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Felicitation Ceremony for Shri Gopal Rao
Completes a Hundred Years in the Service of the Lord
December 27-28, 2007
December 28th - Felicitation of Swami's devotees (photo-above ) Mr.Gopala Rao garu
Friday, December 28, 2007
Yesterday was the 100th birthday of Mr. Gopal Rao, former chairman of Andhra Bank and a resident of the Ashram for many decades. Bhagawan Blessed him yesterday, and today arranged for a felicitation ceremony. Swami came in the evening at around 5.20 pm, moving onstage after a brief interaction with some devotees on the verandah. Mr. Gopal Rao was also brought onstage by his son. Prof G. Venkataraman spoke for twenty-five minutes, then Mr. Gopal Rao spoke, seated on his wheelchair, for half an hour, about how he came to Bhagawan and how Swami instructed him to do seva in the canteen. Mr. Chakravarthy, Secretary of the Central Trust, garlanded Mr. Gopal Rao. Swami Blessed him and interacted with him while prasadam was distributed. Swami returned to His residence after accepting Arati at 6.35 pm.
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Source: Photo - puttaparthilive - Layout &Text - SBOI