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September 18, 2007 16:12 ET

Sri Chinmoy Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2007 by Canadian Professor

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2007) - Professor St-Amand of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, holds the World Harmony Run Torch on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in celebration of the completion of the 20th anniversary of this international event and his nomination of its founder Sri Chinmoy for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, which is soon to be announced. Professor St-Amand is a long-time supporter of Sri Chinmoy a well-known humanitarian and promoter of global unity and interfaith initiatives. Since 1987, Professor St-Amand has annually nominated Sri Chinmoy for the Nobel Peace Prize. "It is my sincere belief," he says, "that what Sri Chinmoy is doing for world peace, not only through the World Harmony Run but through all his humanitarian and inspirational initiatives, eminently qualifies him to be the recipient of this prestigious award."

"I have known Sri Chinmoy since 1985 and have closely followed the unfoldment of his international work for global peace. For over 40 years he has worked tirelessly and extensively within the interfaith and international communities to promote harmony, tolerance and cooperation-notably through his twice-weekly prayer and meditation sessions for peace at the United Nations headquarters in New York, which he has faithfully held since 1970. He has successfully held peace negotiations with leaders throughout the world as evident in 1999 when he played a leading role in the freeing of East Timor during his meeting with President BJ Habibie of Indonesia. Recently, in Ottawa, Minister Counsellor Mr. Iswayudha from the Indonesian Embassy stated, 'Sri Chinmoy visited my country in 1999 and gave us the inspiration to give East Timor a chance to be free, to be independent. So for that we have really learned a lot from Sri Chinmoy...'"

"For the more than twenty years that I have known Sri Chinmoy," says Professor St-Amand, "I have witnessed his reverence and total dedication to peace, world-unity and harmony, be it expressed through his writings, art, music, humanitarian service or imaginative peace-programs. I am therefore convinced that by bestowing upon him the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize the Nobel committee would be honouring not only Sri Chinmoy but the aspirations of countless people who are praying for a more peace-loving world."

The winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on October 12th.

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  • Professor St-Amand
    613-562-5800 x6391