Yagnam For World Peace Begins

Sathya Sai Baba 83rd Birthday Celebrations

Sathya Sai Baba 83rd Birthday Celebrations

Yagnam For World Peace Begins
Express News Service
First Published : 16 Nov 2008 09:53:00 AM IST
Last Updated : 16 Nov 2008 12:52:51 PM IST

ANANTAPUR: The 83rd birthday celebrations of Sri Sathya Sai Baba began at Puttaparthi today with Sahasra Purna Chandra Santhi Yagnam. Sri Saibaba inaugurated the threeday yagnam for world peace at Hill View Stadium.

The yagnam has greater significance as Sri Saibaba’s birthday celebrations begin with Sri Venugopala Swamy Rathotsavam every year. Sri Jayendra Saraswati and Avadhoota Sridatta Swamy will participate in the yagnam on the concluding day on November 17.

The State Government set up a committee with four ministers to oversee the arrangements for devotees visiting Puttaparthi to participate in the birthday celebrations of Sri Sai Baba.

Major Industries Minister J Geetha Reddy, TTD Chairman DK Audikesavulu Naidu, District Collector V Anil Kumar, OSD Vijayakumar, SP MK Singh, IGs Sivanarayana and RP Thakur and others were present at the inaugural ceremony.

The Information and Public Relations Department is organising a photo exhibition on welfare schemes and development programmes to mark the birthday fete of Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

Collector Anil Kumar inaugurated the photo exhibition at the RTC bus stand in Puttaparthi today.

The exhibition will be on till November 23. DPRO P Thimmappa, Penugonda Sub-Collector Praveen Kumar and other officials were also present.


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