Having the Lord's Darshan and listening
to His Divine message has always been our fondest dream.
In the distant future we will be able to live this dream,
irrespective of the physical distance between Him and
us. The inauguration of new Sri Sathya Sai Information
Technology Center by Swami, on the 14th of August, was
the first step towards realizing this dream.
in the first floor of the old shopping complex, adjacent
to Prashanti Digital Studio, this IT center will serve
as the origin for live video and audio web streaming
to bring the Lord and His message to devotees, during
major festivals, world over.
The Sri Sathya Sai Information Technology Center was
set up by the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, with active
support from the TVS Group of companies, a leading automobile
and electronics manufacturer in India.
this center will act as a central hub facilitating connectivity
between various Sri Sathya Sai Institutions for information
exchange and knowledge sharing. Through the video conferencing
facility, doctors in the Sri Sathya Sai Hospitals in
Prashanti Nilayam and Bangalore can discuss treatment
protocols for rare cases and complicated surgical procedures.
Moreover, students in all campuses of the University
can access information from other libraries, attend
virtual classrooms with experts on the other end and
conduct collaborative research. All this is made possible
with the SAI Wide Area Network, a heterogeneous network
platform consisting of a 2MBPS fiber optic backbone
and a V-SAT back up that connects the Institutions.
On the 14th August, Swami arrived at the IT Center at
7:30 am and was welcomed with Vedic Chanting by students
from the University.
lighted the lamp to mark the inauguration of the Center
and proceeded to bless the various sections of the Center.
Sri Venu Srinivasan (Chairman, TVS Motors) and Sri Gopal
Srinivasan (Chairman, TVS Electronics) explained to
Bhagawan about the various facilities at the Center:
the Server Rooms, the Development Area and the Conference
then saw a presentation on the role of the Center, to
bring in "Transformation through Information".
It was followed by a live demonstration of a video conference
between the cardiac surgeons and cardiologists of the
two Super-specialty Hospitals in Prasanthi Nilayam and
Bangalore. Bhagawan watched the doctors from the two
hospitals discuss the surgical and medical aspects of
a rare cardiac case (Aorta- Right Atrial Tunnel), while
the doctors felt blessed to have Swami with them during
doctors were able to not only discuss the rare case,
but also get a Darshan of their Lord.
Indeed, a promise
of purposes that can be achieved
and Blessings that can be received, in the days to follow!