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September 25th, 2005
It's been a long time since we have come to you with our updates. These days, Swami is not spending time outside in the Kulwant Hall. A typical Darshan of Bhagawan these days consists of one full round during Darshan in the Kulwant Hall and then Bhagawan goes directly into the interview room. Later around 4.15 p.m. or 4.30 p.m., He goes inside the Bhajan Hall and spends a lot of time interacting with the students and staff over there. In the past few days, many students and staff have been Blessed with long interactions with Swami in the Bhajan Hall, including materializations of rings, chains etc. It is a bonanza for those seated inside. Outside, we just await completion of the Bhajans to catch one glimpse of our Lord when He comes out and gets into the car.
On the 25th, Sunday afternoon, after a long gap, Swami came outside and sat on the dais. Thanks to a half an hour Bhangra dance programme organized and performed by the Institute students. A Bhangra dance teacher from Punjab was here for the past ten days or so, who offered his services to train these boys with the basic steps of Bhangra. The programme packaged a set of dance steps depicting a typical village scene starting from the sowing of the seeds in the farm to the joyous time of harvesting. For, after all, the Punjabis dance the Bhangra to celebrate the harvesting season. There were around 26 dancers.
On the same day, Puttaparthi had become a very important place for many ministers. The Government of Andhra Pradesh is making arrangements to facilitate the movement and comfortable stay of devotees during the 80th birthday celebrations of Bhagawan Sri Satya Sai Baba on a grand scale at Puttaparthi this November. A cabinet sub-committee - comprising ministers K. Rosaiah, J. Geetha Reddy, N. Raghuveera Reddy, J. C. Diwakar Reddy and special invitee Home Minister K. Jana Reddy - held a review meeting with officials here on Sunday. The ministers also had two audiences with Bhagawan, in the morning as well as in the evening. As reported in "The Hindu", 26th Sep 2005, "the administration has decided to deploy about 3,000 police personnel for the event. About 300 APSRTC buses would be run to Puttaparthi from different parts of the State during the fete and 20 teams of doctors would be formed for the occasion. The district administration was directed to complete arrangements like formation or widening of roads, and repairing sanitation system by October 31st."