Aspiration of the youth: While there were many significant events during my tenure, a question from a little girl Anukriti of Sri Sathya Sai Jagriti Vidya Mandir School, of Darwa village from Haryana, during children’s visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan on May 22, 2006, rings in my mind ever after. Anukriti asked me “why India cannot become a developed nation before the year 2020”.
I appreciated the question and said it was indeed a thoughtful question and assured her that that her dream would be taken to the highest institution of the nation and we would work for it to achieve before 2020. This question reflects how the desire to live in developed India has entered into the minds of the youth. The same feelings are echoed by over fifteen lakh youth, whom I have met so far and who represent the dream of the 540 million youth of the nation. The aspirations of the young to live in a prosperous, safe and proud India should be the guiding factor in whatever profession we contribute
congratulations to all the teachers on Teacher's day today.
3. Sai Kitchen to start functioning from 17th February 2021 for serving mid day meals to the students
Winnow the real from the apparent. Look inside the event, for the kernel, the meaning. Dwell over on your Atmic reality; you are pure, indestructible, and unaffected by the ups and downs of life; you are indeed the true, eternal, unchanging Brahmam, the entity which is all this. A mere five-minute inquiry will convince you that you are not the body, senses, mind or intelligence, name or form, but you are the same Atma that appears as all this variety. Once you get a glimpse of this truth, hold on to it; do not allow it to slip. Make it your permanent possession. As a first step towards the acquisition of this viveka (wisdom) and vairagya (detachment), enter from now on into a discipline of Namasmarana - incessant remembrance of God through the Name of the Lord. All the hours spent in gossip, watching sports or films, and in hollow conversation can best be used for silent contemplation of the Name and Form - the splendour of the Lord!