International day of Peace: Planting of a World Peace Tree in Austria
On September 21, 2007, the United Nations International Day of Peace, His Holiness Paramhans Swami Maheshwaranandaji planted a World Peace Tree and inaugurated a Peace Memorial Stone in a beautiful park in Vienna, Austria. Several dignities from politics and religion attended this function, among them Mr. Adolf Tiller (District Director), Dr. Bimal Kundu (head of the Indian Community in Vienna), Pater Elmar (Catholic parish priest) and Mrs. Windsteig (Vienna City Government). Peace messages arrived from the Protestant Bishop Dr. Sturm and Chief Rabbi Chaim Eisenberg. Together with the guests of honour, His Holiness Swamiji planted the Peace Tree and inaugurated the Peace Memorial Stone with the Yoga in Daily Life logo. Then prayers for world peace were extended by the religious representatives and by the numerous participants from various countries of Europe and from Australia.