Last updated on 27th February 2016
Today (21st Feb. 2016), Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, accompanied by Hon'ble Union Minister Shri Venkaiah Naidu and Hon'ble Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh state, Dr. Raman Singh, visited the Naya Raipur hospital set up and run by Muddenahalli group.
I am very happy to inform readers that PM Modi, union minister Venkaiah Naidu and CM Raman Singh made NO REFERENCES WHATSOEVER to so called subtle body of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba in Muddenahalli OR its so called communicator Madhusudhan Rao Naidu. In fact, the main function was the foundation stone laying ceremony for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (seems to be Hindi for Prime Minister Housing Project), http://mhupa.gov.in/User_Panel/UserView.aspx?TypeID=1434. I was quite surprised to see that the Naya Raipur hospital of Muddenahalli group was the venue for this event. I guess there seems to be some close tie-up between the Naya Raipur hospital and the Chhattisgarh state government.
Here's an English media article about the event, http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/PM-Modi-Lays-Foundation-Stone-for-Housing-Scheme-in-Chhattisgarh/2016/02/21/article3289427.ece, and a small extract from it:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone for a housing scheme and electronic manufacturing cluster in Naya Raipur in Chhattisgarh.
He said the government wants to ensure houses for all by 2022.
The prime minister also released the Chhattisgarh Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Policy.
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Prior to the govt. of Chhattisgarh (and govt. of India) main event held in the Naya Raipur hospital of Muddenahalli group, there was a very short event of around FOUR MINUTES ONLY which included inauguration of a statue of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba by PM Narendra Modi, and PM Modi (and other two main guests) also showering flowers on this statue - see photo below.
The entire event video can be seen here: PM Modi lays the Foundation Stone of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in Chhattisgarh, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ribGSFq4ksk, 1 hr 15 mins. From around 8 min 30 secs to around 10 min 30 secs in the video you can see PM Modi, CM Raman Singh and union minister Venkaiah Naidu walk up to the stage and inaugurate (unveil) the statue of Bhagavan (and unveil a plaque). Shri Indulal Shah is on the stage - PM Modi greets him. PM Modi also greets Mr. C. Srinivas earlier to that.
I have extracted and given below, the short reference PM Modi made to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba (NO REFERENCE TO MUDDENAHALLI) in Hindi in his main speech in the MAIN GOVT. EVENT, and have also given my English translation of the same. In the video link above the extract part is from around 58:35 to 59:58 (less than one and a half minutes). The extract is from the official site for PM's remarks, http://pib.nic.in/newsite/pmreleases.aspx?mincode=3 [Entry has to be chosen in left hand side pane as follows: Month: February, Year: 2016, Entry: Text of PM’s speech at the Foundation Stone laying ceremony of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in Chhattisgarh (21-February 2016)].
आज यहां मुझे साईं बाबा की प्रतिमा का लोकार्पण करने का अवसर मिला। ये अस्पताल गरीबों की निःशुल्क सेवा करने का काम करती है, खासकर के बालकों के हृदय का ऑपरेशन, जो लोग पुट्टापर्थी गये होंगे वहां एक बहुत बड़ा अस्पताल और साईं बाबा का जो सामाजिक काम था उस चीज पर लोगों का बहुत कम ध्यान जाता है। चमत्कारों की चर्चा बहुत होती है। लेकिन उन्होंने जो पानी में काम किया है। शिक्षा में काम किया है। स्वास्थ में जो काम किया है। ये सचमुच में बहुत प्रेरक है। एक भी चमत्कार की चर्चा न करें तो भी ये काम अपने आप में बहुत बड़ा चमत्कार है। मैं बाबा के इस महान सामाजिक कामों को प्रणाम करता हूं।
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English translation of above Hindi extract: Today here I have had the opportunity of dedicating the statue of Sai Baba to the people. This hospital does free service to the poor. specially the heart operation for children. Those who have gone to Puttaparthi (would have seen) a very big hospital there. The social work done by Sai Baba gets little attention from people. There is a lot of talk about miracles. But the work that he has done (in the field) of water (supply), work in (field of) education and (field of) health is really inspiring. Even if we do not talk of any miracle (of his) even then these works by themselves are a very big miracle. I pay obeisance to these great social works of Baba.
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Ravi: As far as I could note there is no other reference to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba in PM Modi's talk (he did additionally say Sairam to the audience at the beginning of the talk, but that's it). I mean, bulk of the talk dealt with the main govt. function that was organized there related to housing project and Chhattisgarh state's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development policy.
Now I am happy for the Naya Raipur hospital team that PM Modi visited them and inaugurated Swami's statue there and also unveiled some plaque. No issues with it at all and congratulations to them. The key point to note is that PM Modi's speech made a short reference to the good work done by the hospital but MADE NO REFERENCE to so called subtle body of Bhagavan based in Muddenahalli and its so called communicator, Madhusudhan Rao Naidu.
THEREFORE, Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's visit to Naya Raipur hospital of Muddenahalli group CANNOT BE VIEWED IN ANY WAY, as an endorsement of belief in so called subtle body of Bhagavan in Muddenahalli or its so called communicator, Madhusudhan Rao Naidu. I do hope that Muddenahalli group does not project PM Modi's visit to Naya Raipur hospital as PM Modi's support for FALSE BELIEF of Muddenahalli so called subtle body and its so called communicator.
I must also state here that if Muddenahalli group SERIOUSLY projects the visit as supportive of this Muddenahalli so called subtle body FALSE BELIEF, I may SERIOUSLY CONSIDER writing to the Hon'ble Prime Minister to draw his attention to it and request him to distance himself PUBLICLY from Muddenahalli FALSE BELIEF. I should also inform readers that I have communicated in the past, in my Indian Computer Science and Information Technology Academic Reform activism efforts (see my blog: http://eklavyasai.blogspot.in/), with both the Prime Minister's Office (previous UPA II govt of Dr. Manmohan Singh as well as current NDA govt. of Shri Narendra Modi) and the Union Human Resource Development minister's office (handles higher education) (previous UPA II govt. HRD ministers Shri Kapil Sibal & Dr. Shashi Tharoor, as well as current NDA govt. HRD minister, Smt. Smriti Irani).
Readers may want to additionally view the following two blog posts:
1) Did Prime Minister Narendra Modi seek guidance & blessings via so called communicator Madhusudhan Naidu?, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/did-prime-minister-narendra-modi-seek.html, dated 25th February 2016.
2) Excerpts from PM Modi address at Gaudiya mission, Kolkata on 21st Feb. 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/excerpts-from-pm-modi-address-at.html, blog post dated February 23rd 2016.