Reina Sofia International Airport in Tenerife, Canary Islands, is named the world’s first Sri Chinmoy Peace Airport. The 60-foot-long sign at the entranceway displays the words in Spanish: ‘El Primero en el Mundo Aeropuerto de la Paz Sri Chinmoy’.


Angel Gallego, Airport Director:

Sri Chinmoy is an extraordinary man whose works for peace are spreading throughout the world.

Sri Chinmoy:

When we have something that is dedicated to the cause of peace, it is very significant in our life. The word ‘peace’ is very, very important in our life. You can say it is the most important thing in our life.

Everything else we have in today’s world, but we do not have peace.

If we want name and fame, prosperity and so forth, we can get them. But when it comes to peace, we do not easily get it.

Peace is a most difficult thing to attain. But when there is a monument that mentions peace and people come and see it, they try to have peace in their own lives.