November 05, 2018
Bhagawan Baba landed at the Sri Sathya Sai Sharadaniketanam campus at 5.15 p.m. along with Sri Krishan Singhal, Smt Manju Singhal and Sri B N Narasimha Murthy. Bhagawan was received by Poorna Kumbham, students chanting Veda, Mangala Vadya and students with traditional trumpets. Though it was holiday time for the students, around 150 students and staff, more than 400 devotees and parents of the children were present to receive their Lord. After offering flowers to Mother Saraswathi idol in the entrance, Bhagawan took the guests to ‘Sai Hrudayam’ prayer hall and Himself explained its architectural beauty to the guests.
Though all the guests who came with Bhagawan were tired and needed rest, looking at the devotees and students waiting in large numbers, compassionate Bhagawan decided to have a Satsang immediately. After a quick refreshment all the students, staff, guests and devotees gathered at Sai Hrudayam Prayer Hall. After Bhajans and, invocation by students from grade 7 and 8, Sri Rajashekhar G B the Chairman and Warden of the campus welcomed Bhagawan and His guests. He explained ‘How the Alumni have taken various responsibilities in this campus’. The Chairman, Warden, two of the deputy Wardens, Campus Engineer and all the executive committee members are Alumni. 100% of the running costs of the campus is met by contributions from the Alumni, apart from involving themselves in setting up the Library, Rain water harvesting system, campus green initiatives, medical camps, teaching fine arts, etc. and he referred Mandya campus as ‘An Alumni led campus’.
Sai Shivansh, a student from Grade 8 spoke about ‘how the students in the campus are putting their efforts in ‘practicing Bhagawan’s teachings in their life’. Bhagawan was very happy and blessed him with Vibhuti.
A documentary video about ‘the inception of the campus and how it is reaching the poor and the needy’ was presented.
Sri Krishan Singhal was the next speaker. In his talk, he advised the students to make best use of the very strong foundation given by Bhagawan in the form value based education.
Sri B N Narasimha Murthy spoke about the devotion and surrender of Singhal family towards Bhagawan. He gave a call to parents and devotees to join the service activities in Sai Mission.
Bhagawan in His discourse expressed His happiness about large number of students coming back from holidays to the Campus to be with God, and expressed His faith in his students. He declared two days of extra holidays from His side for the children appreciating their sacrifice of holidays. He also appreciated the sacrifice of the devotees and Alumni. Swami then made an announcement about the very big campus coming up in Mysore which would have a school, college and a branch of the University. After Arati and Prasadam distribution, Bhagawan and the guests retired for the Day.
November 06 , Tuesday
Bhagawan came down at 9 a.m. to Sai Hrudayam Prayer Hall. Students presented a bunch of songs and instrumental music to their Lord. After blessing the workers with gifts and clothes, Bhagawan proceeded to Gavi Siddeshwara temple and Dhyana Mantapam. He himself explained to the guests about passion and devotion of Sage Channabasappa to construct a temple for Lord Shiva. After blessing all, Swami departed with His guests at 10 a.m. to the Hampi campus.