This Divine month saw the grand celebrations of our beloved BHagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, which began on 19th with Ganapathi homam, Sathya Narayan Pooja, Navagraha Pooja at Sai Krushna Mandir. The lady volunteers and staff chanted Sai Ashtotram as part of the ladies day celebration. Marking the august occasion, Dhanvanthri Pooja was held at Sai Krushna Arogya Dham on the same day.
Mrs. Lalitha Ganesh, a banking consultant, conducted a career counseling workshop for students of class 9 and 10. The topics covered included: meaning of the word career, the three step career-planning process and the important factors that impact our choice- Values, interest and talent, academic and personal strengths, trending careers.
In her talk, she made the students understand the importance of choosing relevant subjects, conducting research through reading, watching, shadowing and interacting with professionals in the chosen area of interest and staying updated on developments and prospects in the field.
They used the Holland code hexagon RIASEC to identify their interests based on the intrinsic values and interest. AT the end of the workshop, personally designed bookmarks were distributed to the children to write down one affirmation, something that they wanted to tell themselves. This bookmark would serve as a daily reminder of their dreams, motivating them to achieve their goals.
In another insightful workshop, the students at prayoga had S.N.Hegde, Professor of zoology, Mysuru University encourage the children to develop a scientific curiosity about animals and other things around them.
November 23rd marked the divine date of birth of Swami. The auspiciousness of this day was double fold as it also happened to be His star birthday. So no stone was left unturned to honour the day at school with great pomp and show. The programme began with an offering of melodious bhajans by the students of Sai Krushna Vidya Mandir. This was followed by Dasa Sinchana, a mellifluous concert by music director, M.S. Giridhar and playback singer, Mrs Vasudha Giridhar. The music elevated the spirits and filled the hearts of all with love and joy.
The students and staff were served a special lunch lovingly prepared under the guidance of Mr N.V Shankar. Post lunch, the students of Classes UKG to 5 had a mini birthday party where they sang birthday songs and cut a cake for Swami. They also enjoyed some games that were conducted by teachers and their happiness knew no bounds when they received lovely prizes for the same. A young volunteer Sharanya conducted a workshop on waste management for class 9 and 10 students.
Volunteers from across the city came together to be a part of the gratitude programme held on November 28 as a continuation of Swami’s 96th birthday celebrations. They organized a Narayana Seva where every house was lit with bulbs having battery backup. Every house had beautiful Rangolis that added to the festivity. The judges were so impressed with the rangolis that along with top 3 prizes, 15 consolation prizes were awarded for the same.