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Region 1 - Easwaramma Day Celebration

On Saturday 11th May 2013, Region One congregated to celebrate Easwaramma Day at Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College for Girls, Kensington Avenue, Thornton Heath. The SSE students, smartly uniformed in white, took their positions and conducted a march past and offered their humble salutations to both Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and beloved mother Easwaramma. Each child placed either a values or a faith symbol placard in a vase which reminded everyone of the core-values (truth, right conduct, peace, love and non-violence) Bhagawan has gifted us all with.

The opening ceremony commenced with all the children from various centres chanting the Vedas and multi faith prayers followed by Bhajans by nursery children that uplifted us all with divine vibrations.

Swami has said, “Tell inspiring stories and make the children enact plays. What they do, they will never forget.” The SSE children aged four to sixteen from each centre in Region One made magnificent offerings in forms of dramas and devotional singing. There were meaningful values presented in each performance.

It was an honour to hear two guest speakers, sister Vidyulata, the National SSE coordinator and Brother Kiran, the National Chairman, who greatly inspired the SSE students, parents and teachers. The day was filled with something special for all.
During the programme, the youth of region one assembled small gift bags filled with a token of love for the SSE children whilst Group-4 (LOTTUS) students compared very eloquently.
As the programme drew to a close, the SSE students of group four offered devotional songs which concluded with the bhajan ‘Subramanyam Subramanyam’ in Bhagawan’s golden voice, followed by Mangala-arati.

was truly wonderful to see the SSE students, teachers, parents and youth working together in unity to commemorate one of the most auspicious occasions.

‘Respect your mother, obey her commands. Give her the utmost importance in human life. There may be a wicked son, but not a wicked mother. It is because of the noble feelings of the mothers that children become virtuous, intelligent, attain exalted positions and earn name and fame. The mother fosters you, nourishes you, knows your choices, preferences and fulfils all your needs. So, be grateful to your mother always. Mother protects and helps her children always, in many ways and even after her death. Never disrespect your mother or disappoint her or hurt her feelings. Try to satisfy her in all respects. Only then will the seed of devotion sprout in you. Everyone should follow the dictum, Mathru Devo bhava (Mother is God) in letter and spirit and receive their mother’s love. Also never look down upon women. They are embodiments of Nature and most virtuous. With all the sacred feelings in your heart, respect women and be respected’.
- Sri Sathya Sai Baba