As promised by Bhagawan in the month of September 2018, that He would visit the campus in the month of October 2018, charming and blooming faces were ready to welcome the Lord, yet again in their midst! The serene beauty of the nature and Vedic hymns seemed to be just perfect, as Bhagawan arrived at the Campus around 10.45 a.m along with His guests. First, He went to the Band room and blessed the new instruments and then proceeded to the Computer Lab. Swami then walked to the Multimedia room where a Power Point Presentation was shown on the activities and facilities of the Campus. Swami then went around the Campus showing all the classrooms and Labs to the guests. Before proceeding to the Prayer Hall for the programme, ‘Sai Symphony’, the girls brass band offered three pieces namely, ‘Stand by Me’, ‘Hungarian Dance No 5’ and ‘Love is My Form’ to Bhagawan. Swami was extremely happy that girls had learnt these new pieces.
The programme began with the Vedic invocation by the students. Swami asked the teachers to chant Vedam, and they chanted ‘Medha Suktam’. He then commanded the teachers to chant during Navaratri celebrations. This was followed by the welcome speech by Dr Pragya, Director of Sri Sathya Sai Centre for Human Excellence (girls). As Bhagawan asked her to introduce herself to all the guests, she said that she was born and brought up in North India and finished her doctorate in ‘Modern Indian History’, passed the UGC NET Examinations and joined as a lecturer in two different colleges. After she got married and joined as a teacher in a private school for a year, she moved to South Korea along with her family and later shifted to Singapore where she lived for close to ten years. She thanked Bhagawan profusely for giving her the opportunity to serve.
Thereafter, two student speakers – Jayashree and Sai Prasanna from the Centre for Human Excellence and Pre-University College addressed the gathering. Sai Prasanna from First Year Pre-University spoke about Swami‘s continuing guiding presence in her life. Jayashree, the second speaker spoke about how her family’s hardships were taken away by Bhagawan, as Swami benevolently had blessed her mother and father with suitable roles in the Campus, and also admitted her brother to study. She said that her family were staying at His home ‘Prema Ashraya’ in Sathya Sai Grama, as they all consider Him as the Head of their Family.
Bhagawan in His Discourse said, “My children should be known for service. Service is the hallmark of Students.” He revealed that He was going to send His students all over the world in the future, for which all being moulded for the role from now, so they would be able to go and teach many more!
Bhagawan then beckoned Mr Gary Seaton from Australia to speak, where he thanked Bhagawan immensely for giving him the opportunity to serve Him. Lunch was served, where Swami dined with all the students, guests, staff and walked around distributing ice-creams to everyone. The session came to close with Mangala Arati, and Bhagawan departed to Muddenahalli around 2.30 p.m.