Art Exhibit at UN in Geneva (June 6-16, 2017)

In Geneva, several hundred paintings by Sri Chinmoy have been exhibited at the Palais des Nations, United Nations Office. The event was sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh in Geneva, with support from the Cultural Diplomacy and Outreach Section of the UN Office at Geneva, in collaboration with the Jharna-Kala Art Foundation. The exhibit contains several distinct genre of paintings. These include a series of Peace-Bird drawings, originally exhibited at the Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, in 2006. Another series of 9”x12” acrylic paintings were first shown at an exhibition at St. Petersburg State University, Russia, in 2004.

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Record performance of Yolanda (59) Holder

yolandaCalifornian pedestrienne Yolanda Holder became a legend, walking the entire 3100 miles of this year’s 3100 mile race of Queens, NY, and finishing yesterday fifth overall in 51 days+17:00:13. She became the oldest woman to finish the 3100 mile race, and only the second American woman to complete this difficult race. She is the first pure walker to attempt the distance. She has now set many age-group women’s best marks for daily totals, as well as miles and kms.

Vasu finished 3100 mile race in NY

vasu-1044043Vasu Duzhiy, 51, of St Petersburg, Russia won the 21st Annual Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race for the second time in 46 days+17:38:22. He has completed the longest footrace six straight times. He is still ranked fifth all-time and is one of only five men to average 70 miles a day for the duration of the race. Vasu was serenaded with songs and flowers by a throng of over 120 people. Kaneenika Janakova continued her historic run with a strong 64.2 miles today. She has only 211 laps remaining and hopes to finish Saturday evening. Nirbhasa Magee is two days ahead of his previous best for the 3100, and eyes a saturday finish as well. Harita Davies was steady as usual, and it paid off again with 60.36 miles. Yolanda Holder walked her way to 61.4 miles and is still within sight of the goal with five days left.