Saturday, December 31st, 2011
Want to listen to the wonderful tales of A Mother with a Thousand Mother’s Love…come ye all, listen to the alumni from Sri Sathya Sai Primary School…
At Your Feet Dear Lord We Pray…
Grace Us With Your Love This Day…
Sai Baba Sai Baba You Are Krishna You Are Rama
Oh Baba Oh Baba, You Are Mother You Are Father
You’re All Names And Every Form
All That Was And Will Be Born
You Are All Names And Every Form
All That Is For Ever More…
These above lines stand as testimony to what Bhagawan was for them…is for them..will be for them…the alumni of Sri Sathya Sai Primary School, who assembled in hundreds commemorating 30 years of their illustrious alma mater.
Hundreds of alumni from the Sri Sathya Sai Primary School (with higher secondary wing for girls) assembled on the New Year Eve, commemorating three decades of running of their alma mater, on 31st Dec evening in the Divine Presence in Prasanthi Nilayam. The Primary School was founded in the year 1981 and it is for the first time the alumni from the school having a get-together of this sort in the Divine Presence.
The programme for the evening commenced at 1715 hrs., with offerings and salutations at Multifaceted Sai, Who has been invariably donning different roles, as Father, Mother, Friend, Guru and God for the students.
Ms. Anamika Aravind with her pleasant task of introduction dwelled on the inception of the school, involving an Italian devotee Antonio Craxy, way back in the late seventies. Craxy who would often drive Bhagawan to Gokulam those days was given the first hint by Bhagawan about the ‘would be’ school that housed 108 handpicked students in its first batch in the year 1981. Recapping memoirs from those golden days, Ms. Aravind narrated how Bhagawan donned the role of a Thousand Mother, by often visiting the school, serving them food by Himself and attending to every minute details, thus comforting the tiny tots who missed their parents, being away from home.
The presentation for the evening was in the form of reminiscences by two of the alumni, interspersed with Songs of Love for Beloved Mother Sai.
Beginning with a chorus song, “At Your Feet Dear Lord We Pray”, these grateful students sang in a united voice, extolling Him Who preferred to walk amongst them, invoking His Grace Divine.
The first speaker was Ms. Sai Geetha MN (1983-1993) who took the audience down the memory lane with wonderful tales of many a student with Mother Sai. A physicist by profession, with proven academic brilliance, Ms. Sai Geetha began ruminating on the vastness of the galaxy that numbers in millions and billions, wondering how the Creator of this wonderful creation donned the garb of a human that would ever remain an incomprehensible mystery to human minds at all times. Narrating how students would do things to earn a smile from Bhagawan, the speaker shared her own secret of academic excellence of winning almost eight to nine gold medals, owing the same to Bhagawan Who blessed her with ‘Aksharabhyasam’, introduction into the world of letters, in His unique unorthodox style.
How the mighty Lord heard every heart beat of His students, like a thousand Mother, ever shying Himself away as if completely ignorant of what He was bestowing upon, carrying the entire burden upon Him, showering His all conquering love was the essence of many an experience narrated by Ms. Sai Geetha on this wondrous evening.
The second speaker was Mr. Partish Dubey (1978-1995) who began with the inception story of Bhagawan’s school at Ootacamund, Ooty, which was later shifted to Prasanthi Nilayam. Narrating tales galore, the speaker wondered whether they could ever repay Bhagawan for all that He has done for them.
How the Lord played His role, most uniquely, suiting to various situations, every time instilling greater values, teaching greater lessons summed up Partish’s reminiscence that ended with the collective Universal Prayer, Tumhi Ho Mata Pitha Tumhi Ho Tumhi Bandhu Sakha Tumhi Ho…attributing multifaceted role unto Him…
Songs for the evening included “At Your Feet Dear Lord We Pray…”, “O Maa…Sai Maa…”, “Why Fear When I Am Here…” Teri Hain Zameen Tere Aasmaan…”, “Sai Mata Bindalam…”, “We Have A Great Big Wonderful Lord…” etc.
A commemorative book containing voices from three decades entitled “Love everafter” was released on the occasion. The book contains collective childhood experiences of students at the Primary School, in the form of poems, articles, anecdotes and life changing interactions with Bhagawan.
Bhajans by alumni continued before Mangala Arathi offering at 1845 hrs.
II SAMASTHA LOKAH SUKHINO BHAVANTU II