Sunday, November 8, 2015

President of India being invited for Bhagavan 90th birthday; Expressed inability to attend

Today (8th Nov. 2015) I came across a Facebook post which had the photograph shown below with the text (slightly edited):

Sri R.J Ratnakar, trustee, Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, Prasanthi Nilayam.
Sri Ashok Chavan former chief minister of Maharashtra.
Sri Ramesh Sawant state president of Maharashtra Sai orgn.
Inviting the president of India. For the 90th birthday celebrations in Prasanthi Nilayam.

---- end Facebook post text & photo ---

Ravi: I presume that the above text info. is true. I wonder whether His Excellency, the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has accepted the invitation.

In any case, it is a great pleasure to see that the leaders of the Sai orgn. and Sai fraternity were granted the opportunity to meet the president and also have this wonderful photo taken.

Update: SaiBliss Facebook user provided me an update, Extract from it:
This meeting happened on September 16, 2015 and President Sri. Pranab Mukherjee was very happy and appreciated the good work done by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust and fondly remembered his visit to Puttaparthi in December 2013.

President Sri. Pranab Mukherjee expressed his inability to make it for the grand 90th birthday celebrations of Swami in Puttaparthi as he has prior scheduled engagements with international delegation who are visiting India the same time.
--- end extract from SaiBliss Facebook page ---

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