Swami arrived at Kondapaka (Siddipet district) at 12:45 p.m. on 31 August 2018 and was escorted from the highway to the Sri Sathya Sai Prashanthiniketanam College (SSSPN) entrance by an escort of the Pre University girls riding on bikes. The girls had learnt to ride bikes in just two weeks as they were eager to welcome swami in a grand way. Thereafter, from the college main gate Swami was welcomed by the slow march contingent and Vedam group.
Swami went straight to the guest house which was constructed newly. Bhagawan consecrated the Ganesha idol, unveiled the plaque and then visited each of the rooms which were tastefully decorated. The entire guest house had been given a rustic vibe with cane furniture to blend with the natural rocks. The guest house comprises of four rooms, a lobby and a dining hall. In Swami’s words, it is not a guest house but a “rest house” for everyone who is contributing to the college. The completion of the guest house in such a short time was a miracle by itself. Swami then went on to inspect the kitchen and spent a lot of time with the kitchen staff enquiring about the food schedule, and whether all the required equipment was in place. This was followed by lunch for all the guests.
After a brief rest in the afternoon, Bhagawan arrived for the evening session at 5 p.m. He first unveiled the Saraswati statue at the lobby of the College and mentioned that mother Sharada was present there to take care of the girls. He then went to the hall where the evening programme was arranged for all the devotees and children, which commenced with Vedam chanting. One of the students, Nanditha, welcomed the gathering. She is an orphan who had never heard about Swami and narrated her story of how she came to join this College. This was followed by three talks by students in different languages about their experiences. Preethi narrated how she had attended the youth conference last year and was mesmerised by Swami’s teachings, and His mission. Triveni who was a student of Sathya Sai Vidya Mandir narrated about how she was perplexed on how to continue her future education, when within a month Swami came to her school and announced that He would start a college! She also narrated how she participated in the dance drama at Muddenahalli as “Hanuman” and had gone into the character and was blessed by Swami. Swami later mentioned that He was looking after her from when she was very young and had a master plan for her. Manognya then spoke in Sanskrit which she had learnt in the last three months, and was applauded by all. All the girls prayed to Swami to make them instruments in His divine mission.
Swami then launched the college website and released the August edition of the Each One Educate One (E1E1) newsletter. Under the E1E1 programme all the 80 girls of the college have been covered and this month’s edition was covered the experiences of the students. This was followed by graceful and colourful dance ballet presented by the girls depicting the Dashavatharam. Swami blessed the girls and asked them to present a dance ballet on the evening of the Annual Sports and Cultural Meet. A musical concert by Smt Shesulatha, an accomplished musician and music teacher to the girls, offered a few songs at Bhagawan’s Lotus Feet.
Sri B N Narasimha Murthy addressed the gathering next. He explained the various programmes under Swami’s mission and how they were progressing at a galloping speed. He congratulated all involved in the establishment of the Campus. This was followed by a talk by Dr K P Sai Leela, Chairperson of all the Girls Campuses in Swami’s mission.
Then the moment for which everyone were waiting arrived, and Swami blessed all with His divine message. He mentioned that the mission is moving ahead because of dedicated instruments in each location. Bhagawan congratulated all the elders involved and introduced Sri Kondal Rao and Sri Prasad. He blessed the girls and said they have kept the college and hostel very clean and spoke with a lot of confidence.
After Mangala Aarti, Swami had dinner with all the girls and guests, and personally distributed sweets to all while talking to almost each student. Swami then retired for the night.
The next day, 01 September, post breakfast, Swami blessed the students, staff and members with an informal session and blessed all with group photographs. Swami like a loving mother enquired about the girls on the daily routine, on who is more talkative etc. He patiently explained to them about the various colleges and hospitals under His mission and how people from distant countries were contributing to the same. He asked the children to go to the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital at Naya Raipur and see the miracle there! The girls then sang a couple of songs, and Mangala Arati was offered to their beloved Lord Sai! After being immersed in the divine grace, the girls bid Swami farewell with bike escorts yet again, as He departed to Muddenahalli along with His entourage.