Karnataka Chief Minister inaugurates Sathya Sai College at Whitefield (A Photo Feature)

Monday, June 9, 1969

Sri Sathya Sai arrives for the inauguration. Chief Minister Patil on the left and Vice Chancellor Gokak on the right.

The Chief Minister of Mysore, Sri Veerendra Patil inaugurated the Sri Sathya Sai Arts and Science College for Men at Kadugodi (Whitefield) on the 9th of June 1969. Swami came to the College in a procession accompanied by the Chief Minister and Prof. V. K. Gokak, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Bangalore. 
Speeches by dignitaries - Vice Chancellor Prof. VK Gokak (left) and Chief Minister Patil (bottom right)
After the inauguration ceremony, Sri K. Narayanaswamy, the Chairman of the College Committee presented the report of the committee. The Chief Minister then gave his Inaugural Address. Thereafter, Swami delivered His Discourse. 4,000 needy people were fed as part of the Narayana Seva for the occasion. 
Sri Sathya Sai addresses thousands gathered on the occasion
The programme concluded with the singing of ‘Vande Mataram’ by Smt. Lalita Bose (niece of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose).
Sri Sathya Sai College on the day of inauguration

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