Dearest Dadi Janki,
It is such an honor to reflect on the words Peace and Dignity as I wish you a Happy 100th Birthday, especially since “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” is the 2015 theme for the United Nations International Day of Peace. As this day comes to a close, I end it by sending my love and appreciation to you and to let you know that I have had you in my thoughts and prayers throughout this day.
As various ways of expressing peace were discussed at the UN, at the Church Center for the United Nations Chapel, at Central Park and at the Roerich Museum, many people shared that peace is an inner quality, a way of life. That world peace comes from inner peace. I thought of how Dadi Janki just is peace. To be in your presence is to feel how you radiate peace and invite others to freely recognize and express their peaceful natures. Your loving kindness is felt and appreciated and can be transformative.
Whether you are in a large or small group, you have a way of making each person feel more special about themselves just because they have met you. I am so grateful to have met you and to have felt your powerful, peaceful energy. Thank you for being a living example of how peace and dignity are linked within us and how they can be expressed in our every action.
You are peace. You live peace. You inspire peace.
May Peace Prevail on Earth,
URI United Nations Representative
International Day of Peace (September 21)
NGO Committee, Co-chair