As the Summer Recedes...
the programmes begin
Posted at 12:10 Hrs. June 15, 2009, Prasanthi Nilayam:
Prasanthi Nilayam is this beautiful land where we not only learn the lessons of life but also learn to celebrate life itself. The cultural programmes in Prasanthi are an integral part of this celebration and also a tool for reminding us of Bhagawan's teachings and principles.
This week witnessed the first programme of this academic year with three blessed boys of Bhagawan had yet another display of Burra Katha as a tribute to the Mother... This was a indeed salutation to the mother tongue and the mother land by itself. One could not discount the role of these art forms in keeping the culture of the land alive. But as if to stress the point, the students had chosen the sacred lives of Mother Easwaramma and Mother Karnam Subbamma as their topic of performance and moved the entire audience with a masterful description of their strength of character and compassionate nature.
Even as this week saw the mercury slowly dropping to manageable levels, Bhagawan reminded us that it is the fortitude we show during tough times that bear us fruits in the end. Rich ripe delicious Mangos where distributed on three days of the week as a gift of the harsh summer.
Weather was not the only thing which was in a state of transition this week. One could also find it in the faces of the new students who joined this year. Hardly a fortnight has passed since they moved into the hostel and you could already find them relaxed and at home. As scores of students who have passed out of the sacred precincts of this University would testify that there was no place closer to Home than Bhagawan's hostel which lived by its very special tagline, "...where each lives for the other and all live for God."