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Press Release by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust

April 24, 2012

24th April-Aradhana Mahotsavam-Morning Programme:

It was a collective offering of gratitude to Baba.Picking relevant anecdotes from his story and the lives of some devotees,the students of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning narrated several incidents from the life Baba to indicate his love and compassion.

Welcoming the Chief Guest, His Excellency E.S.L Narasimhan Governor of Andhra Pradesh and other distinguished guests, devotees and students, All India President of SSSSO, Sri V Srinivasan in his address reminded the audience that Baba's Divine Mission continues.This is not an occasion to grieve, but to rededicate to His mission. His mission is ever expansive and each one of us has a role to play, reminded Sri Srinivasan.

Reiterating that all Sai institutions founded by Bhagawan are continuing to function as it were when Bhagawan was physically present, Sri Srinivasan announced the  news of Muddenahalli Campus of SSSSIHL being cleared by Govt. of India, granting the 4th campus for SSSIHL. He also mentioned about the Trust’s new initiative in expanding its coverage of  water project providing drinking water to another 118 villages in Anantapur district costing additional 80 crores. A MOU signed between Radio Sai Global Harmony and Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations in disseminating Bhagawan’s Teachings was also announced.

Prof. G. Venkataraman who spoke next, gave an introduction about his book on Baba, Miracle of Pure Love, that was subsequently released by His Excellency Governor of AP Sri Narasimhan.

This was followed by the Chief Guest’s address by Governor ESL Narasimhan. Equating Bhagawan with Sun, who shines all the time without any beginning and end, the Governor said, Bhagawan has no beginning and end, He is eternal. Sun grants happiness to everyone without any discrimination and Bhagawan is the same, granting happiness to the entire creation. Referring to Bhagawan’s physical absence, the Governor said, Bhagawan is someone Whom one should experience. He recalled his response to the news of Bhagawan’s
physical departure, same day last year. When the message reached him informing that “Light has gone out of our lives”, his instant response was that “Light has not gone out of our lives; light has come into our lives”. By His physical departure Bhagawan made His devotees even stronger, reminded the Governor.

Elucidating on the uniqueness of Bhagawan, He called Him as 3-in-1, as Baba, Swami and Bhagawan. Commenting on the expanse of the service activities being done under Bhagawan’s banner, the Governor promised the audience that the current government will do all that it can do for the people of the state. Thanking Bhagawan profusely for the opportunity to be in His presence and for His unceasing grace, Governor ended his inspirational speech with a promise to Bhagawan to deliver his best discharging his duties.

Excerpts from Bhagawan’s Divine discourse followed. Beginning with the man’s eternal quest, Who Am I? Bhagawan exhorted the audience to give up animality, and transform the humanness into Divinity. His discourse continued with Bhagawan talking on Self confidence, Love etc. Bhagawan ended His Divine discourse with the bhajan “Hari Bhajana Binaa…”

Media Coordinator
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
Prasanthi Nilayam

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