All roads led to the NSCI Stadium at Worli, Mumbai on the evening of 27th April when the elite of Mumbai assembled to pay tribute to Baba," the Legend of pure Love".
Carrying forth the message of the Master of Love and Peace, the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation Maharashtra & Goa organised an evening of brilliant devotional music to offer gratitude to Baba during the 3rd anniversary of His Mahasamadhi.
Noted Santoor player and ardent devotee, Padma Vibhushan Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Famous actress and Balvikas Alumni Smt. Aishwarya Rai Bachhan & Sri Aditya Puri, Managing Director & CEO of HDFC bank were the Guests of Honor for the evening. Dignitaries from many walks of life convened at the breath taking NSCI auditorium in Worli, Mumbai to witness the magical evening.
The evening started with some masterly singing by the winners of the state level Bhajan Mahotsav. This Bhajan competition was held for all Balvikas children from various districts of Maharashtra & Goa participated. The 4 finalists sang their hearts out and left the 6000 strong audience spell bound with their melody and Bhava.
Shri Indulal Shah the doyen of the world wide Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation was felicitated by all the senior members of the Central Trust and International Sai Organisation for his untiring contribution to the organization. Several service projects were announced as initiatives in the fields of Educare, Medicare & Sociocare as a formal beginning to the 90th birthday celebrations.
The icing on the cake was the poignant observations by the former beauty queen and the noted thespian Aishwarya Rai Bachhan, when she recounted her feelings and experiences when she performed before Baba at Puttaparthy as a Bal Vikas kid.
The evening was packed with nectarine renditions by Padmashri Anup Jalota, Padmashri Pankaj Udhas, Padmashri Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramaniam, Padmashri Padmaja Phenany Joglekar, Richa Sharma, Sumeet Tappoo, Gaurav Chopra, Keshav Prasad that soaked the audience into nostalgia and immense gratitude to Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
The evening was a befitting tribute to the Legend of Pure Love! It was also a walk down the memory lane for many in the hall.
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust