Tuesday, September 18, 2018
To form a fraternity comprising of all former students, that strives towards a common goal of living up to the standards of Sai principles by being an integral part of the school and its activities and to achieve in unity, the goals of service and love for all, at all times

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Just like the flower grows from a bud and blossoms, fighting against all the odds that it faces in the form of heat, cold and the wind, our organization, Students of Sai (SOS), has gone through all these stages, surviving all the odds that it faced from time to time. From a mere thought to a complete reality, it has grown from strength to strength into this worldwide network of old students. If it were not for the idea (the bud), there wouldnít have been SOS (the flower) at all.

The idea was lingering in the hearts of every old student that attended the numerous farewell ceremonies and school days. This idea remained latent for a while and did not kickoff immediately since we were all too young and naÔve to realize what we could do. Again, like the flower that just cannot stop blossoming when it is time in the right season, the idea began to materialize. Some of us got together and started to collect the addresses of all available alumni, without any clue to what would happen next and how big all this would turn into. We requested our Principal for permission and she welcomed the idea wholeheartedly and gave us all the help we needed.

We decided to arrange a meeting for all the old students. We got in touch with the school captains of successive batches and instructed them to make sure all their friends attended the meet. The only goal we had was that we should all meet and the only hope was that some positive outcome would emerge from the meeting. God works His ways in His own special way and to everyoneís surprise, we got more than a hundred old students for our first meet but all that we had were two packs of Marie biscuits and thatís what we all shared. We all gathered in the circular verandah of our school. The function was formal, attended by principal madam and a few teachers. Madam spoke about her vision of such an association and then, after formal introductions of all the students, she declared the association as the Sathya Sai Vidhya Vihar Old Students Association.

We then discussed our next task. Suddenly, so many things were happening and it was a completely novel experience for all of us. We never even thought about the need to be more organized and systematic since we never expected the response to be as overwhelming as it was. By accident of fate or purpose, the bud seemed to have formed by now.

That day ---- was really the day the bud started to show up. But hold on, the best was yet to come

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