Sunday, January 8th, 2012
The second day of the conference of the All India Sri Sathya Sai Bal Vikas Group III and Sri Sathya Sai Bal Vikas Alumni programme, commenced at 10:23 am at Poornachandra Hall, Prasanthi Nilayam. After the inspiring address by Sri Keki Mistry, Ms. Yunita Pandey and Ms. Shrunkala narrated to the assembled delegates how Bal Vikas helped them in their lives.
Thereafter, two melodius group theme songs, Antar Jyoti jalao man me and Sai the Lord of our heart, were presented by the delegates. Dr. Shashank Shah of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning spoke about ten-point programme for spiritual growth, and was very well received by the delegates. Alumni student Master Bhaskar played “Chitta Chora Yashoda Ke Bal…” on the flute while Kum. Madhavi narrated a Hindi poetry. Sri Nimish Pandya gave the concluding address. Arati was offered at 12:45 pm.
The evening session commenced with group songs followed by two theme talks by delegates. A Compendium of articles by Sri Sathya Sai Bal Vikas Alumni was released and offered at the Sanctum Sanctorum.
Outstanding Alumni of Sri Sathya Sai Balvikas were felicitated with achievement awards followed by the unveiling of Sri Sathya Sai Bal Vikas Logo. Sri Nimish Pandya introduced Sri Satyajit, a Balvikas Prodigy from Kerala who gave a confident oration followed by Veda Chanting and Bhajan Singing. The performance earned a thundering applause for the tiny tot which lasted for several minutes.
A recording from Bhagawan’s discourse inspiring the Balvikas children to practice incessantly the values learnt inspired the delegates. The programme concluded with an instrumental presentation by delegates from Chennai.
The participants were honoured with clothes while gifts were shared with all the delegates. Prasadam was distributed to the assembly even as the participants and price winners got the opportunity to get group photographs in front of the Sanctum Sanctorum.
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