Peace Run.

Since be­gin­ning in 1987, the event has vis­ited over 140 coun­tries as it car­ries the mes­sage of in­ter­na­tional friend­ship and world peace.

The Sri Chin­moy One­nessHome Peace Run last week saw torch hold­ers run­ning from York to Al­bany, and re­turn­ing via Perth.

The in­ter­na­tional team had some run­ners who had came from as far as Mon­go­lia, New Zealand and Great Bri­tain.

Sri Chin­moy One­ness-Home Peace Run spokesper­son Prabud­dha Ni­col said the run was a way to bring peo­ple to­gether from around the world.

“Nearly ev­ery­one wants world peace but this yearn­ing is hard to ex­press,” he said.

“The idea is that we can all make in­di­vid­ual steps that con­trib­ute to world peace.

“The faster we can run to­wards that goal the bet­ter.”

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty and act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Vicki Lum­mer with the in­ter­na­tional peace run team.

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