Worshipping The Lord with a bouquet studded with musical notes of varied hues and fragrances, students and staff from Sri Sathya Sai Educational Institutions offered a programme of rendering of Kritis this morning on the auspicious Aradhana Mahotsavam here at Prasanthi Nilayam . This was followed by an eloquent speech by the noted Economic thinker Sri Swaminathan Gurumurthy.
Earlier, the programme commenced at 0820 hrs., after regular Vedam chanting, with an introduction by Sri Sai Prakash on the ensuing Musical Offering. Extolling Baba as Nada Brahma, sharing some insightful incidents revealing His identity as Lord Supreme, Sri Sai Prakash then briefly narrated the nature of the twin Kritis for the morning, introducing the composer and music director.
The twin Kritis in Telugu were composed by Ms Vasantha Lakshmi, faculty member at Sri Sathya Sai Mirpuri Music College and music was scored by Sri Rajkumar Bharathi, a noted classical singer and music composer and the great grandson of the renowned renaissance poet Subramanya Bharathi.
All India President of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations introduced the guest speaker for the next session Sri Swaminathan Gurumurthy, noted economic thinker, Scholar, journalist and also the co-convener of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, an organisation for promoting awareness of the Swadeshi Movement.
Quoting Baba extensively Sri Gurumurthy’s spoke about the relevance of Baba's message in the world of today.
" How can this phenomenon" asked Sri Gurumurthy, pointing to the mammoth organizational work that has been initiated all over the globe by Baba,"be explained?" "Charity alone cannot guarantee such execution - You need something more", said Sri Gurumurthy commenting on the extraordinary initiatives by Baba for the welfare of mankind.
Projecting India as an emerging world leader in the near future, a truth that was foretold by Swami Vivekananda long ago and also prophesied by Baba , Sri Gurumurthy said it is time for the world to understand India and her role as an emerging world leader. Whether India’s politicians and political system have the capacity to make it happen, it is bound to happen, reiterated the learned speaker.
All India President of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations Sri V Srinivasan then spoke about the significance of re-dedication on the Aradhana Day and touched upon the initiatives of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust. Baba's discourse , played on the public address system, followed next.
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