The staff and children of Windsor Public School welcomed the Sri Chinmoy Oneness - Home Peace Run team to their school last week.
Hawkesbury Councillor Danielle Wheeler spoke to the children and welcomed the Peace Run team to the district.
The Peace Run was established in 1987 by Sri Chinmoy. His vision was to send a torch of peace around the globe to be carried by as many people and regions as possible, in a single, universal expression of humanity’s aspiration for peace.
In 2019, for the first time, the Peace Run will encircle the entire globe in a calendar year, bringing the Peace Torch to every country of the Southern Hemisphere.
Starting and finishing in Bali, the Torch was carried by runners through Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu before commencing its Australian journey in Brisbane on February 12.
It will now head through central NSW, ACT and Victoria and finish its Australian journey in Melbourne on March 1. Afterwards, it will head to New Zealand, other Pacific Island Nations, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands before returning to Bali in November.
The message of the Peace Run offered by the runners in their presentation is that everyone - regardless of nationality, religion or race - belongs to the human family, and each and every individual can contribute to peace in our world.
Windsor Public School principal Mike Watson said the school was keen to support the cause.
“As Harmony Day is this term, we always run a week of cultural activities which promote diversity, with our six classes all studying a different country throughout this term. As the peace run is also about diversity, peace and acceptance, I thought the timing would be ideal,” he said.
Find out more about the Peace Run's journey through Australia at www.peacerun.org/au/.