Three day visit of Sh. N.Ramani National Vice President of SSSSO’s India to Jammu-14th to 16th April 2017
With the divine blessings of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and in the august presence of Sh.N.Ramani, National Vice President of SSSSO’s India, 5700 Sq.Ft Linter (RCC Roof) of the upcoming Sri Sathya Sai Service Center at Halqa Marh Jammu was laid on 14th April 2017.It was an eventful day for the Sai Prashanthi Trust J & K and for SSSSO J & K State that after performance of Bhoomi Pujan of this Center on 3rd October 2016 at a depth of about 10 feet below ground level, the structure of the Center has come up to a height of around 28 feet up to roof level within a short span of six months. This has been possible only with the divine Sankalpam and blessings of Bhagawan Baba. The Linter laying ceremony was preceded by Bhajan rending and offering of Aarti to Bhagawan Baba followed by sprinkling of Vibhuti on the RCC Material and constant chanting of “Aum Sri Sai Ram” and “Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba Ki Jai” by all those present at the site.
Address by the National Vice-President
The National Vice President in his address expressed his happiness and mentioned that it was no less than a miracle that the Center is coming up so fast and this has happened only due to the love and blessings Bhagawan Baba has for the people of J & K State. It would be one of the biggest and magnificent Sai Center in Northern India in the close proximity of International Border with Pakistan and spreading the message of Sathya, Dharma, Shanthi, Prema and Ahimsa as propounded by Bhagawan Baba.After laying of RCC Linter, Aarti was offered to Bhagawan Baba collectively by the National Vice President, State President and all the devotees present.
Visit to Sai Public School
On 15th April 2017 the National Vice President visited Sai Public School Bahu Fort Jammu as Chief Guest and witnessed a programme of Veda Mantra & Shaloka recitation undertaken by the Balvikas students of the School followed by a short and meaning skit and a dance item presented by the children in colorful dress. The children also sang some Sai Bhajans. The Chief Guest in his address to the students and their parents stressed the importance of Balvikas Programme initiated by Bhagwan Baba which plays a significant role in the moral, spiritual and overall development of the children.
Meeting with State Trust and State Organisation office Bearers
In the afternoon, an In-House Meeting of the Trust Members of Sai Prashanthi Trust J & K and other Office Bearers of SSSSO J & K State was arranged by the State President with the National Vice President. In this meeting the National Vice President spoke of his long association with his State Organisation and gave a brief account of the cherished moments of grace and blessings bestowed by Bhagwan Baba from time to time. He advised all those present to work more dedicate for the State Organisation and for the upcoming Sai Center which is going to be a source of national attraction and a pilgrimage center for all the devotees of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. He also indicated that a suitable name in due course will be coined for this center.
A composite and captivating music programme, comprising of the recitation of Sai Gayathri, Sri Sathya Sai Navratanmala, Lingashtkam followed by the devotional solo Bhajans in Hindi, Dogri & Kashmiri was presented by the Bhajan Singers of State Organisation on 16th April 2017 in honor of the National Vice President who expressed his happiness in watching the scintillating performance of local Singers. This was followed by segment of Sai Bhajans by the lead singers and offering of Aarti to Bhagwan Baba. In between, through the august hands of the National Vice President, a fair quantity of raw food items like Rice, Cooking Oil, Pulses, Spices, salt packets, Sugar, and bridal dress was provided to the mother of a poor and destitute girl as a helping hand from the State Organisation.
In the late evening the gamut of the remaining works of the upcoming Sai Center like design of the Altar, Stupa and work of Office Block and Guest Rooms was discussed by the National Vice President with the contracting Agency in presence of State President and Secretary of the Sai Prashanthi Trust. It may be worthwhile to mention here that the Prayer Hall with no supportive pillar in between has been designed to accommodate around 1000 people at a time which is a marvel in itself. The National Vice President was of the view that in the days to come Major conferences and Organisational events can be held in this center.