EASWARAMMA DAY CELEBRATION IN PRASANTHI NILAYAM
Celebrating the third anniversary of Bhagawan’s revolutionary educational package for the world of blossoming children, Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini, students belonging to the twin Vidya Vahini schools from Patiala, Punjab, Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Niketan, Baghpur, Sai Saraswati Vidya Mandir along with Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School, Jodhpur, Rajasthan presented a cultural offering today, on the eve of Easwaramma Day, here in Prasanthi Nilayam. The programme commenced at 1720 hrs. with a brief introduction on the glory of Punjab followed by a brief spell of Veda chanting by the tiny tots.
Taking its turn first, Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Niketan, Baghpur offered a couple of Quawwalis, beginning the session, singing paeans to Sai Avatars. This was followed by a brief ‘dance-skit’ depicting on the unbounded love between Bhagawan Sri Krishna and Sudhama. Even as Sudhama sets out to meet his former classmate, at the gate, the simpleton was not well entertained by the gatekeepers… Sudhama, with a heart longing to meet his Lord, burst into singing, pleading The Lord to reveal Himself, allowing him in…
The second half of the Punjab programme, presented by Sai Saraswati Vidya Mandir comprised of an all-Punjabi special, presenting Mool Mantra – the first composition in the Sikh holy text The Guru Granth Sahib, a stirring Bhangra dance, Sufi Songs…etc…
The final session marked with a sterling Tera Tali dance by Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School children from Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Tera Tali is a ritualistic dance of Rajasthan, performed by female dancers with song accompaniment provided by male singers. With faces thinly veiled, the women squat on the floor with tiny cymbals tied to their outstretched legs… and they go on striking the cymbals rhythmically with the cymbals held in their hands.
A song in love and gratitude by Team Vidya Vahini followed, “Oh Maa…Sai Maa…’ before students burst in to bhajans. The session ended with Mangala Arathi at 1900 hrs.
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust