Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini Go Live Function at Phulgoan, Pune on 15th December, 2010

Om Sri Sai Ram

Vidya or Education is the communication of the knowledge of the divine power and the inner reality of the Atma. This alone justifies the claim to be educated. – Sathya Sai Baba

Oh! Precious Lord, immense is Your grace,
Only due to which this ‘Go Live’ could take place,
The first of many more to follow,
To imbibe, learn, practice and grow,
May Your teachings reach each and every mind,
An immense blessing for entire mankind,
Removing ignorance heralding a light,
Increasing values, understanding and insight,
Thy presence Beloved Bhagwan always by our side,
For You are our inspiration and inner guide…

Asato Maa Sat Gamayaa…

With the immense grace of our most Beloved Bhagawan, the Hari Uddhav Dhotre School, Phulgaon, Pune, has been blessed to be the first recipient school of the primary roll out of the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini project in Maharashtra on 15th Dec 2010.

The programme commenced at 10:30 am sharp.

Nature in her pristine glory at the Phulgaon School, witnessed the preparations for the premier ‘Go Live Ceremony’ of the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini Project. The school swirled with a flurry of activities and the entire environment was lively and enthusiastic.

The classroom in which the first value based session was to be delivered to the students was spruced up thoroughly and decorated aesthetically with flowers. Magnificent photographs of Beloved Bhagawan’s smiling face and Abhaya Hasta, adorned the walls. To deliver the value based education with a more technical and animated methodology, the classroom was equipped with a Computer system and its peripherals. Certainly this was the foremost and supremely blessed classroom, to witness a value based education taught in a unique and appealing manner.

The technique employed here was the first in the history of Indian Education System.

A blessed moment indeed!

Tamaso Maa Jyotir Gamayaa…

The school began with its routine prayer at 11:00 am.

The Chief Guest Shri Ramesh Sawant - State President of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organization Maharashtra & Goa, initiated the ‘Go Live Ceremony’ by lighting the lamp of wisdom, as the hall reverberated with Vedic chants.

Then with great delight and pleasure, Shri Ramesh Sawant addressed the congregation. Stating that the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini Program was initiated and blessed by Bhagawan, he made an official announcement regarding the Hari Uddhav Dhotre School at Phulgaon, being the first school in the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini Program to ‘Go Live’ while imparting value based education to the students.

The classroom was fully occupied with around 40 students of class 7th. The entire team of the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini Program, along with trained teachers and EHV experts were present at the session.

The class began with the playing of the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini Jingle (signature tune) on the computer.

Starting at exactly 11:30 am with a one-minute-silent-sitting and meditation, the class was initiated by equipping 7th standard students with the subject of Civics as the Curriculum. Animations, Videos, Pictures and other teaching aids were utilised to make Civics simpler, easy to understand, interesting and motivating.

The chapter which was taught to the class was a Marathi translated word document explaining the various aspects of this particular subject. The chapter was based on “Union Government - The Execution and the Judiciary". Moral values were embedded in the lesson plan and it was seamlessly delivered to the students like a regular class. The EHV experts were continuously observing the progress of the session. With an intention to make the class an interactive one, a lot of inquisitive questions were asked by the teacher to the students.

The first value based session concluded its class at 12:00pm by offering Aarti to Beloved Bhagawan. Vibhuti packets along with sweets and farsan were distributed to all present.

The school continued its routine classes after this session.

The Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini team of Pune, has provided the Phulgaon School with a well-maintained Computer Lab, equipped with three Computers. Along with its other undertakings, the Hari Uddhav School has inculcated various activities like Veda chanting, Bal-Vikas, etc. into its mainstream. Daily activities of the school students also include cleaning the school premises from 10:45 to 11:00 am.

At Thy lotus feet our gratitude and love we offer, oh Lord…do bless us always, with Thy sweet benevolence and Grace immense…

Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini Team

Attached Report in Pdf format