Choreography of Light and Sound Celebrated the victory
of Dharma on this auspicious Diwali Day.
Bhagawan was welcomed to the Sri Sathya Sai Hill View
Stadium by students holding candles in their hand and
broad smile on their face. A procession of Vedam and
Traditional Instrumentalists lead Bhagawan's car onto
the stage. A group of students performed a Bhangra Dance
to spice up the festivities.
Bhagawan went up the open elevator onto the stage with
the Bhajan group welcoming Him with paeans of praise.
After lighting the lamp, Bhagawan was seated on the
stage and a couple more Bhajans were lilted,. Two
students with beaming countenances came forward holding
a switch board for Bhagawan to press.
At the touch of His finger, the stadium saw an
unprecedented choreography of light and sound. To the
cheers of the little children and the awe of the elders,
the senior students of the institute set in forth a new
dance, one that could rival the big bang itself.
Starting with the bursts of serial crackers, followed by
the glow of the flower pots and the soar of the rockets
which in turn burst into many showers on the sky, the
process was reinitiated with a quantum leap of joy.
Amidst all this how can the students sit still? A dance
group came forward and broke into a jig to a song on
Lord Rama's glory reminding us what this celebration is
for - The Victory of Dharma over Ahamkara.
Alumni Meet, 07 Nov 2010
The alumni of the Sri Sathya Sai Balvikas gathered at
the Lotus feet of Bhagawan to renew their bond with
Mother Sai on 7th November, a red letter day in the
annals of the Balvikas movement.
As the fragrance of nostalgia filled the air, it was a
trip down memory lane for all. And what a touching scene
indeed it was to witness their hearts’ outpouring! The
programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the
Divine hands, followed by a melodious prayer song
seeking strength and devotion to ever be at His lotus
feet and abide by his teachings.
Two alumni, Dr. Unnikrishnan from Kerala and Smt. Gunjan
Sahni from UP spoke about the impact of the Balvikas
programme in their lives. Dr. Unnikrishnan revealed that
he understood what it was to be a doctor when he got the
opportunity he got to do seva at the Sathya Sai Clinic.
He further added that the Balvikas programme sowed the
seeds of love and compassion in his heart which helped
him to empathise with the needs of the patients,
facilitating the humanising of ‘Medicare’. Sister Gunjan
Sahni elucidated on how at every step of her life, the
values imbibed in her balvikas days aided in
strengthening the will and sharpening the power of
discrimination , thus enabling her to maintain a fine
balance . Justice V. Ramasubramanian, a judge of the
Chennai Hight Courst. a product of the first batch of
Balvikas paid obeisance to Bhagawan.
Next it was the turn of nine gems - balvikas students
who had excelled in their lives - to be presented before
Bhagawan, reiterating the fact that Balvikas results in
blossoming of one’s personality bringing about holistic
development. On this occasion, Bhagawan also blessed the
compilation of articles by balvikas students entitled “
Living Life with Sai, Sai hi hai Jeevan”.
The crescendo of the programme was the performance of
the balvikas students of the new generation. “Little
Champs” brought the curtain down with their musical
which touched the chord of every heart. They serenaded
Mother Sai with the rendering of “Twameva Mata cha pita
twameva” in Sanskrit, Telugu and hindi and two soulful
offerings of “Suraj ki kirne” and “Sai Maa”. The
accompanying instrumentalists on the violin, mridangam,
ghatam and ganjeera engaged in a delightful jugalbandi
that had a professional fragrance. The programme
concluded with Arati, but not before enthusing all of
ushering in the Sai era through the medium of BalVikas –
the first step in the Educare mission of Bhagawan Baba.