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Press Release by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust

February 23, 2018

Chinese New Year Celebrations - Day II

The second and final day of the 2-day Chinese New Year celebrations featured a host of chantings and musicals, twin speeches, a scintillating ancient art of Changing Masks, a sketch on Filial Piety followed by Chinese Bhajans.

The programme commenced at 1700 hrs with Buddhist Mantra chanting by team Jakarta. Dr Ravindran, Chairman, Zone 4 of SSIO, addressing the devotees recollected how faith in Swami and Bhagawan's all-conquering love for His devotees synchronised during the 1998 Chinese New Year manifesting momentous 'Sai' moments of Supreme Love.  Dr Ravindran also touched upon the supreme significance of Filial Piety, the cornerstone of Chinese Civilisation, commenting that in modern times, owing to the growing IT revolution, the ancient Chinese custom is facing a setback.

The guest speaker for the session Sis Jeanne Boo from Malaysia spoke of her own experience with Bhagawan narrating three different incidents from her book of Sai life.

A melodious instrumental recital, on the Chinese instrument Ghuzeng Ms Paramitha Puri Santoso next was followed by scintillating, jaw-dropping professional show of ancient art of Changing Masks known as 'Bian Lian'. Er Hu combined with Ghuzeng Recital by the Malaysian couple Byran Ngooi and Jasmine Ngooi continued next before sketch on the supreme significance of Filial Piety. The evening session ended with a group song presented by the Nanyang Zhi Hui, Medan, Indonesia presenting the song 'The Kneeling Lamb' on the theme of Filial Piety.

Chinese Bhajans continued and the session ended with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.





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