Loving Sai Ram and Greetings.
The Managing Trustee of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, Sri RJ Rathnakar, is embarking on a 4 day trip to Karnataka taking HIS Mission forward. Sri Rathnakar was received at the Mangalore Airport by Sri Padmanabha Pai (State President of SSSSO, Karnataka North), Sri Mukundan (President of South Zone, SSSSO), Sri Venkat Gosavi (State President of SSSSO, Karnataka South) and other revered elders and dignitaries.
Accorded by a traditional welcome at the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithi, Mangalore, which Bhagawan had visited twice, Sri Rathnakar went to Swami's room first and offered his prayers. He then went on to inaugurate the Sri Sathya Sai Skill Development Centre there.
Sri Rathnakar unveiled the marble padukas at the sanctum sanctorum of the samithi that were specially designed & provided by the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust.
Addressing around 750 devotees who had gathered, Sri Rathnakar urged everyone to practise Swami's teachings in their lives. Complimenting their commitment in selfless service activities and their dedication to the organisation, Sri Rathnakar prayed for Swami's Blessings on all these members.
2 long standing devotees Sri Shivaram Kaje and Sri Vaman Maroli were then honoured for their outstanding contributions and service for over 50 years. Please find below the glimpses of the same.