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OM SAI RAM

EASWARAMMA DAY CELEBRATION & PARENTS APPRECIATION DAY. DATE: MAY 3RD,2009 (SUNDAY). PLACE: "GRAHA SINDHU HALL" PS. BARU. TIMINGS: 16:30 -- 19:30

REPORT: SAIRAM AND PRANAMS AT THE DIVINE LOTUS FEET. S.S.G JAKARTA UNDER HIS DIVINE UMBRELLA CELEBRATED "EASWARAMMA DAY" COMBINED WITH "PARENTS APPRECIATION DAY". AN OVER ENTHUSIASTIC GENERAL AUDIENCE (OUR DEVOTEES) ARRIVED AT THE VENUE MORE THAN TWENTY MINUTES AHEAD OF TIMINGS PRINTED ON OUR CIRCULAR. SWAMI CERTAINLY CAN PULL EVERYONE. HOWEVER, THIS TIME THE DIVINE PULLED EVERYONE AND AHEAD OF TIME THROUGH OUR VERY OWN BALVIKAS CHILDREN. DIFFERENT TACTICS & INSTRUMENTS USED BY SWAMI AT DIFFERENT TIMES. NO WONDER IT'S SAID THAT CHILDREN THEMSELVES ARE "DIVINE". SMILES & HAPPY FACES VISIBLE EVEN BEFORE COMMENCEMENT. IT FELT THAT SOMETHING WAS ALREADY ENJOYED AND DUE TO THAT --- EVERYONE IS HAPPY. GENERAL DATA AND SPECIFIC DETAILS PERTAINING TO THE PROGRAM ARE MENTIONED BELOW FOR REFERENCE.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION ON "EASWARAMMA DAY" / PARENTS APPRECIATION DAY: "EASWARAMMA DAY" COMMEMORATES THE PASSING AWAY OF THE DIVINE MOTHER WHO WAS BLESSED TO GIVE BIRTH TO OUR BELOVED SWAMI. SHE PASSED AWAY ON MAY 6TH,1972. SHE WAS VERY FOND OF CHILDREN AND WAS ALSO ONE OF THE PIONEERS OF THE BALVIKAS MOVEMENT. BABA, EXHORTS HIS DEVOTEES, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN, TO REVERE THE MOTHER AS "GOD". HENCE, THIS DAY IS A CELEBRATION OF NOT ONLY MOTHERHOOD BUT OF ALL PARENTS (BOTH MOTHER & FATHER). SWAMI HAS CONTINUOUSLY EMPHASIZED THROUGH EDUCATION AND BY EXAMPLE THAT WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET OUR PARENTS. THEY ARE TO BE CONTINUALLY REVERED WHILE THEY ARE WITH US AND EVEN AFTER.

PROGRAM DETAILS: 1 2 3 4 5 6 A B C 7 A

LIGHTING CEREMONY. VEDIC CHANTING. OPENING CEREMONY. SPEECH ON: "EASWARAMMA". SPEECH ON: "GRATITUDE TO MOTHER". BALVIKAS PERFORMANCE: POEM ON: "MOTHER & FATHER". SONG: "MOMMY DADDY I LOVE YOU". DANCE: "MERI DUNIYA TOON HI REY". BALVIKAS PERFORMANCE (DRAMA & DANCE):

"TRIBUTE TO MOTHER EASWARAMMA".

8 A B 9 A 10 A 12 A B C

SMILING STAR PERFORMANCE: SPEECH & PRESENTATION. SONG: "EK PYAR KA NAGHMA HAIN". GAME: "ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A BALVIKAS CHILD". BALVIKAS PERFORMANCE: PANTOMIME: "LIFE IS JUST ONCE". BALVIKAS PERFORMANCE: DANCE: "OH MAA SAI MAA". DRAMA: "THREE WISHES". SONG: "MOTHER OH MOTHER SAI MAA".

"ROSES FROM OUR FLOWERS": THE LAST ITEM FROM OUR BALVIKAS ENTOURAGE TOUCHED EVERYONES HEART. AN EXTREMELY ECSTATIC AND EMOTIONAL FEW MINUTES WHERE OUR ENTIRE BALVIKAS ENTOURAGE (160 PLUS CHILDREN WHO PERFORMED) CAME DOWN THE STAGE AND GAVE A "ROSE" TO THEIR "MOM'S". A VERY SMALL GESTURE HOLDING A TREMENDOUS IMPACT. WHAT A WAY TO SHOW APPRECIATION AND TO RECEIVE BLESSINGS. SEVERAL "WET" EYES WERE VISIBLE. CERTAINLY SEEMED LIKE "SWAMI" HIMSELF WAS HANDING OUT THE "ROSES" TO EVERYONE. BABA HAS CONTINUOUSLY MENTIONED THAT "HIS STUDENTS ARE THE ONLY PROPERTY HE HAS". HE CERTAINLY HOLDS THE PRICELESS AND THE BEST. HIS PRICELESS POSSESSIONS ARE ALSO EACH AND EVERY PARENTS "EVERYTHING".

"AARTI & FAREWELL": AN OVER ENTHUSIASTIC GENERAL AUDIENCE & ECSTATIC PARENTS WERE REQUESTED TO APPROACH THE ALTAR IMMEDIATELY AFTER OUR "ROSES FROM OUR FLOWERS" ITEM. "AARTI'S" ARE FREQUENTLY DONE AND ARE ROUTINE. HOWEVER, SEEING AN "AARTI" BEING DONE AND FEELING THE SUBTLE PRESENCE OF THE DIVINE IS AN EXPERIENCE TO ITS OWN. ONE JUST HAD TO BE THERE AT THAT PARTICULAR TIME BROTHERS & SISTERS. THE JOYOUS FEELING EMPOWERED BY THE "LOVE" DUE TO OUR LITTLE ONES WAS FELT BY ONE AND ALL. SWAMI SPARED NO INDIVIDUAL. THE GENERAL AUDINECE WAS THANKED AND WAS BID FAREWELL BY OUR M.C'S AT THE END OF THE CELEBRATION. (PAGE: 1 0F 2)

TIMINGS & ATTENDANCE: 1 PROGRAM TIMINGS: 2 PRASADHAM TIMINGS:

16:30 -- 19:30 19:30 -- 20:30

3 TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 4 TOTAL PERFORMERS:

MOMENTO'S DISTRIBUTED:

ABOUT. 650 PLUS. ABOUT 160 PLUS.


1 "SAI MONTHLY MAGAZINE": A MAY EDITION DISTRIBUTED. 2 FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS: A WERE TAKEN AS DEVOTEES ENTERED AND THEIR DEVELOPED PICTURE GIVEN AT THE END OF THE FUNCTION.

GIFTS: A STATIONERY ITEM (ONE PENCIL BOX) WAS GIVEN TO EACH BALVIKAS CHILD WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE PERFORMANCES.

JAI SAI RAM!

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Easwaramma Day & Parents Appreciation Day