On 23rd Nov 2023, the Governor of Jharkhand – C. P. Radhakrishnan, visited Sathya Sai Grama at Muddenahalli. The day coincided with Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s 98th Birth Anniversary celebrations & 7th Sri Sathya Sai Awards for Human Excellence – honouring individuals exemplifying a life of service and sacrifice. This year’s theme was “Rural Upliftment – Women of Excellence”.
Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai, in his keynote address, lauded these women for their selfless hard work, and the impact they have made in their communities. He urged the world to celebrate and learn from such examples. Most of India which we call Bharat, lives in rural areas. The divide between urban and rural populations need to decrease in terms of facilities, amenities & opportunities. A developed nation means rural India needs to develop with every citizen of this country having access to education, healthcare & nutrition and all other social needs that a person deserves.
The Chief Guest, the honourable C. P. Radhakrishna, Governor of Jharkhand, expressed his delight at the ceremony and commended the remarkable work for recognising and honouring the little unknown great women of our nation. He said he understands today the true meaning of the word “Amazing”. The reason being people are provided here with free nutrition, healthcare and education without any discrimination in caste, creed or colour or gender. This organisation is showing the world how to serve to serve the society in the best possible way.
By being the Governor of Jharkhand, he said he recognises malnutrition is the biggest problem of Jharkhand state which is not only the problem of this state alone, but the problem of the poor wherever they live. He further stated that Sadguru Madhusudhan Sai, who is also the founder of Annapoorna Trust understood this well. He visited the SaiSure Nutraceutical facility which supplies SaiSure health supplement to Annapoorna Trust and said, ‘This facility is kept spick and span along with the metal detector to detect the presence of metal contaminants in food and dietary supplement products. It is producing malt and millet-based products in the best possible way.’ He requested Sadguru Madhusudhan Sai for one more Nutraceutical facility to be established in Jharkhand state and he is willing to provide all needed support as Governor of state in making this possible. He finally concluded his talk by stating that he is travelling the length and breadth of Jharkhand state to understand the extent of malnutrition and other real problems the state is facing. Only then will he be able to govern or facilitate change for the good of society.