1987 / New York – Sri Chinmoy, founder of Peace Run holding the peace torch
The event organizer is the non-profit organization “Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run Italia”. To maintain the purity of its inspiring principles, and to avoid any possible outside influence, the contest has no sponsors or commercial promoters; no funding for specific events, neither are social or political principles fostered. Fiscal code 97531570154, ONLUS registered as MI – 735 Sezione Provinciale di Milano del Registro Regionale del Volontariato – Decreto n. 1027 del 27/07/2015. The Association has appointed a board with an interdisciplinary panel of experts in Communication and Pedagogy, in order to select the works to be awarded.
Further info on the official “Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run Italia” web site.
Since its launch, many distinguished members of world renowned institutions have encouraged and endorsed the Peace Run; among them we are proud to mention: – the European Commission, which has been a valued supporter, starting from former President Jacques Delors till former President Herman Van Rompuy; – FAO, which has participated in the 2008 edition – UNESCO, whose President of the 35th General Conference, Dr. Davidson L. Hepburn, offered a heartfelt video-message of support.
Many luminaries and eminent celebrities have joined in support, among them we are honored to mention: Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, Pope John Paul II, Mikhail Gorbachev, Vàclav Havel, Desmond Tutu; and sport legends such as Muhammad Alì, Carl Lewis, the All Blacks team, Haile Gebrselassie, Paul Tergat, Tegla Loroupe, Paula Radcliffe.
In Italy in particular, the Association has earned the support of Hon. Giorgio Napolitano, former President of the Chamber of Deputies and later, President of the Republic.