Special Children Steal Hearts

It was a very special Tamil New Year in Prasanthi Nilayam. Hearing and Speech Impaired Children from Vela School, Villipurum captured all hearts in Prasanthi Nilayam with a scintillating dance performance in the Divine Presence entitled, “Dikku Leni Vaariki Devude Gathi!“. The school is adopted by Alumni of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning and the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Tamil Nadu.

The songs were played only for our benefit. These children cannot hear the song or match their steps with the beats of the song. Yet, they have been taught these dance steps by their teachers using only hand sign language, eyes and facial expressions. The dance was orchestrated live by their teachers seated in front of them using this noble communication.

This cultural presentation was followed by seven melodious songs in various languages by the famous Sundaram Bhajan Group to indicate how all distinctions melt away and amplify harmoniously in His Divine Presence. All participants were honoured with clothes. Also special gifts with Baba’s blessings was distributed to all the children from the school who had assembled in the Sai Kulwant Hall.

Earlier in the day, the Tamil Nadu Devotees and Youth conducted the morning session in Sai Kulwant Hall rendering both Vedam and Bhajans between 0800 to 0930hrs. Prasadam was distributed to the assembly both in the morning and evening.