Honour the great peace-worker Sri Chinmoy

Makar with fellow poets at statue unveiling

‘Unveiling’ of a statue of Sri Chinmoy at Saughton Park – poets Aonghas MacNeacail, Alan Spence, Gerda Stevenson and Christine De Luca

There was a wonderful event at Saughton Park on Sunday 4th June, attended by the Consuls of both India and Bangladesh. It was in honour of the great Swami Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) who worked tirelessly for peace. A statue of Sri Chinmoy, holding a torch for peace, now stands in the park. It was created by Kaivalva Torpy. The event was organised by Alan Spence. I had the honour to participate, along with other poets Aonghas MacNeacail and Gerda Stevenson. Good news is that Saughton Park is about to be completely transformed.