HE is coming to you… Soon!...
Inauguration of new Sri
Sathya Sai Information Technology Center by Swami, on the 14th of
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 Room.
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 this discussion.
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!
E-Magazine, 31 August 2003