On the first morning of Bhagawan in Delhi after 11 years, the Sri Sathya Sai International Centre was bristling with devotees in large numbers. Along with these thousands there were men and women of accomplishments from the world of business and society, vying to steal a glance and blessings from Bhagawan. This included the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharti Telecom that runs India’s largest cellular company, Airtel, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Hero Honda Group Chairman, Brij MohanLal Munjal, Minister of State for Railways, Mr.Muniappa and Justice Karpaga Vinayagam, currently Chairman, Appellate Tribunal For Electricity and Times of India Chief, Mrs. Indu Jain.
Rudram Chanting began at 8:33 followed by bhajans at 9 that continued till 10:55. Bhagawan came out at 10:45 to preside over the bhajans for the next ten minutes, sitting onstage. Upon accepting Arathi Bhagawan moved towards the Primary School block.
There was a cultural programme by slum children emphasising the greater importance of Unity of Religions. Upon the end of the programme, Bhagawan moved around the complex, sanctifying and blessing various facilities including the computer lab etc. Many Sevadals and devotees got the opportunity having closer darshan and many with Paadanamaskaars.
In the evening, Bhagawan granted Divine Darshan at the Sri Sathya Sai International Centre at around 5 past 5. As Bhajans continued, Bhagawan sat onstage for 10-15 minutes before Arathi was offered. Upon accepting Arathi, at 5:30, Bhagawan moved to the public Darshan venue at DC-10 DDA Grounds (Near Dwarka Sector-10 Metro Station) Dwarka. Devotees from various North Indian states were also present apart from thousands of Delhites. Many have come from UP, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
After Rudram chanting followed by Bhajans, Bal Vikas children from the state had a Drama presentation before a capacity audience and more importantly for Bhagawan. At 7:30 Bhagawan left the venue for Sri Sathya Sai International Centre, not before blessing the tiny tots with a photo session.