GURU POURNIMA EVENING PROGRAM AT PRASANTHI NILAYAM
Blowing himself through his saxophone pressing the keys in tandem Kadri Gopinath blew himself to greater glory and rare blessings in the Divine Presence of the Ultimate Teacher Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai. On the evening of auspicious Guru Purnima today famed Saxophonist and Carnatic Musician Kadri Gopalnath presented a scintillating concert playing it out for The Divine! ...and it turned out to be a rare gratitude offering to The One Who had blessed him to become world-famous over five decades ago....
Earlier, the evening session commenced at 1650 hrs. with two speeches, one each by representatives from International and Indian Wings of Sri Sathya Sai Organisations. George Bebedelis, an alumnus of Athens University, and an office bearer of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations - Greece was the first one to address. Presenting a total quality speech, with rare sparks of a practising devotee, George's speech was on the theme of "Tools For Spreading His Message".
George's speech was followed by his Indian counterpart, Narayan Sar, Vice President, SSSSO - Orissa, who divulged in detail about the various initiatives by the Indian Wing of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations.
Kadri Gopalnath's concert followed next. Gopalnath's journey into the world of music had the rare Touch Of The Divine. In the sixties as a young lad he had come to Prasanthi Nilayam seeking blessings from Bhagawan. Bhagawan blessed the young Gopal then, who sought special 'favours from The Divine' for a successful musical career, assuring him of sending right gurus in time. He then also blessed the young lad to become 'world-famous'.
Kadri Gopalnath was accompanied by Ms. A Kanyakumari on Violin, Sri B Hari Kumar on Mrudangam, Pt. Raghunath Nakod on Tabla and Sri B Rajsekhar on Mukha Sankh.
The artist and accompanists were felicitated. Bhajans continued and ended with Bhagawan singing "Hari Bhajana Bina Sukha Santhi Nahin..."
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust