Thursday, September 24, 1987 to Saturday, September 26, 1987

A National Symposium on ‘Value Orientation in Higher Learning’, the first of its kind on a national basis, was organised at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (Deemed University), Prasanthi Nilayam, between 24th and 26th September, 1987.

Swami delivering the Valedictory Address for the Symposium at the Poornachandra Auditorium

Vice-Chancellors from various Institutions and educationists from all over India participated in the Symposium. Bhagavan inaugurated the Symposium in the Auditorium, Prasanthi Nilayam Campus on 24th morning. 

Dr. Somnath Saraf, Vice-Chancellor, SSSIHL, welcomed the participants. Prof. G. Rami Reddy, President of the Association of Indian Universities and Vice-Chancellor of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, was the Chief Guest. He delivered his Inaugural Address followed by Bhagavan’s Address to those present at the Symposium. 

The valedictory meeting was held in the Poornachandra Auditorium on 26th. Dr. ECG Sudarshan, Director, MATSCIENCE, Madras, presided over the function and addressed the gathering. Dr. Jagadish Narayan, Secretary, Association of Indian Universities (AIU), presented the recommendations of the Symposium at the Lotus Feet.

Bhagavan, Revered Chancellor, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, declared in His Valedictory Address, Human values cannot be learnt from lectures or textbooks. If faith in God is strengthened, all values will develop in due course. Sublimate your lives by remembering, worshiping and adoring God.”

Source: Sri Sathya Sai Digvijayam Part 2 (1985 - 2005)

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