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Posted at 09:25:16 Hrs. IST on Jan 30, 2010

Saluting the national patriotic spirit, blending the same with devotional fervor projecting selfless service styled by Bhagawan as main motto, Sai Youth from Hyderabad staged a drama in telugu, entitled Namaami Bharathiyam in front of a capacity audience in the Sai Kulwant Hall on 29th Jan evening in the immediate Divine Presence of Bhagawan.

The drama that was set in the backdrop of a conversation between a grandfather and two teenaged military officers took its route through flashback scenes depicting the vanity behind delusive job opportunities abroad leaving the motherland, the quit India agitation wherein the British had to face the wrath of determined Indian Youth, to the final scene wherein the ever exuberant Sai Youth bringing in revolution in the society at large through selfless dedicated service. 

Citing the example of a youth by name Vinay who was forced by his father to go over to the US in pursuit of higher education, the two young military officers expressed their displeasure at the youth of the day, claiming that they have become self-centred and aimless. Having lost hope for a bright future for India they were reluctant to serve at the border guarding the nation.

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While empathizing with the mood of the young army men, the grandfather recounted his youthful days enriched with great patriotic feeling towards Indian Independence. Bringing in vivid pictures of the Quit India Movement in 1942 highlighting the determination of the youth to win over the British, the grandfather drew a parallel to the current day scenario wherein the youth of the nation could do much contributing to societal benefit.

The silent revolution by the Sai Youth that is steering the nation to greater goodness, selfless service done in the name of Bhagawan following His precepts, was highlighted in the final scene with an anecdote from the life of a true beneficiary of the “Sri Sathya Sai Reprogramming Lives”, a free computer education programme taken up by the Sai Youth of Hyderabad.  Sreenu, the true beneficiary explained the endless support and warmth he had received from the Youth of Hyderabad, who have shaped the course of his life and also of hundreds of similar unemployed and underprivileged youth.

The Army men seemed to have regained their hope to see a better India. Listening to the grandfather stories reposing complete faith in Bhagawan and the movement that He has set in motion, they decided to get back to their positions in the border, once again doing surveillance for the nation, fighting and protecting Mother India.   

The drama was interspersed with thematic dance sequences evoking patriotic feeling. At the end of the presentation Bhagawan moved down the ramp to bless the cast with a photograph session.

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The presentation was in the backdrop of a Youth visit comprising over 1300 students from various educational institutions, including professional colleges from Hyderabad and Telengana region. The spirited youth from Hyderabad under the auspices of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, Hyderabad also invited Vice Chancellors of ten Universities from Andhra Pradesh to attend an Educationists’ Conclave to be held in Prasanthi Nilayam. Another 20 senior administrators from various educational institutions across Andhra Pradesh would also be attending  the  Conclave on the theme of integrating human values in higher education to be held on the 30th and 31st Jan, under the auspices of Sri Sathya Sai University.

The Vice Chancellors from the provisional list are as follows: Prof. Tirupathi Rao, VC, Osmania University, Prof. DN Reddy, VC, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Prof. Linga Murthy, Vice Chancellor, Kakatiya University, Warangal, Prof. Bhoomiah, VC, Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, Prof. Raghava Reddy, VC, Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Prof. Kusuma Kumari, VC, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Prof. D. Ramanaiah, VC, Dravidian University, Kuppam, Prof. JV Prabhakar Rao, VC, Rayalaseema University, Kurnool, Prof. Visveswara Rao, VC, Vikramasimhapuri University, Nellore and Dr. A. Ramachandra Reddy, VC, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.

On the 29th morning, the youth had an orientation session at the Poornachandra Auditorium attended by two senior-most spokespersons from Sai Fraternity, Mr. V.Srinivasan, All India President, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations and Prof. G.Venkataraman, Formerly Vice Chancellor, Sri Sathya Sai University.

Earlier, Bhagawan came into the packed Sai Kulwant Hall at 5:10 pm. He was accorded a ceremonial welcome with Poornakhumbham followed by Veda chanting by the Hyderabad Youth.