Gratitude Offering By The Passing Out Batches Of Higher Secondary Students…

Come the second half of February, it is gratitude season in Prasanthi Nilayam. For the folks of students who are being nurtured at His Lotus Feet, gratitude becomes a life-essential here in Prasanthi Nilayam.  …And when life becomes an expression of gratitude, it is bound to flourish beyond any borders of limitations. For that Love that is often ‘quantified’ as that of ‘a thousand mother’, but is far beyond this expressional phrase, ever running into infinity, neither one life nor many lives are enough, leave alone an-hour long session in His OmniPresence. Yet, the ‘appointed’ hour turned out to be filling and fulfilling this evening, sending fresh fragrance of love and gratitude from hearts many, His ‘little’ properties.

Following the Prasanthi tradition set by Bhagawan ‘HimSelf’, as the gratitude season for the Sathya Sai Educational Institutions commenced this evening, students of 10th and 12th divisions of Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School, Prasanthi Nilayam, offered a session of fragrant love and gratitude at Bhagawan’s Lotus Feet here, in Prasanthi Nilayam.

The untitled presentation for 90 mts. ran through a series of inspiring narrations in many a tongue, all in the language of the hearts, soulful renditions of devotionals and poems, a dance piece, Principal’s address followed by award for ‘excellence’ presentation, etc.

Narrations included some of the ‘missing heart-beat’ stories of His Touch Of Grace in multi-faceted way that is His own trade-mark. Pledging their commitment to the ‘Love That Eternally Conquers’, the session flowed on describing and defining The Love that is beyond any definitions.

Swami is not just a passive observer, but His Hands are there everywhere, touching every single thing…echoed the grateful hearts summing up the infinite touch of the Supreme Love. The Love that gushes forth was so overpowering that many of the students could not help, but recollect their touching-tales expressing the magic of gratitude. One of the boys, who was healed of his tumour reflected his father’s response to his friend, who had confronted him with a ‘million-dollar-question’ as to how long it took for Bhagawan to heal the tumour of his boy. The father’s reply was, ‘it took three years for Swami to test his (boy’s) faith and three seconds to heal him.”

Addressing the occasion, Principal at SSSHSS, Sri Y. Sivarama Krishnaiah spoke of the four decade success story of the school, profusely ‘thanking’ Bhagawan for His unceasing grace and guidance all through, right from the inception. He also thanked his  fellow staff members for their all-round commitment and excellence, while praising the students for their ‘flying colour’ exhibition in academics.

Awards for excellence in CBSE exams, for both 10th and 12th divisions, were presented next to the winners, by Sri RJ Ratnakar Garu, Member Trustee, Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust. Winners of first three positions were felicitated during the occasion. The School that is into its 40th year has grown in leaps and bounds, achieving great distinction in the academic front. For the past over four years, the School has been rated as the one of the top ten schools from a selected a list of top  500 CBSE schools in India, as assessed by a private agency.  The winners were Master BN Sai Rajesh with 95.8 percentage, Master D Suprabhata Reddy with 98.2 percentage for 12th and 10th respectively, Master Anmol Ranjan and Master Vittal Vaibhav Naik with 96.6 percentage for Rank 2 @ 10th grade, Master Gautam Naik and Master K. Vinay Sai with 96.2 percentage for being Rank 3 @ 10.

At every interval during the 90 mts session, boys came up to the dais, offering their ‘creative love’ at His Lotus Feet, seeking Him in abundance.

It was sheerly inspirational, not alone for the participating hearts, but for the collective hearts many, serving ‘Sailent’ reminders of life’s most important thing, Gratitude, making lives expressions of love n’ gratitude.

Bhajans continued and the session concluded with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.

II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II