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Press Release by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust

January 05, 2019

Balvikas Meet Day-1 at Prasanthi Nilayam

 

Morning Session

Sri Sathya Sai Balvikas, the Sri Sathya Sai initiative for blossoming children, is at 50 this year. Commemorating the occasion, the 9th All India Sri Sathya Sai Balvikas Meet and 6th Annual Convention of Group III students and alumni of SSSBV is being held in the immediate Divine OmniPresence in Prasanthi Nilayam. The two-day programme on 5th and 6th of January is scheduled to have elaborate sessions decorated with speeches, cultural programmes and convocation ceremony.

The morning commenced with a rhythmic invocation, by the Brass Band of Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar, Visakhapatnam. A video presentation on the legend of Balvikas next was followed by a musical offering by the Balvikas, Telangana on the theme "Connecting Lights The Sai Way".

Dr. (Ms). Dalima Kalita, an alumnus of SSSBV from Guwahati, Assam then delivered the welcome address, recounting the telling influence the Balvikas had in her moulding years. The person I am today is a person evolved, through the teachings and preachings of Balvikas, declared Dalima, explaining how the Balvikas helps her even now, both in her personal and professional lives, leading a life of  values, following Bhagawan's ideals.

Sai Sanskar Gitamala, a sequel to the first volume last year was released on the occasion, done by Chattisgarh wing of Balvikas. Scores of winners of Sri Sathya Sai Achievement Award were conferred  next with the trophies for excellence in multiple area of activities.

The ensuing session witnessed some of the state units taking honours, presenting thematic offerings, namely, a Garbah dance by Gujarat Balvikas and a musical rendition by the Karnataka wing of SSSBV.

Bhajans by the Balvikas children next ended with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan. 


Evening Session 

 As the 3rd session of the ongoing 9th National Balvikas Convention got into action this evening, twelve different states came forwards sharing honours with their presence' in the form of varied offerings in His immediate Divine OmniPresence in Prasanthi Nilayam. Commenced with a Swarna Jayanti Song by the twin states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the session flowed on with the presentation of the revamped National Balvikas website, release of a Coffee Table Book entitled "Golden Memories Of Sri Sathya Sai Balvikas", speeches by two of the alumni, Achievement Award presentation, Felicitation of the parents of Veer Vijayanand Naik, a BV alumnus of Karnataka, who was martyred on the 9th July 2018 during a BSF operation in one of the naxal strongholds of the state, a Himachali traditional dance offering, 'Nati' to end with a Bhajan Medley jointly presented by West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Addressing first, BV alumnus from Mumbai Sri Artreya Raghavan spoke on the unveiling facets of personality that was unknown to him during his journey through Balvikas. Balvikas is a foundation for life joining in the love of God, reflected the young speaker. Speaking next, Ms Saiesha Sinha from Uttar Pradesh spelt out the essential difference between a Balvikas student and the rest of the lot that being the mentality or attitude. At 13 he or she, with Balvikas training, comes out to face the world confidently, summed the soft-spoken girl from UP.    

Bhajans by the Balvikas continued and the session concluded with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.

 

 

 

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