On the morning of 12 February 2021, Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai departed to Bangalore airport along with a group of staff, students, and guests, and proceeded to board the short flight to Kalaburgi. Upon landing, Sadguru was welcomed by the University Management team and He was escorted to the Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence campus. As He arrived, Sadguru immediately proceeded to the newly refurbished guesthouse, ‘Sai Vishranti’, which He inaugurated along with His guests. He then retired to His room for lunch and rest.

In the evening, everyone gathered at the prayer hall of the magnificent pentagon building and as melodious bhajans filled the atmosphere, Sadguru descended from His room. The evening Satsang began as Sri A R Manjunath, Pro-Chancellor welcomed Sadguru back to the campus after a gap of almost one year and offered his deep gratitude for blessing the campus staff and students once again. He briefly spoke about the history of the campus and the mission of the Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence as fulfilment of Sri Madiyala Narayana Bhat’s noble vision for upliftment of the nation.

Thereafter, Sri B N Narasimha Murthy, Chancellor of the University addressed the gathering. He recalled the amount of effort that had gone into building this very campus and recollected how the site was when he had first visited the land almost ten years ago in 2012. Sri Narasimha Murthy recounted how he would travel from village to village with Sri Madiyala Narayana Bhat in order to gain support for the institution at Muddenahalli and offered his gratitude to Sadguru for the blessings showered for making the institutions into what they have become today, with the Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence at the helm.

Sadguru then spoke about the importance of the joint efforts of nara and narayana. He said that just as Lord Krishna was the guide and Arjuna had to fight the war, so too, God can only guide and man must make efforts to fulfil the shared vision. Emphasising on selflessness, Sadguru explained that one’s life must be for the sake of others and one must live to serve others as selflessness is most important. If one serves selflessly, the ego slowly disappears until all that remains is God.

The Divine discourse was then followed by a para vidya quiz which saw the participation of four teams made up of younger and older students from different campuses, along with staff members. The quiz brought a lot of joy to Sadguru and everyone gathered, serving as a reminder of all the learning that took place in the last one year. After the quiz, Sadguru graciously blessed all the participants with gifts and after receiving Mangala Arati, retired to His room for dinner and to rest for the evening.