Sunday, December 16, 1951
Swami graced the annual day function of the District Board High School at Bukkapatnam. Swami commanded Prof. Kasturi to unveil His portrait at the function. The Bukkapatnam High School was Swami’s first step in promoting and patronising Educational Institutions for the young.
He visited the school often and imparted constructive counsel to the Headmaster and the other teachers. As part of every Birthday celebration, Swami arranged a feast for the students of the Bukkapatnam High School at Prashanti Nilayam. He, in fact, nourished this school from the beginning and continued to be its Patron and President until it became one of the best High Schools in the District. A grateful administration renamed the School in memory of their Divine alumnus as: Sathya Sai Baba District Board High School.
Source: Sri Sathya Sai Digvijayam (1926-1986)