On October 21, 2019, 827 children (between 7-19 years old) from 23 schools in Pécs (village in Hungary) and the surrounding area sang at the famous Kodály Center – one of the best music halls in Hungary – 15 peace songs in Bengali and English by Peace advocate Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007), accompanied by the Swiss women ensemble “Mountain-Silence” in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace. At the end all the children – the whole audience – gave a standing ovation, clapping and thrumming enthusiastically. As an “encore” the children sang two songs once more with great joy and enthusiasm. As a student of Sri Chinmoy myself for over 30 years I can appreciate this event especially because it is the first time that these peace songs have been performed on such a big scale.
The next big project will be a similar group of children but coming from many places around the world. The event is planned for the 30th of October 2020 in Győr. If you have ideas to realize this event or want to participate with a group of children, please contact the organizer Kinga: [email protected].