Wednesday, January 31, 2001
|Sri Sathya Sai arrives at Alike|
Bhagavan paid a short visit from Brindavan to Alike in a special helicopter, nearly a gap of 22 years, on 31st January 2001. He was received with 21 gun salute on His arrival. Sri U. Gangadhara Bhat the Chairman of Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust welcomed Bhagavan. Bhagavan lit the lamps in the Ganesh Temple facing the building and inaugurated ‘Sai Vadan’, the new hostel that would accommodate the Pre-University Course boys. He then lit a lamp and unveiled the plaque in the office building. Bhagavan laid the foundation stone for ‘Akshaya Prasada’, the dining hall complex of the Hostel. Bhagavan then formally inaugurated the ‘Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Kendra’, by lighting a lamp.
|Sri Sathya Sai inaugurating the ‘Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Kendra’|
He sanctified the room built for Him in that building by placing His foot inside.Thus Bhagavan fulfilled the promise given by Him way back in 1994. After the lunch session, Bhagavan addressed a mammoth gathering in the public meeting grounds. Sri U. Gangadhara Bhat and a student gave speeches. Bhagavan materialised Vibhuti for the student who chanted Vedic hymns. He also blessed the other student who gave a speech, with a gold chain materialised by Him. He left for Brindavan by helicopter at 2.30 pm, that afternoon.