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THE TIMES of Malta – FRIDAY October 4 , 1991
DeMarco receives U Thant Peace award – By a Staff Reporter
The Foreign Minister, Prof. Guido de Marco, was presented in New York with the U Thant Peace Award by Sri Chinmoy,international ambassador of peace and leader of the peace meditation sessions at the United Nations since 1970.
The prize was offered in recognition of Prof. de Marco’s “lifetime of devoted and illuminating service to his nation and to the world at large .”
In keeping with the high ideals of the U Thant Peace Award, Prof. de Marco, the former president of the UN General assembly, was commended for blending his lofty vision of an interdependent and peace-loving world family with his dynamic action against poverty and for human dignity throughout the globe.
Members of the Peace Meditation Group sang by Sri Chinmoy in honour of Prof. de Marco,
Sri Chinmoy is expected to visit Malta with some 150 members of his peace organization later this year .
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THE NORTH WEST FACTS – The Northwest largest African American Owned Publication. – Vol. 31 No. 62 – October 16, 1991
The Hon. Guido De Marco, Pres. of the UN General Assembly for 1990-91 and Deputy Prime Minister of Malta, was presented the U Thant Peace Award by Sri Chinmoy, international peace ambassador and leader of the peace meditation sessions at the United Nations since 1970.
In keeping with the high ideals of past UN President U Thant, the award cited Pres. De Marco for his “lifetime of devoted and illumining service to his nation and to the world at large” as a champion for the cause of human right s. He was also commended for his dynamic actions against poverty and for human dignity throughout the globe.
After Sri Chinmoy placed the peace medallion around his neck, Mr. De Marco eloquently responded: “I want to thank you…Sri Chinmoy, your peace meditation meetings at the United Nations are so very important becuse when we speak of peace, it is not merely the absence of war . It is bringing peace to those who are poor in spirit. You are bringing the power of the spirit within our dear United Nations.”
Previous recipients of the U Thant Peace Award include UN Ambassador Zenon Rossides of Cyprus, former UN General Assembly Pres. Jorge Illueca, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Sufi Leader Pir Vilayat Khan and India ‘s Secretary of External Affairs, Lakhan Mehrotra.
Sri Chinmoy is no stranger to Washington State. He has been conferred honorary distinguished citizen status in our Slate. In June over 5,000 attended his free concert for inner peace that he gave at Seattle’s Memorial Stadium. Recently, he received a message from Gov. Booth Gardner on the occasion of his 60th birthday for having “helped increase humanity’s awareness of the need for global cooperation.”
About the Meditation Group at the United Nations:
Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations is an association of UN delegates, staff, non-governmental organisation representatives and accredited press correspondents holding twice-weekly peace meditations and other programmes at United Nations Headquarters.
This information is presented as a service and does not necessarily represent the official views of the United Nations or its agencies
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For Complete award ceremony see also:
U Thant Peace Award 1991 (a) Sept 28 – Overview
and more details:
U Thant Peace Award 1991 (b) Professor de Marco’s life and contributions
U Thant Peace Award 1991 (c) Professor de Marco previous statements
U Thant Peace Award 1991 (d) Background – Previous Recipients
U Thant Peace Award 1991 (e) Songs: Mr. de Marco, Malta and Recipients quotations
U Thant Peace Award 1991 (f) Response Mr. de Marco – Recipient
U Thant Peace Award 1991 (g) Informal Remarks
U Thant Peace Award 1991 (h) Media Coverage: Malta & USA