It was a beautiful sunny day when Bhagawan’s much awaited helicopter was spotted approaching the Gadag Campus. As the hearts of the students, staff and devotees of the Sri Sathya Sai Vaniniketanam Campus for girls, leapt with joy, eagerly waiting to experience their beloved Lord, Bhagawan, He stepped down from the helicopter while the gleeful chants of Jaikar resounded across the grounds.
Along with His guests, Bhagawan was welcomed with a procession of Veda chanting and Janz Pathak. After a short break, He proceeded to plant trees with all the guests, to mark World Environment Day, and proceeded to perform the Bhoomi Puja for a magnificent new school building for the girls, as the newly inducted Grade six students chanted the Mantrapushpam. Swami also instructed the engineers to complete the work as early as possible, for the students’ convenience.
Thereafter, He made His way to the venue for Satsang. The girls offered many songs as an outpour of their love and devotion for Bhagawan, along with music and dance presentations. During talks by students, one of the girls shared that her parents were no more, to which Bhagawan immediately gave her the Mantra: Tvameva Maata Cha Pitaa Tvameva (You alone are my mother, You alone are my father), reassuring her that He alone was her true mother and father. When another student cried out saying that she had found her Allah in Him, Bhagawan called her near and wiped away her tears assuring that He is always there for her. The Lord expressed His immense joy, saying that He was waiting for these girls to complete their studies and join Him in His mission of educating other under privileged girl children who cannot afford education.
Bhagawan then he proceeded to the dining hall, partook lunch with all the students and guests and at around 2.30 pm, departed from the Campus promising the tearful students that He would return soon. Thus, having filled every heart with abundant love and joy, the Lord departed to Muddenahalli, and arrived at 4 p.m.