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Select Youth from Delhi, many for the first time,
arrived for a four day spiritual retreat to Prasanthi Nilayam on 26
Jan 2012. Apart from visiting the many places of interest, the youth
also arranged Blood Donation Camps and attended the Nitya Anaadanam
(Daily food distribution to villages around Puttaparthi) Project.
Narration of experiences of Youth in Seva Projects from other states
and countries and interaction with the state president were also
held. The youth also viewed documentaries on Bhagawan’s Mission.
The programme started with the celebrated
patriotic number Vande Mataram but with a novel and original
presentation. The Bhajan “Manasa Bhaja Re”, reminded us of
Bhagawan’s first musical discourse, the Carnatic piece “Brahmam
Okate” exalted the singularity of Divinity and the Qawwali “Tere Dar
Pe Jo Bhi Aaye” filled our hearts with gratitude. The next song was
a moving piece, ‘Kaise Jeeyun Mein Yun Tere Bin”, a song yearning
for the end of separation.
The Meera Bhajan “Chakar Rakho ji” often performed by Bharat
Ratna M. S. Subbulakshmi in the Divine presence was next followed by the
patriotic number “Sare Jahan Se Acha” reminding us of the beauty and grandeur of
Mother India. The famous sufi number “Dama Dam Mast Kalandar” on the ecstatic
devotion of Allah’s favourite son was the pen-ultimate piece to be fittingly
concluded by “Deewane Deewane Sai Ke Deewane”, a song mentioning how madly in
love we are with our Lord, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
All the participants were honoured with clothes and Prasadam was distributed to the gathering. Being Thursday the day had an auspicious conclusion as the hall was filled with the sweet voice of Bhagawan singing “Govinda Hare, Gopala Hare”. Arati was offered at 1815hrs.
After the wonderful performance by the Mahila Wing the previous day, the men had a tough act to beat on the 27 Jan. They countered popularity with originality and not with little success. The Programme titled “Sai Ke Deewane” was commenced with the song, “Sadgurune Maje Aashirwad Dila”. The second song exhorted all to unite and sing his glory, “Aao Milkar Sai Ko Basale Dil Mein”. The next song was a life sketch of Bhagawan, “Suno Suno Bhai Ek Kahani”.
“Tere Daras Ko Tarase”, a song on the agony of seperation, “Maa
Prana Daivam”, the bliss of the proximity of Mother Sai and “Soham
Sai Aum”, a song describing how Sai is our very life were slow
melodies. Even as the assembly were wafting in the melodies,
“Khwabon Mein Sai Tu”, brought movement into the hall as everyone
brought their hands together to keep pace with this fast number. The
youth brought the curtains down on the programme with the famous
Qawwali, “Nit Kair Manga”.
All participants were honoured with clothes and Prasadam was distributed to the assembly.
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