After the traditional Rathotsavam in the morning, the packed Sai Kulwant Hall had to endure a long wait in the evening. It was penance for the capacity crowd that waited for four long hours. The long wait finally found fulfillment when Bhagawan came out at 6:40 for a complete round, feasting the eyes, filling and fulfilling thousands of hearts, minds and souls with bliss unlimited.
Sai Kulwant that was decorated for the weeklong festive occasion bore a regal look with colourful festoons, flowers hanging everywhere. At the twilight, when The Lord made His ‘strides’ into the hall, blessing the thousands awaiting His glance, it a was a sight to behold, as if glittering diamond that went missing got just added unto the jewel, bringing a fillip to the already existing Divine Ambience.
Bhagawan came out from His Abode at 5:30 pm heading towards the Poornachandra Auditorium for a scheduled final rehearsal session of Convocation Drama 2009. Silent witness He is, Bhagawan sat through the entire session lasting over forty-five minutes, finally giving nod of approval. He had words of appreciation and advice for some of the main characters. Mr. Narasimhamurty, Warden, Brindavan campus, writer-director for the drama, was seen explaining to Bhagawan sequences in detail.
Earlier, before heading for the rehearsal session, “Life on Wheels”, a sophisticated modern ambulance with multifarious features, with a commitment to survival of life under adverse conditions, was blessed and inaugurated by Bhagawan outside His residence. The ambulance was an offering by iCare, Ion Bio Med-iCare Pvt. Ltd., Delhi owned by Anil Kulwant Rai and Group, to Sri Sathya Sai Medical Trust.
Ion Bio Med-iCare Pvt. Ltd. (formerly - Usha Drager Pvt. Ltd.) is a manufacturer and supplier of medical equipment, ambulances, and gas pipe-lines. It was founded in 1988, as a joint venture company of Usha Services & Consultants Pvt. Ltd. from India, and Draegerwerk AG from Germany (a leading name in quality healthcare solutions in the world).
After a long stint of Vedam chanting that continued upto 10:15, bhajans continued for fifteen minutes. Safari Suits were distributed to students en mass, of the University and schools, while Bhagawan was present on the dais. As the procession entered the Sai Kulwant Hall on its way to the bhajan hall Bhagawan called for Arathi marking the end of the morning session.
The ambulance that was blessed to press into service with a commitment to survival of life has the following salient features… Seamless, Hygienic and Easy to clean F.R.P. internal Paneling in Patients cabin, Air Conditioning unit Roof Mounted with imported cooling coil, Aesthetically matching homogenous Antibacterial vinyl flooring, Fixed type/Revolving Doctor's Chair, 3-4 Person fixed Attendant seat with storage facility with Belts, FRP mould modular washbasin with foot operated water source, 02 Gas delivering control panel with parking facility & Din standard 02 Gas outlets, Double stage Regulators and also facility of replacing cylinders from outside or Driver's cabin, Overhead side Compartments with sliding glasses, Medicine cabinet with partitions & Drawer's, Integrated mounts for Critical care Equipment's like Ventilator, Defibrillator, Monitor, Syringe pump, Sliding glass window between the driver's partition with curtains’ Integrated AC & DC supply inside the vehicle provided by additional Batteries, integrated with 240V AC Invertor, High Intensity Blinkers, 4 Beacon light bar with Variable Sirens, Public address System, Full Length Aluminum Foot Step at Rear, Additional 135 Amps Alternator for running Air Condition.
Mr. Kulwant Rai, Mrs. Bimla Rai, their daughter-in-law, Malvika Rai and grand daughter were present during the occasion, seeking Divine Blessings. Bhagawan, after having a detailed look at the Ambulance, interacted with the foursome before heading towards the Poornachandra.
The evening session came to an end after a long spell of bhajans that ended at 7:10 when Arathi was offered to Bhagawan.