It was another beautiful evening and the time to spend some precious moments with our beloved Lord. Swami entered the Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutham Hall from the stage-side escorted by the boy’s Vedam group. He interacted with the devotees, accepting their letters and prayers, guiding and counseling them on various matters, and blessing everybody profusely.
He blessed the Seva Dal members on both men’s and women’s sides with a special interaction and also distributed Vibhuti Prasadam.
The evening program went underway with the chanting of the Bhagya Suktam by the boys of the Vidya Kendra Campus.
The first presentation of the evening was a dance drama by the students of the first school in Dodeballi village where Annapoorna Project was first started. The drama was named ‘Annapurna—Namma Swamiya Anugraha’ expressing the gratitude towards Swami for blessings the students with the very first meal of the day on a daily basis. Ashrita Kadali, a Grade 4 student introduced the act and it went underway with a Bharatanatyam presentation and further depicting how Swami’s volunteers reached out to the schools and started serving breakfast.
From a tiny spark of sharing love, the Breakfast Seva Movement has grown tremendously and now more than 100,000 students are served daily breakfast through more than 1,500 centres in 10 States of India and 5 Countries across the globe. Swami has inspired and encouraged the volunteers throughout this project and has blessed them to take the movement further and cover more children.
Swami blessed the students and participants and also the volunteers who are spearheading this project with gifts and photographs.
The next offering of the evening was a Yakshagana dance act, presented by the students of all the sections of the Muddenhalli campus right from the primary to the graduation level. The drama was in Kannada and was titled ‘Gurudakshina’. The drama depicted two stories—one of Eklavya who showed his devotion to his master by offering his right thumb as the Gurudakshina, while the second story depicted how Pandavas captured the King Drupada to pay their Gurudakshina.
Swami blessed all the students, participants, and their trainers by walking up to the stage and encouraging them with His Divine counsel while presenting them gifts and also giving them the blessed chance of getting group photographs.
The evening program came to a close after Mangala Arati was offered to Bhagawan with everybody present in the Hall doing the Arati which was a sight for the Gods.