On January 7th, 2016, the Speaker of the Maltese House of Representatives Anġlu Farrugia (left) welcomed participants from all over the world taking part in the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run 2016. The main purpose of the peace run is to highlight the importance of ‘oneness’, and of creating a harmonious environment for the peaceful coexistence of people with different beliefs and traditions. Anġlu Farrugia greatly welcomed the organisation’s incessant work to elevate and promote peace as a way of life, as well as its strategic outreach to world leaders as the true catalysts for change. As a matter of fact, the Peace Blossom Nation initiative, bestowed for the first time in 1998 on the Maltese Islands, is the noble and admirable concept of engaging and encouraging nation states to inject greater energy in the creation of a more just, full and equal world.
In expressing gratitude for the Torch-Bearer Award and welcoming the activities which will be carried out with local schools in the coming days, Speaker Farrugia augured that the Sri Chinmoy Peace Run organisation continues to create a movement of peace, built upon respect for others, and mutual understanding of different traditions and religions. The ‘oneness’ concept became a reality when Anġlu Farrugia, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chris Agius, Parliamentary Secretary for Research Innovation, Youth and Sport, and Frederick Azzopardi, Deputy Whip for the Opposition, held together the Peace Run torch as a symbol of political and national unity.
SOURCE: independent.com.mt (Photo by Kedar Misani)