By ‘lighting the lamp’ Shree Swamiji inaugurated the annual celebration functions of Shree Gurudeva Seva Balaga, Mumbai and Shree Vajramatha Mahila Vikasa Kendra, Mumbai at Radha Bai T.Bhandary Auditorium, Bantara Bhavana, Kurla-Mumbai. In his inaugural address, Shree Swamiji preached that “To lead a meaningful & successful life, one has to be closely associated with Dharma. Today’s youth or younger generations have become blind followers of western culture, neglecting the very essence of human life and there is a need to spread the concept of Dharma among the youth”.
Further he also added, our heart should be like an ocean which purifies water by disposing off oceanic waste materials. By following Dharma and by moral thoughts, we should purify ourselves. Life also gets purified when such seva programmes are functioned collectively bringing all people together. At present the responsibilities of Shree Gurudeva Seav Balaga and Shree Vejramatha Mahila Vikasa Kendra, Mumbai-are being carried over by the existing office-bearers without any change.
The welcome speech by the president of the seva balaga Sri Kadandale parari Prakash L.Shetty Advocate was followed by prayer song by Sadhvi Shree Mathanandamayee. In his presidential welcome speech, Sri Prakash L.Shetty assured that, Shree Swamiji’s devotees of Mumbai shall always co-operate & co-ordinate in the present & future development of Shree Samsthanam.
Dr. Suneetha Shetty, a senior scholar said “Shree Swamiji has taken all the pain & pleasure in maintainig Dharma among people, at Shree Kshethra Odiyoor, he maintains that there is no difference between the rich and the poor; caste or creed, , all are equal in the eyes of Shree Swamiji.
The president of Bunts Sangha - Sri Aikala Hareesh Shetty; Vice president of Bunts Legal Association Sri Padmanabha S.Payyade, Karnataka Rajyothsava award winner Sri R.K. Shetty, The secretary of BSKB Association of Sion zonal committee Sri Balachandra Rao, The president of Bhandary Mahamandala Sri Kadandale Suresh Bhandary, The president of Shree Gurudeva Seva Blaga, Pune Sri Narayana K.Shetty, the secretary of Shre Gurudeva Seva Balaga Nasik Sri Rathnakara Shetty, the vice-president of Mumbai Balaga Sri Chandrahasa M.Rai, Tresurer Sri Bhoja K.Shetty, the president of Shree Vajramatha Mahila Vikasa Kendra Smt Revathi Vamayya Shetty were present. Meritorious students from different categories were rewarded and awarded. Donors and Mega donors were identified and greeted for their contribution.
In the afternoon at 3.00pm ‘Shree Odiyoor Kshethra Mahathme’ yakshagana, written by Sri Tharanatha Vorkady and sponcered by Smt and Sri Vamayya B.Shetty was performed by well-known artists of Dakshina Kannada District. The Bunts Bhavan, where yakshagana programme was held was over crowded by Shree Swamiji’s devotees.
Sri Gurukiran well-known Kannada films music director, the office bearers of various co-operative institutions, businessmen and social workers of Mumbai, had a great opprtunity to participate in the function and enjoy yakshagana programme along with Shree Swamiji and Sadhvi Shree Mathanandamayee.
Shree Swamiji and Shree Mathanandamayee also participated in various public functions at Vikhroli, Sion, Borivili- Mumbai; Bhyndar, Kalyan and Thane of Thana District also at Navimumbai organized by Shree Guru devotees. Shree Swamiji preached one and all with blessings.