Posted at 0159 IST on April 11, 2010
On the first morning of Bhagawan in Delhi after 11
years, the Sri Sathya Sai International Centre was
bristling with devotees in large numbers.
these thousands there were men and women of
accomplishments from the world of business and society,
vying to steal a glance and blessings from Bhagawan.
This included the Chairman and Managing Director of
Bharti Telecom that runs India’s largest cellular
company, Airtel, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Hero Honda Group
Chairman Brij MohanLal Munjal,
Minister of State for
Railways, Mr.Muniappa and Justice Karpaga Vinayagam,
currently Chairman, Appellate Tribunal For Electricity
and Times of India Chief Mrs. Indu Jain.
Rudram Chanting began at 8:33 followed by bhajans at 9
that continued till 10:55. Bhagawan came out at 10:45 to
preside over the bhajans for the next ten minutes,
sitting onstage. Upon accepting Arathi Bhagawan moved
towards the Primary School block.
There was a cultural programme by slum children
emphasising the greater importance of Unity of
Religions. Upon the end of the programme, Bhagawan moved
around the complex, sanctifying and blessing various
facilities including the computer lab etc. Many Sevadals
and devotees got the opportunity having closer darshan
and many with Paadanamaskaars.
In the evening, Bhagawan granted Divine Darshan at the
Sri Sathya Sai International Centre at around 5 past 5.
As Bhajans continued, Bhagawan sat onstage for 10-15
minutes before Arathi was offered.
Arathi, at 5:30, Bhagawan moved to the public Darshan
venue at DC-10 DDA Grounds (Near Dwarka Sector-10 Metro
Station) Dwarka. Devotees from various North Indian
states were also present apart from thousands of Delhites. Many have come from UP, Rajasthan, Haryana,
Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
After Rudram chanting followed by Bhajans, Bal Vikas
children from the state had a Drama presentation before
a capacity audience and more importantly for Bhagawan.
At 7:30 Bhagawan left the venue for Sri Sathya Sai
International Centre, not before blessing the tiny tots
with a photo session.