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Celebrating the 75th Republic Day: Sri Madhusudan Sai’s Vision for a Spiritually Thriving India

Celebrating the 75th Republic Day: Sri Madhusudan Sai's Vision for a Spiritually Thriving India

Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli, January 26, 2024:

On the occasion of the 75th Republic Day, Sri Madhusudan Sai addressed the students enrolled in the Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Gurukulam Group of Institutions, sharing his insights and emphasising the crucial role of spirituality and culture in India’s progress.

Reflecting on the essence of Republic Day, Sri Madhusudan Sai juxtaposed it with Independence Day, asserting that while the latter marks India’s liberation from colonial rule, the former signifies the enactment of India’s Constitution, serving as the guiding light for our journey towards true freedom and self-governance.

“The Constitution of India, incorporated and implemented on this day, gives us the vision, the guidance, the do’s and don’ts of self-governance,” he emphasised, underscoring its pivotal role in shaping our collective destiny.

Drawing parallels between the values enshrined in the Constitution and the ethos of Indian culture, Sri Madhusudan Sai spoke of the importance of living by these values in our daily lives. He reiterated that the true celebration of Republic Day lies in our commitment to upholding the principles of justice, equality, and fraternity, fostering an inclusive society where every individual’s welfare is paramount.

Highlighting the persistent challenges despite 75 years of independence, Sri Madhusudan Sai called for collective action to address societal inequalities, ensuring every citizen has access to basic necessities such as food, education, and healthcare. “We must not leave the task of nation-building solely to our leaders but actively participate in the process by providing opportunities to all,” he urged, stressing the role of every individual in contributing positively to the nation’s development.

India, he asserted, is the soul of the world, holding a unique position with its cultural philosophy of vasudhaiva kutumbakam – one world, one family, accentuating the interconnectedness of all beings. He implored everyone to embody the selfless and sacrificial spirit of Indian culture, considering the welfare of all before oneself. India has survived for centuries due to its spiritual culture, where everyone is considered as their own.

Expressing concern for the cultural erosion in contemporary education, Sri Madhusudan Sai spoke of the critical role of his educational institutions in imparting the depth and beauty of Indian spirituality. He urged students to embrace and uphold these cultural values as they form the soul of the country and the world. He envisioned a future where India’s soft power, rooted in its spiritual heritage, would serve as a beacon of hope and inspiration for humanity. “In upholding our cultural and spiritual heritage lies our greatest responsibility,” he affirmed, encouraging the youth to imbibe these values and become torchbearers of positive change in society.

Sri Madhusudan Sai said that the only answer to all the problems in the world is Indian spirituality. When you love and respect each other because you know everybody is divine, you do not want to hurt or harm anyone. Instead, you find ways to help and serve all. This is the only solution to all the problems in the world. And this solution can be provided through the right kind of education, like the education he is providing in his institutions. This is the working model of Ram Rajya.

In a call to action, Sri Madhusudan Sai encouraged students to contribute positively to the nation’s development by practicing gratitude and offering solutions to prevalent issues.

Concluding with a vision for the future, Sri Madhusudan Sai envisioned his students becoming leaders, establishing institutions that shelter and inspire others, and spreading India’s spiritual culture globally.

As Sri Madhusudan Sai congratulated and blessed the audience on the sacred occasion of Republic Day, he left them with a clear message: to learn, absorb, and integrate the values into their characters, ensuring a brighter and spiritually richer future for India and the world.