New Jersey
Sri Chinmoy Peace State





WHEREAS, the Sri Chinmoy International Peace Blossoms is a project which links, through the theme of peace, settings of exceptional beauty and historical significance throughout the world in a symbolic commitment to the universal cause of peace; and

WHEREAS, transcending national, racial, religious, social and cultural barriers, the Sri Chinmoy Peace Blossoms serve as an ongoing reminder to millions of people that as human beings, we have far more in common to bring us together than we have differences to tear us apart; and

WHEREAS, the role of Sri Chinmoy Peace State is to make our community and its neighbors deeply aware of the immeasurable value of peace; and

WHEREAS, the state of New Jersey joins hundreds of sites throughout the world which have been dedicated to the cause of peace and international friendship;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JIM FLORIO, Governor of the State of New Jersey, do hereby proclaim our state as a


in New Jersey.

GIVEN, under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of New Jersey, this ninth day of July in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ninety-three and of the Independence of the United States, the two hundred and seventeenth.

Seal affixed



Letter to Princess Diana

from Sri Chinmoy

Diana, Princess of Wales,
Diana, Empress of the World.

I wish to offer you gratitude from the  inmost recesses of my heart for writing me such a compassionate, inspiring and encouraging letter. For ordinary mortals, birthdays come and birthdays go. You — being an immortal figure in the world of sleepless compassion, breathless concern for humanity’s safety, happiness and progress — will forever shine bright, brighter and brightest in the galaxy of immortals. 

Newsday, which is next to the New York Times in importance and popularity, has voiced forth something soul-stirring, heart-elevating and life-illumining as to where you stand in the heart of America the Beautiful. According to my aspiration-heart, you are not only the Queen of American hearts, but also the unparalleled Queen of the universal heart. Newsday says you will be, but to me you already are.

Enclosed is also an article quite favourable to you from a French magazine.

With deepest appreciation and admiration, Sri Chinmoy


Letter to Sri Chinmoy

from Princess Diana


Dear Sri Chinmoy,

I write to thank you for your wonderful letter of 9 July, enclosing a copy of Match and also newspaper cuttings from Newsday. It is always interesting to read articles that are printed overseas.

Having just returned from a short holiday, I am now ready to continue in the fight against landmines, and also my work with other causes which have become so dear to me. I truly believe that it is vital that we all continue to work towards supporting those that need it. I know that you too strive to ease unnecessary suffering and indeed, have helped many, many people.

I always enjoy visiting America. The American people are both fascinating and stimulating and I am deeply touched by the kind words expressed in the Newsday article.

Again, I thank you for your generosity of spirit and send to you my heartfelt best wishes.

Published in Diana, Princess of Wales, Empress of the World