Saturday, December 31st, 2011
Nostalgic golden memories of Primary School days came forth as former students of Sri Sathya Sai Primary School assembled commemorating 30 golden years of their alma mater this evening in Prasanthi Nilayam. The school was established by Bhagawan in the year 1981.
The programme 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 different students.
Beginning with an introduction, by Ms. Anamika Aravind, on the inception of the school way back in 1980’s, the programme had a bouquet of songs interspersed two detailed accounts of reminiscences, one each from boys’ and girls’ wing.
The first speaker was Ms. Sai Geetha MN (1983-1993) who took the audience down the memory lane with wonderful tales from many students. 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 remains an incomprehensible mystery to human minds. Narrating how students would do things to earn a smile from Bhagawan, Sai Geetha shared her own secret of academic excellence of winning almost eight gold medals, to Bhagawan Who performed her ‘Aksharabhyasam’ introducing her into the world of letters.
The second speaker was Mr. Partish Dubey (1978-1995) who began with the inception and wonderful tales from the school days 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. Ending his inspiring reminiscence, Sri Partish made a special mention of teachers, paying gratitude to them, for their dedicated loving service that often helped the little ones in internalizing Bhagawan.
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 also released at His Lotus Feet 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.
The clock is ticking away the final moments of 2011 and we are almost into the waiting arms of 2012. On the New Year morning Brass Band of Prasanthi Nilayam campus will make a humble offering at Bhagawan’s Lotus Feet followed by Men Alumni programme in the evening.
WE WISH OUR READERS A HAPPY HOLY NEW YEAR…LET’S US EMBRACE 2012 AS IT IS THE YEAR FOR TRUTH TO REAPPEAR…
II SAMASTHA LOKAH SUKHINO BHAVANTU II
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