In 1971, Sri Chinmoy asked some of his disciples who were working at the United Nations to create a club and invite him to give lectures there. This club secured membership in the United Nations Staff Recreation Council.
In 1977 this Meditation Club requested and received permission to use a modified version of the United Nations Emblem on its letterhead, accompanied by the words “United Nations — The Heart — Home of the World Body.” However, when asked in 1978 to identify itself with the label “United Nations Staff Recreation Council” to indicate its recreation-oriented nature and avoid any misconception that it was an organ of the United Nations itself, the club refused and withdrew from the United Nations Staff Recreation Council.
In 1983 it adopted a new name , Sri Chinmoy Meditation at the United Nations. It has continued to be allowed to use meeting room facilities at the U.N. and uses the U.N. mailing address, in general presenting itself as an official mediator for the U.N.
UN Staff Recreation Council (UNSRC)
The United Nations Staff Recreationas Council was formed in 1948. It has an Executive Committee and many clubs. It Aims at stimulate, coordinate, advise and assist all groups formed for the purpose of recreation, which groups are primarily composed of staff members and open for their participation as well as that of their families, retired staff members, delegation members, members of the press accredited to the United Nations, persons under contractual status with the United Nations, and members of organizations with United Nations accredited NGO status and their families.
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