Last updated on 26th January 2017
A recent Facebook post of Mr. V.R.Ganti, https://www.facebook.com/notes/vr-ganti/local-villagers-over-power-the-fraudsters-history-is-being-made-hope-dharma-prev/10208615545050727, states that Shri Gangadhar Bhat who is 84 years old, and working at Alike school for 50 years, has been ousted from the board of trustees of Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva trust. The post also states that three persons from Muddenahalli group including the new chairman of Loka Seva trust came over to Alike school yesterday (24th Jan. 2017). Shri Gangadhar Bhat was asked to leave Alike school premises. The locals of Alike who revere Shri Gangadhar Bhat protested at this move.
I have given below the comment (slightly edited) I put up on the above mentioned post:
I am very disturbed to see that Shri Gangadhar Bhat has been treated in this manner. I am reminded of how in the period of Jun 2011 to Jun-Jul 2012, the traitor vice-chancellor of Sai university, Sashidhara Prasad, supported by some traitor-collaborators (quislings) in the Sai university, became dictators and forced out Prof. Anilkumar Kamaraju from the Sai university. I was also humiliated and harassed by these traitors & quislings for doing good work in the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini project (FREE SERVICE) and so terminated my association with Sai university in disgust in March-June 2012.
Prof Anilkumar Kamaraju & I walked on the path of Sathya & Dharma, as the Sai university plunged into Asathya & Adharma due to its traitor and quisling administrators from Jul 2011 to Nov. 2014 when the traitor vice-chancellor Sashidhara Prasad stepped down as vice-chancellor.
I think Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust is going through a similar period now as traitors Narasimhamurthy and Madhusudan Rao Naidu and their supporters seem to have COMPLETELY HIJACKED it. Shri Gangadhar Bhat (GB sir) is walking on the path of Sathya & Dharma now after he disassociated with traitors Narasimhamurthy and Madhusudan Naidu. So now GB sir is facing the Agni Pariksha (trial by fire).
It is important to follow Indian law in this regard. If legally Muddenahalli group has the upper hand now due to which Alike school comes completely under their control then I think it is best that GB sir and any other teachers & staff of Alike school who want to move away from Asathya & Adharma of Narasimhamurthy & Madhusudan Rao Naidu, and walk the path of Sathya & Dharma, should come out of Alike school.
I appeal to Karnataka Sathya Sai organization and Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust to welcome GB sir and any other teachers & staff of Alike school who want to disassociate with Asathya & Adharma of Narasimhamurthy & Madhusudan Naidu, and associate with mother Prasanthi Nilayam based Central Trust and official Sathya Sai organization. I suggest that they (GB sir & others who move out of Alike school) should be accommodated suitably in other educational institutions associated with Central Trust and official Sai orgn.
I earnestly pray to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba to shower His Grace on GB sir and others at Alike school who want to disassociate with Asathya and Adharma of Muddenahalli group and walk on the path of Sathya & Dharma. Jai Sairam!
--- end my comment on Mr. Ganti's Facebook post ---
Somebody told me that the Muddenahalli people were forced to return from Alike without success in their plan to evict Gangadhar Bhat sir from Alike school premises.
The message I received was, "Surgical strike utter flop, the traitors who went to remove GB (sir) escaped midnight, they couldn't do anything, SATHYA Dharma Triumph against Adharma.... Happy news bro".
Another person confirmed it. But I still am not sure what exactly happened.
I had put up the above update as a separate Facebook post here:
https://www.facebook.com/ravi.s.iyer.7/posts/1853027314913837. Given below is a comment exchange on that post.
Stephen Rexford wrote:
iyer sir, legally GB may be out of Loka seva trust. but MDH may not be able to take the physical possession of alike campus.
I (Ravi S. Iyer) responded (slightly edited):
Brother Stephen Rexford, Thanks for your comment giving your point of view. Well, I believe the Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust will be the owners and top-level management team of the Alike and Muddenahalli schools, which is how it is typically with educational trusts. I don't know what is the official position of GB sir in the Alike school but even if he is principal of the school, there will be norms and rules of school educational institutions in Karnataka under which Loka Seva Trust can create problems for him.
Mind you, I have studied Indian Computer Science & Information Technology academia (higher education) quite a bit and even interacted with Ministry of Human Resource Development on some proposals of mine to improve it but which eventually did not go anywhere. If you want to know more you may see my blog on it: http://eklavyasai.blogspot.in/. So I am pretty knowledgeable now on administrative norms and practices in Indian higher education that is governed by UGC/AICTE and MHRD.
While I am not knowledgeable about school education administration in India, I am quite sure that for private schools which is what Alike school would be, it is the management trust/board of the school that will have the power to appoint/change key administrative post holders including the principal, provided the various norms related to it as per Karnataka education ministry and MHRD (Central govt. education ministry) are followed.
Sashidhara Prasad, vice-chancellor of Sai university from around June 2010 to Nov. 2014, was an expert in these matters for universities and used the norms to good effect to either participate actively in OR look the other way in, forcing out Prof. Anilkumar Kamaraju from the Sai university in the crucial year or so after Mahasamadhi when the traitors Sashidhara Prasad and Narasimhamurthy HIJACKED the Sai university. Sashidhara Prasad used the same norms technique against me (I was Visiting faculty) to try to silence me and make me follow the Asathya-Adharma (untruthful and unethical) crook and Teacher-Drohi Paapi (sinner who harms teachers) HOD Chandrasekaran who was DEAD AGAINST my and students involvement with Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini project that Bhagavan showed so much interest in. So I was effectively check-mated by Sashidhara Prasad and had no option but to terminate my association with Sai university not only in disgust, but in helplessness as a Visiting Faculty's services, according to MHRD and UGC/AICTE norms, can be terminated at any time without giving any reason, by the university campus (heads) or university (heads).
I am giving all the above explanations as you and other readers may not be aware of rather complex and bureaucratic but powerful rules under which Indian educational institutions operate. The right top-level person to approach to ensure that GB sir is not harassed and forced out of Alike school (like what happened with Prof. Anilkumar Kamaraju in Sai university in 2011-12 and with me in the same period roughly) is the education minister (or the chief minister) of Karnataka government. The education ministry has sweeping powers. If the education minister tells the managing trustees of Alike school which may be the Loka Seva Trust trustees that if they behave in an immoral and unfair way towards the 50 year veteran of Alike school, Shri Gangadhar Bhat, then the education ministry would conduct an investigation in the matter, that would scare the Loka Seva Trust trustees.