“Lifting Up the World …” programme honouring Presidents of UN General Assembly

Filed under 2 or more | Lift World - Oneness - Heart

May 15th 2001, there was a programme at Aspiration Ground in Queens to honor Presidents of the UN General Assembly.

Presidents of UNGA present at event included (L to R):

  • H.E. Dr. Humayun Rasheed Choudhury (41st session); (Bangladesh)
  • H.E. Dr. Jorge Illueca (38th session)  (Panama)   – with Daughter Dr. Marta Illueca  (second row right -Professor at NYU Hospital) –   After being lifted 15 May , Jorge Illueca said: ” I do not have enough words to express my gratitude…Instead of saying words, please listen with great attention and you will feel my heartbeat tonight.” Note 1
  • H.E. Mr. Imre Hollai (37th session); (Hungary)
  • H.E. Mr. Amara Essy (49th session); (Cote d’Ivoire) ” When You come here. everything is peace. When you see the faces of the people, you know that the heart is in peace.” note 1`

Four Presidents of the UN General Assembly holding the Oneness-Home Peace Run torch together with Sri Chinmoy, after the individual  “Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart” Ceremonies.

(Pictured L to R) Dr. Humayun Rasheed Choudhury (41st session); (Bangladesh); Mr. Imre Hollai (37th session); (Hungary);  Dr. Jorge Illueca (38th session)  (Panama); Mr. Amara Essy (49th session); (Cote d’Ivoire); Sri Chinmoy

H.E. Dr. Jorge Illueca (38th session)  (Panama)   – with Daughter Dr. Marta Illueca  being Lifted by Sri Chinmoy. 15 MAY 2001


note 1: as reported in Publication “Anahata Nada – the soundless sound” March 2001 – July 2001 issue.

Fuller transcript of evening may be added if available.

as noted in Gallery  photos below:

  • Lift-honour-Presidents-UN-GA: Opening Meditation by Sri Chinmoy.

    Sri Chinmoy Led an opening meditation before the main Lifting up the world Programme.

  • Individuals participated in a Parade of Nations by announcing the countries they represented from the “Peace Blossoms Nations ” programme

  • Singers Performed compositions for the lifting Up the World event including those in Honour of the United Nations, The Presidents of the General Assembly and Peace . (TB might have exact order or list of songs )

  • Information about the Oneness-Home-Peace Run was introduced before the Four UNGA Presidents were invited to hold the torch together with Sri Chinmoy
  • Dr. Illueca, Former Pres of UN GA at Aspiration Ground May 15 2001 holding Oneness-Home Peace rum torch with daughter, Martha Illueca

see some Photos in Gallery below – more to bbe added of other lifts as available

Pulak or Bashwar may have .

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