Despite the pronouncements about the activities in connection with the upcoming “birthday celebrations” (see Radio Sai Harmony website and saibabaofindia.com) the only remotely significant person they could drag up to attend the birthday function this year is the governor of Tamil Nadu. Gone are the days when PMs and Presidents, starts of screen and stage could be trumpeted as visitors. Why have they all lost interest? It is no mystery to those who read these blogs, at least! The waste of public money and donations continues nonetheless… 800 police personnel paid for by the public, with the Sai authorities using funds to spruce up the village, funds surely donated by well-meaning but misguided followers for relieving suffering, aiding the poor, improving health care and education.
Visitors to Puttaparthi always had to queue endlessly to get to darsan (obeying bossy servitors’ every command), then sit on the ground and wait endlessly for Sathya Sai Baba to deign to appear. Then he would repeatedly say to the crowd wanting interviews or whatever “Wait, Wait, Wait”. Now there is nothing whatever to wait for, even less than before!
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