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Diwali Celebrations, 06 Nov 2010 - Balvikas Alumni Meet, 07 Nov 2010

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Fri, Nov 05, 2010: A very happy Diwali to all our readers. Diwali was celebrated with much rejoice in Prasanthi Nilayam. Bhagawan arrived for Darshan at 1830 hrs. As soon as He crossed the place where primary school children were sitting, Bhagawan indicated sarees to be brought for distribution to the girls studying in the school. Soon after that, Bhagawan distributed safari cloth pieces to all students and teachers of the school and university. When the joy of receiving gifts from their loving mother was at the crest, Bhagawan indicated the Diwali programme organised by the Gujarat Devotees to commence. The first programme was a Radhiyali folk dance by the Gujarat youth from SSSVIP (Sri Sathya Sai Village Integrated Programme) village Rajupura. This was followed by a programme by the children from Gujarat entitled, "The Child is the Father of Man". Bhagawan blessed all participants with clothes and a group photograph. Prasadam was distributed to all. Accepting Arati at 2000 hrs, Bhagawan brought the festive day to an auspicious close.



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A Choreography of Light and Sound Celebrated the victory of Dharma on this auspicious Diwali Day.  

85th Birthday Celebrations Programme
- Prasanthi Nilayam
2010  - New


A 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.
Balvikas 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.

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