With a program entitled “White & Orange – the immortal bond of Love” the Post Graduate students of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam Campus offered their gratitude to Bhagawan Baba for the gift of education they received at His Feet and for the privilege and joy of being hailed as His students.
Bhagawan’s educational institutions not only foster proficiency and excellence in academic spheres, but also encourage the students to gain skills in the cultural and sports arenas too. These graduates used this opportunity to showcase their oratorical and musical talents by putting up a program in Sai Kulwant Hall that combined heartfelt narratives of their transformation and testimonials of His Divine intervention in their lives with songs that captured the bond of eternal Love they share with their Divine Chancellor, Bhagawan Baba. Stories of His nurturing care and protection were delivered in a variety of Indian languages – Marathi, Kannada, Sindhi, Nepali – for this is a relationship that transcends all geographical boundaries. Members of the Institute Band Group also presented a selection of tunes, an acknowledgement to the Lord, who is extolled as Ganapriya, the patron of all Music.
In the end, one turns misty eyed as one shares the “sweet sorrow of parting” that must weigh heavily on their young hearts as they near the end of their stay in Prasanthi Nilayam, but one is also buoyed by the hope that these “soldiers of peace” will march into society bearing the message of Sanatana Dharma and spread joy and happiness wherever they go. The oath that these students took at the culmination of the program to “Be Good, See Good, and Do Good” is cause for humanity itself to be sanguine about its future!
With Bhagawan’s Golden voice, singing His special number Om Shivaya Om Shivaya …… aired into the Public Address system, the program concluded with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan. Prasadam was distributed to all the assembled devotees.