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September 26, 2007 17:08 ET

Sri Chinmoy Nominated to Receive the Nobel Peace Prize

51 Icelandic MPs sign a nomination to the Nobel Committee

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 26, 2007) - Icelandic members of Parliament have signed a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee where they nominate Sri Chinmoy for the Nobel Peace Prize this year.

In the nomination which is signed by 51 MPs, it says that Sri Chinmoy's ceaseless work for the United Nations for over 30 years crystallizes his belief in the unity and affinity among nations and the individuals who inhabit them.

"We undersigned members of the Icelandic Parliament, believe that Sri Chinmoy Kumar Ghose belongs to the group of individuals who have given the ideal for peace their all, for both in Iceland as around the world, his ceaseless grassroots work for the sake of peace has been an inspiration to all to work for the peace ideal, and has thereby been a stepping-stone on the way to a more peaceful and better future."

Final decision still pending

In news from the news agency Reuters last week it said the Nobel Committee had not yet reached a decision. "We have many good candidates for the prize and we are approaching a decision," said Geir Lundestad, director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. The news item said that Al Gore, former vice president of the United States and Sheila Watt-Cloutier, who has campaigned for the cause of the Inuits, were among those who were being considered. Lundestad would not answer if campaigning against global warming justified a Peace Prize. The announcement of the Prize is on October 12th and 181 individuals are being considered.

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