Convocation Drama – Guru Mahima

Ahead of the 30th Annual Convocation of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam scheduled for tomorrow, students from SSSIHL presented a drama entitled “Guru Mahima” this evening in Prasanthi Nilayam.

The presentation depicted the lofty relationship between Guru and disciple and how a true Guru stands by disciples who are dedicated and devoted. Revolved around three youngsters staying in an ashram, guided by the Guru, the presentation, with the help of flashback scenes from the epics and stories of great souls, underlines the essential truth that faith wins oddities. At a crucial juncture when the disciples were at their wits end, Guru who had already disappeared returns saying “Where did I go. I am in them who seek me from the depths of their hearts. He is ever present in the hearts of devotees. His joy is theirs and their sorrow is His.”

With music and drama, the students brought home the significance of the spiritual relationship that exists between a Master and his disciples. They portrayed the loving bond that persists between them even in the absence of the Master’s physical presence, and his influence that always works through them.

Towards the end the students lit lamps and presented a beautiful panorama, a befitting finale, saluting the Supreme Divine Spirit, Who is the Source and Sustenance of entire cosmos.

Earlier, the programme for the evening commenced with a felicitation ceremony of some of the distinguished faculties of the Institute. Sai Krishna award, instituted honouring excellence in research was given away to three senior faculties, Prof. K. Venkataramanaiah, senior professor in the Department of Physics. Dr. N. Sivakumar, Assistant Professor in the Department of Commerce and Dr. N. Venkatesh Rao, Assistant Professor in Sanskrit. They receibved the honours from Sri Indulal Shah, doyen of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations and a long time devotee.

At the end participants of the drama were presented with safari clothes. Bhajans continued for sometime before Mangala Arathi offering at 1900 hrs.

Thirtieth Convocation of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning would be held tomorrow, 22nd November, in the Sai Kulwant Hall. The proceedings would begin at 10:30 hrs. Prof. P. Balram, Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore would be the Chief Guest for the function.