Letter from President Gorbachev
Dear friend Sri Chinmoy,
It is with a feeling of deep respect for your life of selfless devotion, and with appreciation of your good deeds, that I want to extend my felicitations to you on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of your peace mission in the United Nations.
There are not many people in the world who are so sincerely dedicated to the ideals of love of fellow human beings, peace and understanding, and who are so self-giving in their actions. You combine remarkably well the intellectual powers of a thinker, the multiformity of talent and a sincere and kind heart open to people.
Your deeds are invaluable, for they cannot be measured by any economic or political parameters; they are noble and they cure the human soul.
I thank you for your help and support, and most importantly — for your friendship, and wish you good health and success in your truly humanitarian activities for years to come.
— Mikhail Gorbachev
former President of the Soviet Union
1990 Nobel Peace Laureate
U Thant Peace Award
Sri Chinmoy offers the U Thant Peace Award to Svenn Kristiansen, Deputy Mayor of Oslo, at the United Nations in New York.