Chinese New Year Celebrations – Day 2

This evening on the second day of the 3-day Chinese New Year celebrations, the session commenced at 1700 hrs. with an address by Dr VK Ravindran, Chairman, Zone 4 & 5, Sri Sathya Sai International Organisations. Reiterating the theme of CNY 2015, being Love and Selfless Service, Dr Ravindran further outlined the various service initiatives by the Organisation, serving the needy.

The congregation of devotees broke into loud applause when the speaker delivered the inspiring news that the Indonesian Government has decided to incorporate human values into the mainstream school curriculum on the model of Sri Sathya Sai Educare.

A brief Ankglung Musical offering – an ancient Chinese Musical Instrument – by the students of Nanyang Zhi Hui School of Medang, Indonesia followed next. The children played two Chinese songs followed by a Prasanthi Bhajan piece, Ganesha Sharanam…

Addressing the audience, delivering a ‘straight-from-the-heart’ speech, Justice (Ms) Isabella Chung from Hong Kong spoke about her inspirational journey unto the world of Sai. Bringing in interesting tales of her entry unto the Feet Of Sai and of His constant guidance, Ms Isabella, a Christian by origin and a devotees since 2012, narrated how Bhagawan taught and trained her to transform her work into His work.

One must never distinguish between Swami’s work and one’s profession and that one’s duties must be performed as an offering of Love to Bhagawan, observed Ms Isabella, gratefully remembering Bhagawan for His ‘mysterious-miraculous-hands’ that assured her quick rise from being a lawyer to a judge – more precisely a ‘Sai Judge.’ Emphatically declaring that she would do her best to deliver her duties following Swami’s teachings to bring good name to Swami, the inspiring speaker in an emotional tone, representing her region sent out ‘Heart-Full Of Love ‘ for Swami.

The students of Nanyang Zhi Hui School, Medang, Indonesia once again came to the fore, delivering a beautiful dance offering entitled “Dances of Joy”. For the audience that is alien to the Chinese ‘Beat’ Music, it turned out to be a virtual treat, a colour pageantry supported by aesthetic dancing display to the tune of ‘Modern-Chinese-Beats’.

Bhajans continued and ended with Mangala Arathi at 1820 hrs.

II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II