Item 1103 - U Thant Peace Award from the Peace Meditation at the United Nations

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ZA COM MR-T-1-4-1103

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U Thant Peace Award from the Peace Meditation at the United Nations

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  • January 1996 (Creation)

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trophy

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 9/01/12

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The U Thant Peace Award presented to Mr Mandela from the Peace Meditation at the United Nations, New York, USA

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Large dark silver cup trophy with 2 rounded handles on round base with affixed silver plate. Silver plate is engraved with the following:
A Perfect Justice Voice
Nelson Mandela, torture-sufferer supreme
High Heavens Smile and earth's solace-Dream
Your heart has won the world's admiration-choice
Within, without, a perfect justicce-voice
Sri Chinmoy
With our deepest appreciation, admiration and gratitude
Sri Chinmoy
The Peace Meditation at the United Nations January 1996

Cup is engraved with the following:
The U Thant Peace Award
is presented to
President Nelson Mandela
Following are selected immortal utterances of President Mandela
You must vow to turn misfortunes into victory.
Any man that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose.
I am not truly free if I am taking away someone else's freedom
I dare not linger for my long walk is not yet ended.

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0394

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