SUNIL WILLIAM DAVIDSON
Henry Labouisse Hall, UNICEF House
Sunilís friends in the Meditation Group are deeply grateful to have the opportunity to share with all
of you today our joy in having known Sunil.†
I am standing next to Sunilís closest friend, Shraddha.† We all swam together when training for the
He exemplified the essence of a true international server of humanity.† He came to UNICEF to manifest his vision of unity and the dignity of the human spirit.† He was a deeply spiritual man who applied his spirituality in a practical way; we all have memories of how poised and calm he was under all circumstances. He strongly believed in the goals of UNICEF and chose to spend his career here, striving daily in his interaction with each of us to reach those goals.
We often looked to Sunil for inspiration.† He listened to his own inner calling and became a champion athlete. As his brother
What we see today, by looking around the room, is what a perfect bridge he still is.†† We are a diverse group of family, friends and colleagues.† He stood among us and brought us all together.† Today he unites us once more.† We believe Sunil would be pleased to see this room full of those he truly cared for, sharing our common bond: our mutual affection for a remarkable man.†
His name, Sunil, means a superlative of the colour blue; blue connotes infinity. He inspired us with his pursuit of his own blue sky of infinite transcendence, and in his own quiet, serene way, encouraged each of us to do the same. I cannot think of a finer tribute than to continue to feel this inspiration as we say farewell to our dear brother-friend, Sunil. Alas, in the outer world he is no more. But in the inner world, he is more, ever more in our hearts with his soulís blue vastness-sky.
On behalf of the Meditation Group at the United Nations,
† Adhiratha Keefe