Monday, January 24, 2005

Sathya Sai Ganga

SaiRam All,

Last night (23rd Jan 2005) there was a special telecast on Sanskar TV on
the Sathya Sai Ganga reaching Chennai. It was a 45 minutes telecast that
started with the reasons behind the water problems in the city of
Chennai. In 1983, work started on Telugu Ganga project under which water
from the Krishna river would be sent in the Telugu ganga canal and
quench the thirst of Chennaites. Canal was done, but there was immense
loss of water due to seepage and evaporation, so much so, less than a
third of water that left Andhra reached Chennai.

In 2001 January, Bhagawan made a dramatic declaration at the Anniversary
function of the Sri Sathya Sai Super Speciality Hospital at Whitefield,
Bangalore. In that Swamy said "In Madras, there has been an acute
shortage of drinking water. The rich have been able to buy water in
tankers, but the poor have been suffering. I have decided to provide
drinking water to Madras. No matter how difficult it is, how expensive
it is, it shall be done". Soon, the central trust swung into action and
made a plan of concrete lining the canal which till then was just a
drain. 4000 people worked day and night. This has been very well
documented elsewhere. And water was released on 23rd November, on 79th
birthday of our dearest Lord. And the water reached TN on 27th November
which was the birthday of Swamy as per the Telugu calendar.

I think, we all must think about what Swamy has accomplished here. It is
very easy to explain it away as an act of the Divine. But I have known
that Swamy has been very busy in the last 2/3 years, and personally
taking note of the progress of the project and guiding everyone.
Everybody in this land must think what made Sathya Sai Baba do this?
There was no written request whatsoever from anyone in Madras! If
someone finds the right answer to this, it will be this -- that HE loves
the humanity and for its welfare, HE will do anything.

Let us keep in mind this great job done and also realise our
responsibility towards the society.

Jai Sai Ram


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