On this very auspicious Sankranti day, those who want to rise from this limited human consciousness; these are the time(s) which are most appropriate to undertake spiritual austerities and practices. When things are done at the right time, they yield the right results. Sankranti (is) one such time where if we undertake good spiritual auspicious activities they are bound to succeed. They are bound to bless us with prosperity, harmony, peace and spiritual upliftment. Today also is a very auspicious beginning of the Veda Gurukulam. On the other side we also are working towards developing a state-of-the-art medical facility. If you look at our scriptures only two professions have been worshipped, One is Acharya Devo Bhava and the other is Vaidyo Narayana Hari. Do you know why? Because God is selfless. That’s why God is worshipped. God does not expect anything in return.

With the passage of time both have become commodities, been bought and sold recklessly. We must stand up for our Indian ideal, which is to ensure that education and healthcare is provided free of cost to everybody. Only then this country will prosper. Old roots and the new shoots both have to come to come together. Apara vidya is necessary to solve the problems of the world. But without Para vidya, Apara vidya is blind. I would like to see a day when the entire system of education covers the gamut of all knowledge. All that is possible and nurtured should be learnt and taught here. I am hoping that our children who are studying in these Gurukulams with Veda Gurukulam, Vidya Gurukulam or the Vaidya Gurukulam; are going to take up this idea of Indian thought, sharing education with everyone, helping everyone. Be rest assured, if you do good that good will protect you there will be nothing less in your life.

Here onwards Sathya Sai Mission of Health Care will now focus largely on the preventive side of medicine; prevent disease from happening. It is a great responsibility what happens to the country what happens to the world. The times to come, it largely depends on what our graduates from our university do in the future. And without exception each one of you have to take up this responsibility. There is no choice. This is gift, this is an opportunity that’s come up come your way. Take it with great pride, also humility, with great honor that you are going to work alongside God. We look forward to a year which is going to be much more healthier, happier, prosperous than the previous year and nobody have sorrow. Gratitude to all the people who make our lives easy, who have ma(d)e our lives comfortable. The one who lives with gratitude alone knows the true value of life. We all must develop this gratitude for each other.