Managing Trustee in Chokkady - Jan 26, 2023
On the glorious occasion of 74th Republic Day, Sri RJ Rathnakar, Managing Trustee, SSSCT, was with the students of the Sai School in Sri Sathya Sai Sevakshetra, Chokkady, Karnataka. After offering his salutations to Bhagawan in the shrine there, Sri Rathnakar hoisted the National Tricolour in this sacred premises. Later, he visited the Atal Linkering Lab, a Government of India initiative to impart hands on experience to young minds. He was welcomed by scores of men, women and children with a procession comprising vedam chanting and chende band from Kerala. In the morning session, the Managing Trustee inaugurated the newly built 12000 Square feet Dining Hall along with Sri Manohar Shetty (Trustee, SSSCT) and then participated in the installation of Shiva Lingam and the consecration ceremony of the marble padukas of Bhagawan which were earlier reverentially brought from Prasanthi Nilayam. There was also a video presentation depicting the saga of Chokkadi and the town's association with Prasanthi Nilayam for over six decades. Then Sri Rathnakar spoke for more than an hour recalling and commending the service done by the people of Chokkady to Bhagawan's mission as well as to Bhagawan physically over several decades. He expressed his happiness about the way the organization and the devotion of people there has only grown from strength to strength. He also felicitated many distinguished devotees who had made large contributions to the Sri Sathya Sai mission in that region. The session concluded with Sri M Padmanabha Pai, State President of SSSSO, Karnataka, expressing his gratitude to Bhagawan for making the event possible and thanking Sri Rathnakar for his kind visit.