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Biding Adieu to the Summer Months…Welcome June

From The Prasanthi Reporter

Posted at 19:30 Hrs. May 31, 2009, Prasanthi Nilayam:

With the last week of summer month passing by, heralding the advent of another “New Year” in Prasanthi, June brings a fresh and colourful Prasanthi Calendar with greater hopes and enthusiasm. The commencement of the new academic year is apparently the “New Year” of Prasanthi, when students, fresh from the vacation join back the hallowed portals bringing colour and lustre to the spiritually charged up Prasanthi ambience. 

The week that is passing by has been a quite normal one with Bhagawan granting regular evening darshans. Setting an upbeat mood for the ensuing academic year, teaching and non-teaching staff from the Brindavan campus was blessed with Paadanamaskaar just a day before their departure to the campus in Whitefield, Bangalore, on the 27th evening.   Similar story repeated when the whole group of teaching and non-teaching staff from the Prasanthi Nilayam Campus sought Divine Blessings on the evening of 29th May.

Addressing the group, especially to the newly designate warden of the Prasanthi Nilayam Campus, Dr. Pallav Kumar Barua, Bhagawan said: The children must be properly cared for and disciplined. What is most important is Daiva Preeti (love for God), Paapa Bheethi (fear of sin) and Sangha Neethi (morality in society). These values have to be cultivated in every individual. Discipline is a must and must be strictly enforced; discipline brings fear of sin. However, the first and foremost is Daiva Preeti. If one inculcates Love for God, the other two will automatically follow.

After their brilliant performance in the CBSE 12th standard examinations bringing laurels to the Institution, this week witnessed another brilliant performance by the students of the 10th standard in the recently announced CBSE 10th standard examination results. Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School scored cent per cent success with 86 percentage achieving distinction, and 99 percentage passing in first division. Sai Aditya Nagaratnam who scored 97.6 per cent stood first in the school, followed by the trio, Rohit Kumar Chawla, Debadrita Saha and Preksha with 97 per cent coming second, and R. Ashwin with 96.2 per cent coming third.

The last (set of results), but not the least, the results for the first standard entrance examination was announced this week. 90 tiny tots, 60 boys and 30 girls got selected, who would be privileged and blessed to start their education at the Sri Sathya Sai Primary School, Prasanthi Nilayam.

Dr. (Mrs.) J. Geeta Reddy, an ardent long time devotee of Bhagawan paid a thanksgiving trip to Prasanthi during the week, after getting elected to the Andhra Pradesh assembly in the recent elections. Dr. (Mrs.) Geeta Reddy has assumed the office of Minister for Information, Public Relations and Tourism in the newly formed government. She was blessed with an audience by Bhagawan.

31st May, the last day of the summer month of the Prasanthi Calendar had an added lustre with most of the students returning from vacation. A new Academic Year, a new Prasanthi Calendar and with the Master gracefully moving among, students and staff and the whole lot of devotees are looking forward to the “New Year” with greater hope and added enthusiasm. …And blessing the vast conclave of devotees assembled in the Sai Kulwant Hall, Bhagawan sat through for almost an hour on the penultimate evening, giving a fillip for the ensuing season.

Welcome June 2009 and with an early monsoon and a wonderful “New Year”.