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Divine Visit – Gulbarga and Arrival at Bijapur Campus – February 11, 2017

As Swami descended down from His room to the Anand Nilayam hall, the students and staff were waiting to see Him off with heavy hearts.

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Divine Visit – Gulbarga, February 10, 2017

All the students of Gulbarga woke up to an exciting sunrise on February 10, as the new hostel building, ‘Ananda Sadana’, was all decked up and awaited its eager inmates.

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Divine Visit – Hyderabad – February 08, 2017

Swami’s entourage comprising of Sri B N Narasimha Murthy, Brother Madhusudan Naidu and a few staff members travelled to Hyderabad from Bangalore, on the morning flight.

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Divine Visit – Singapore – February 3, 2017

The role of Sai Youth in Bhagawan’s mission is crucial. Swami has often reminded everyone that the energy and enthusiasm of the youth coupled with the experience of the elders is what is required.

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Divine Visit – Singapore – February 2, 2017

After an early breakfast Bhagawan’s entourage proceeded to the Kuching Airport to catch their flight back to Singapore. It was indeed a tearful farewell to the Lord, as Mangala Arati was offered.

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Divine Visit – Kuala Lampur (Malaysia), January 31 and February 01, 2017

An early start of the day, ensured Bhagawan’s entourage reached the Changi Airport on time to catch their flight to Kuala Lampur. At the Kuala Lampur International Airport, the Sai youth of Malaysia welcomed everyone with a lot of love.

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Bhoomi Puja for Sri Sathya Sai Prashanthi Niketanam – Hyderabad

It was a very momentous day for the Sai diaspora as the ground-breaking ceremony for two schools, both for girls – was conducted on the auspicious ‘Basant Panchami’ Day.

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Bhoomi Puja for Sri Sathya Sai Vani Niketanam – Gadag

The Bhoomi Puja (ground-breaking ceremony) of the Sri Sathya Sai Vani Niketanam was performed at Majjur village, located in Shirahatti Taluk, Gadag district in the morning of the auspicious ‘Basant Panchami’ Day.

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Divine Visit – Kuching (Malaysia) – February 01, 2017

Another early morning flight, and the Lord’s entourage touched down at Kuching, in the state of Sarawak. Swami was welcomed to ‘Sai Love’, His residence in Kuching by Brother Anthony Bong, his wife Mrs Magdelene, Brother Julius Tan, his wife Mrs Uma Tan and many others, in a ceremonial manner with Poorna Kumbham.

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Divine Visit – Singapore – January 30, 2017

The second trip of the New Year with the Lord commenced, as His entourage which included Sri B N Narasimha Murthy, Sri K P Gopinath, Sri Venkateshwarlu, Sri Shiva Subramanya, Brother Sumeet Tappoo, Brother Pavan Kumar, Brother Karthik Patel and Sister Bhuvana, boarded the flight to Singapore on the morning of January 30.

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Annual Sports and Cultural Meet – January 19, 2017 – Day 5, Morning – The Valedictory Function

The valedictory function of Sri Sathya Sai Annual Sports and Cultural Meet was held on the morning of 19th January in Sri Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli. Bhagawan was welcomed by a procession of the Brass Band and the Chinese Lion Dancers led by the traditional Poorna Kumbham.

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Annual Sports and Cultural Meet – January 18, 2017 – Day 4, Evening

The penultimate day of the five-day long celebrations of the Annual Sports and Cultural Meet was a musical extravaganza.

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Annual Sports and Cultural Meet – January 17, 2017 – Day 3, Evening

The celebrations of the Sri Sathya Sai Annual Sports and Cultural Meet, like all Sai functions, got grander with each passing day. The evening of the third day regaled the gathering with many a spiritual lessons that can be learnt only at His feet.

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Annual Sports and Cultural Meet – January 16, 2017 – Day 2, Evening

After having spent months in the run up to the Sports Meet practicing and perfecting their offering to their Lord, the students of the Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva institutions were in a spiritual treat.

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Annual Sports and Cultural Meet, 2017

“Sport has the power to change the world,” said Nelson Mandela. “It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to the youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.”

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Makara Sankranti – January 14, 2017 – Evening Session

Makara Sankranti, the festival of harvest is celebrated in myriad ways in different parts of the country. While it is celebrated as Makara Sankranti in Andhra Pradesh and some parts of North India, it is Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Lohri in Punjab and Bihu in Assam. The festival symbolises prosperity, plenty, abundance and harmony.

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Divine Visit to Sri Lanka – January 3, 2017

The day began with much anticipation as Bhagawan was to visit Sarvodaya, a Foundation established by Dr A T Ariyaratne. He is the Founder of the Sarvodaya Shramadhana Movement, which is based on the principles of non-violence, rural development and self-sacrifice.