Vidya Vahini reaches new milestones…

If Vidya Vahini is Bhagawan’s solution to the present times in the field of education, marred with erosion in values, the world can breathe a sigh of relief as the expanse of Vidya Vahini is ever expanding bringing in steady progress in the field, as was previsioned by Bhagawan.

This evening, marking the occasion of the dedication of the newly developed Web Application by the Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., three schools, under the Vidya Vahini scheme staged an hour-long cultural presentation, of twenty minutes apiece, at the Sanctum Sanctorum in Prasanthi Nilayam.

The first presentation was by the students from Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar, Visakhapatanam, which is in its 27th year of inception. The presentation exposes the flaws of modern day educational system, that is more quantitative than qualitative, that puts ‘quantitative’ pressure on the students to excel than instilling passion in them. Perfection comes with passion and not with pressure, declares the presentation depicting the story of girl by name Amrita, who was under severe pressure from her father for not scoring a near perfect 10, despite here excellent performance. The presentation ended with a wise and learned teacher, attending to the hapless girl, airing greater hopes bringing in Vidya Vahini as today’s answer to devalued modern educational system.

Next to come was ‘Kolattam’, a folk-dance form from Andhra Pradesh offered by the student of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Vidyalayam, Nandigama, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. Dancing vibrantly to the tunes of a couple of popular Telugu devotionals, these students, in typical attire, with headband and anklets, enthralled the audience with their quick, quirky, rhythmic, synchronised movements graced with great team spirit.

The third and final presentation was a scintillating musical offering by a group of girl students from Sri Viswa Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Vandalur, Tamil Nadu. Presenting rich talent, singing paeans to Bhagawan, this bunch of students incited round of applause from the audience, in appreciation of their graceful musical display.

Even as bhajans continued, each group posed for group photo session. All the participating children were felicitated with special gifts and prasadam was distributed to the entire assembly.

Mangala Arathi was offered at 1825 hrs.

II Samasta Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II