Balvikas Convocation 2018

The program began with Veda chanting by the Bal Vikas students. Bhajan by Bal Vikas students followed by Veda chanting till 9.55 a.m. The chief guest of the program Sri Saji, Assistant Commandant, KAP Battalion, Muttikulangara, arrived on time. At 10 a.m., Sri AM Prabhakaran, SVP, SSSSO, Kerala, inaugurated the program by hoisting the “ Prashanthi Flag ”. Consequently, the rally also began. SVP, DP, DC, other Office bearers, Active workers, Group 2, Group 3 Diploma holders, participated in the rally. The rally circumambulated the Holy Bhajan Mandir that received the Lord’s Feet in 1967, while, the song “ Sarvadeva Matha Gayathri ” was shown in the screen. It is this song that is played during the Convocation in Puttaparthi. The visuals of the previous year’s Convocation in Prashanthi Nilayam was shown in the screen for some time.

Smt. Sai Preethi, SSSIHL Alumni and Kumari Roshni chanted the very significant verse from Shikshavalli which begins with “Vedamanuchacharya … “. District Youth Incharges Sri Arundas and Kumari Thrupthika officiated the functions. Consequently, the Chief Guest and the respected senior Office Bearers lit the lamp and inaugarated the function. The Group 2 and Group 3 children who were eligible for getting the certificates, then, repeated, the pledge that Sri AM Prabhakaran told to them. Following this, Sri Saji Sir, gave the inaugural discourse. He praised the multifarious activities co-ordinated by the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation. He conveyed the children to march forward holding forth the values of Sathya, Dharma and Ahimsa. He was felicitated in the function.

Following this, senior Bal Vikas Alumni and present DP of Palakkad District, Sri Suresh Kumar, spoke on the relevance of Bal Vikas and the blessings he has received through this, both in his personal and official life. He stressed on the transformation that has happened in his life through Bal Vikas. Following this, Kumari Lakshmidevi and Kumari Surya, from Kollengode and Cherpulasshery Samithi, respectively, represented Bal Vikas students and spoke. Smt. Smitha Teacher, from Cherpulasshery Samithi, represented the parents and spoke. Smt. CK Radha Teacher, Bal.Vikas State Joint Incharge and Smt. Parimala Das, District Bal Vikas Incharge, congratulated all the recipients.

Then , SVP, gave the convocational address. He shared the turning points in his Bal Vikas life, from a Bal Vikas student to the present position. He advocated that being a recipient of Bal Vikas Diploma is the birth right of every child and the parents have to be an “instrument” for this. Consequently, there was a soul stirring “Bharathanaatyam” dance by Kumari Nirupama, from Cherpulashery Samithi. Last but not the least, there was a video presentation showing Bhagwan giving advices to the students, in the convocation held in Parthi. Also, there was a Bhajan, wherein, Swami was singing the “ever-sweet” Bhajan “ Hari Bhajan Bina Sukha Shanthi Nahi ”. Exactly, at 1.30 p.m., Mangalarathi was offered to Bhagwan. This was followed by photo sessions. Around 260 people participated in the program. This program was conducted as an offering in connection with the Aradhana Mahothsavam.