When the President of Indian Republic arrived we were all fresh and charged up with enthusiasm. The President Sri A P J Abdul Kalam along with Gurudev watered the Lakshmitharu plant (See the above picture) to mark the auspicious occasion. The President then presented an action-oriented three-dimensional solution for transforming the world into an enlightened society. He said value based education, religion with spiritual force and economic development to remove poverty would pave way for the enlightened society. The President made us repeat some paragraphs from his speech which touched our hearts. The musicians played .Enthronu Mahanu Baavalau. a fitting tribute to the dignitaries on stage. The pleasant evening continued with cultural programmes presented by the international participants and everyone captured our
hearts. All the three days Gurudev with his captivating smile made all the distinguished guests and spiritual leaders do the talking and remained silent. Even in that silence he could effectively communicate his message of love and affection to all his devotees.
Even though I could watch him only in the large plasma screen I felt so close to him.
We are all really fortunate to have grasped this greatest opportunity and be part of this momentous occasion. Such a magnificent celebration happens once in many life times. .Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. the one world family, celebrated and shared the joy of Gurudev.s unconditional love and service to humanity.