Aum Sri Sai Ram
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
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
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…”
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