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Press Release by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust

July 3, 2012

Gurupurnima Celebrations on 3rd July at Prashanti Nilayam  :

The Gurupurnima celebrations got off  to a flying start this morning in a bedecked Sai Kulwant Hall filled to capacity.The programme commenced with Vedam and Pancha Vadyam at 0800 hrs followed by "GuruVandana",singing the glory of the Guru,by the students of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning.

Sri Kota Siva Kumar,an alumnus of Bhagavan's University speaking from personal experience and with help of many anecdotes explained how Bhagawan awakens,warns,encourages progress and immerses with his grace.The second speaker was Dr.Narendranath Reddy,the chairman of  Prashanti council and Director of the Sri Sathya Sai  World Foundation recounted various activities under taken by the Sri Sathya Sai Organisations,Worldwide with a special focus on Medical Care.He made a special mention of the continuing efforts put up by the volunteer in earthquake affected regions of Haiti and Japan.

Sri Nimish Pandya,the National Vice President of Sri Sathya Sai Organisations,India,in-charge of the education wing concluded his talk saying that the Sai Organisation believes in the power of the youth and is confident that a new generation of office bearers will take the Organisation even more forward by the Loving grace of Bhagawan.

The talks were followed by an Introductory speech by Sri Sai Giridhar,Research Scholar at SSSIHL and an audio clipping of Bhagawan's Gurupurnima Discourse,where he explains who a Guru is,exhorting the audience to not salute him as he is not different from them and if we must salute,salute ourselves for the same Divinity is manifested in everyone.

Media Coordinator
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
Prasanthi Nilayam

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