After a hiatus of two years, Bhagavan visited Bombay in January 1992. His stay lasted from the 24th to the 29th of January 1992. Bhagavan was received at Dharmakshetra with Poorna Kumbham, band music and spectacular fireworks amidst Vedic chanting on 24th morning. He inaugurated an exhibition, ‟Expansion of Love,‟ put together by the Bal Vikas students on the 24th afternoon.
Dr. D. N. Bhagwati, renowned neurosurgeon, and Dr. Bhupendra Gandhi, a distinguished nephrologist had discussions with Bhagavan at Dharmakshetra regarding the essential requisites to commence the Departments of Neurology and Nephrology at the Super-Speciality Hospital at Prashanti Nilayam.
|Felicitation of Prof. V.K. Gokak for receiving the Jnana Peeth Award on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee of Dharmakshetra, Mumbai. |
Seen on the dias: Sri Indulal Shah and Prof. V.K. Gokak along with Swami
Bhagavan blessed the dance ballet of the Bal Vikas students. ‟Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya,‟ at the Ravindra Natya Mandir at Prabhadevi on 25th morning. Bhagavan addressed a public meeting at Dharmakshetra to commemorate the Silver Jubilee year celebrations of Dharmakshetra that evening. Sri Indulal Shah spoke briefly about the genesis and growth of Dharmakshetra. This occasion was availed to felicitate Prof. V. K. Gokak on his receiving the Jnana Peeth award for 1991. The Bal Vikas students were blessed to receive their certificates from Bhagavan, also, Principals of various colleges received trophies on behalf of their colleges that won the Inter-Collegiate Essay competition organised by the Sai Organisation.
Bhagavan hoisted the National Flag at Sathyadeep lawns and blessed the 700 students of Dharmakshetra School at the Republic Day function held on 26th morning. Later that morning, the members of the study circle groups of Bombay were addressed by Bhagavan. The children from the adopted slums of Bombay Samiti were blessed by Bhagavan that afternoon. The renowned musicians Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pandit Allah Rakha, Sri Kartik Kumar, Sri Jagjit Singh and Pandit Feroz Dastur paid their homage to Bhagavan in the form of a concert that lasted for two hours on 26th evening.
|Sri Sathya Sai with Dr. Keki Mistry and Sri Nani Palkhivala at the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Dharmakshetra at the Cross Maidan, Mumbai|
Bhagavan witnessed a rally presented by 2,000 Bal Vikas students at Dharmakshetra on 27th morning. He addressed a public meeting at the Cross Maidan that evening. The Governor of Maharashtra, Sri C. Subramanian, presided over the meeting. Dr. K. M. Mistry and Sri N. A. Palkhiwala addressed the gathering. Later that evening, Bhagavan addressed the various religious heads and a cross section of Bombay at the Raj Bhavan (Governor's Bungalow). He then dined with the Governor.
|Raj Bhavan - The Governor of Maharashtra's Official Residence, Mumbai|
Bhagavan laid the foundation for the Dharmakshetra Sports Complex at Goregaon, a nearby suburb, on 28th morning. He addressed the active workers of the Organisation at Dharmakshetra that afternoon. At Thane, Bhagavan addressed a huge gathering of devotees from Pune, Kolhapur, Sholapur, Ahmed Nagar, Nasik, Satara, Kalyan and Ambarnath on 28th evening. He distributed to the villagers many household articles for their daily use. Bhagavan blessed the devotees at Dharmakshetra on 29th morning and left Bombay.