Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba arrived for the first anniversary celebrations of the newly constructed and operational Hospital in Palwal, which is not merely a concrete structure of care and treatment, rather a temple of healing, love and service that shines forth as a testament of the will and word of the Lord.
The morning celebrations began with a short talk by Dr Ruchika Sharma, a consultant Anaesthesiologist at the Hospital, who spoke of the phenomenal magnitude of work that is being undertaken with the sole intention of bringing relief to otherwise despaired families. She profusely thanked the entire team and the Institution for providing her with the opportunity of being associated with the Hospital and the mission of free healthcare.
The next speaker was Dr Munesh Tomar, the Director of Paediatric Cardiology at the Hospital. She stressed that a genuine doctor could easily find enough work in any corner of the world and through his or her dedication and commitment, can easily leave a mark in the field chosen, However, the undercurrent of peace and bliss that she experiences in Swami’s Hospital has been something that she hasn’t come across in fifteen years of professional career in corporate Hospitals. Dr Tomar gave a brief overview of her department and also the work that has been undertaken since the day it was inaugurated.
Tabasuim, a young girl of seventeen, who was one of many children being discharged that morning, addressed the gathering and shared her joy and gratitude at being given a new life, enabling her to play, run, study and live happily. She thanked all the doctors, nurses and Bhagawan for giving her a second life, which she promised she would lead in a manner befitting a human. It was indeed an emotional moment for all gathered.
This heartfelt and emotional talk was followed by a short video on the purpose behind the establishment of Sanjeevani Centre, describing the scope of work undertaken and the scheduled course of action for the future.
The next speaker was Ms Kavita Narayan, Technical Advisor, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Ms Kavita began her talk by narrating a miracle that took place at the time of her birth, which reaffirmed her faith that her life was to be dedicated to Swami’s mission. Her talk focussed on the need for and development of a comprehensive health policy in the nation and the role of manpower in the establishment and functioning of Hospitals.
Sri Ashok Gajapati, Union Minister for Civil Aviation in the Government of India, was the next speaker. A visibly emotional Minister expressed his deep sense of gratitude at having been given an opportunity to participate in the anniversary celebrations and partake of the blessings and grace of the Lord. He stressed that it is through divine will alone that one can accomplish what has been accomplished over the past year. He urged the devotees and guests in the audience to further strengthen their innate godliness, which expresses itself as goodness and humaneness.
The morning session concluded after Mangala Arati was offered to Bhagawan.