The morning of 14 February saw a continuation of the Chairpersons’ Meeting as all the Heads of Institution, Chairpersons and Post-Graduate students gathered once again for discussions on the next steps of the education mission. Later in the morning, Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai along with the University faculty members joined the meeting where Sri B G Jayaram presented a brief recap of the Chairpersons’ discussions.

Sadguru granted further guidance on how the institutions should proceed and spoke about the National Education Policy 2020. He then elaborated on various aspects of the educational institutions and spent some time answering questions that had arisen during the discussions. The morning session concluded thereafter.

In the early evening, everyone gathered at the volleyball and basketball courts where the students of the campus had prepared to play matches. Sadguru arrived and enthralling matches of volleyball, followed by basketball took place. The teams which consisted of students in Post-Graduate programmes, Undergraduate programmes, the Pre-University College and High School, played with much energy and vigour, giving their all just to bring a smile to their Lord’s face. In these institutions, playing sports is not about competition, winning and losing but rather an exercise in teamwork, cooperation, and good sportsmanship and indeed – the boys demonstrated these qualities in abundance. As the matches came to a close, Sadguru blessed all the team members and after taking group pictures with them, everyone proceeded towards the Prayer Hall for the evening Satsang.

The Satsang began with two Post-Graduate student speakers. The first was Brother Niketan T C. Brother Niketan spoke on the topic of ‘paravidya – as a student, teacher and seeker’. He spoke about how paravidya classes with Sadguru had brought about a change in perspective in his life and about how teaching paravidya to younger students would enable them to possess a better perspective at a younger age. Brother Niketan also spoke about the importance of not only being near to Sadguru, but rather being dear to Him.

The next speaker for the evening was Brother Battu Bhargav Sai, who narrated three short anecdotes on the topic of ‘Organisation as a family’. Brother Bhargav Sai shared through his own experiences how love, compassion, forgiveness, and acceptance are essential for everyone to live as one family. The two inspirational speeches were followed by a scintillating music performance by staff and students from the Department of Music, Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence. Brothers Pranav Kashyap and Srinivas Viswanadha rendered a number of Annamacharya Kirtanas and devotional songs, after which Sadguru expressed His happiness and conveyed that He would personally take care of the music and Vedic studies departments as the world was only created for man to love God and these two departments facilitate the inculcation of such love. He also explained that the only thing that one needs to do on Earth is to love God and be loved by God. All else is unnecessary and avoidable. Sadguru said that only the life of one who has learnt to love God and God alone, is worth living and can be considered successful and all other pursuits and achievements are a sheer waste. Promising to return after a few months, Sadguru brought the session and a wonderful three days to a close. Mangala Arati was offered and Sadguru retired to His residence where He partook dinner along with His guests.

On the morning of 15 February 2021, after profusely blessing the campus staff and students, Sadguru departed from Gulbarga and arrived at Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli in the afternoon.