A group of 19 youth, both men and women came together from 11 European countries came together presenting a bouquet of musical offering entitled 'Sai Vision' this evening here in Prasanthi Nilayam.
The group, LASA, an acronym for Love All Serve All, belong to 11 different European countries comprising Germany, Austria,Greece,Hungary,Poland,Bosnia,Croatia,Slovakia,Czech Republic,Serbia and Herzegovina from Region 6 & 7 of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations - Overseas.
Led by Joerg Schuppler, conductor of the show who was the lead voice, as well the force behind the keyboard as well Bagpipies, had Jadranko Panjeta on drums, Ada Henisz on violin, Christina Leithmer on clarinet, Reinhart Ebmer guitar and Marta Panjeta on guitar supporting the show.
Apart from the central underlying theme of Universal Peace and Harmony as the main motto, there were songs on themes, Power Of Nature, Belief and Faith, Darshan, Love etc. There was also a final catchy number entitled Sai Avatar, a compilation from Bosnia & Herzegovina that speaks the open story of the bliss of their journey unto Bhagawan's Abode for His Divine Darshan. "May be some day We'll come back for more...Came here poor Rich we go..." echoed them ending the 55 minute programme at a high note.
Leading from the front, as the lead vocal, Conductor Joerg Schuppler from Austria encouraged the audience to join in chorus singing Hindi lines Hum Sab Ek Hein...Hum Sab Ek Hein...
The songs for the evening were: Just Believe In It, Come Together, Let Me Do It, Hold On To The Lord, Sai Baba Sai Maa, Power Of Nature, Sitting On A Star, The Sea, Easy Going, Have The Faith and Sai Avatar. Countries participated were: Austria, Germany, Croatia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovakia, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The final song entitled Sai Avatar, compiled quite innovatively brought special smile in the faces of the capacity audience..The song enumerated below was racy,humorous and informal..
"We took the Air France to Bangalore
Landin' on the New International
Just a few hours drivin' in the car
And we were in the presence of the Avatar
There was no place in the rooms to stay
So, we had to find another way
We're happy in Shed - It's a hotel 1-star
'Cause we're lliving in the presence of the Avatar
Sai Avatar, Sai Avatar Kali Yuga Sathya Sai Avatar
Mosquito bites and ants in pants
Thank You Swami we have no complaints
Every morning we were last in line
But first to receive Your Love Divine
Sai Avatar, Sai Avatar
Things are packed It's time to go home
Maybe some day We 'll come back for more
Came here poor Rich we go
Thank You Swami...for the role in Your show!
Sai Avatar Sai Avatar
Om Sai Ram, Om Sai Ram
Jai Bolo Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Ram".