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Ubuntu, a South African story of unity in diversity

Here for a 10-day pilgrimage, on 28 September evening, South Africans presented a special musical drama "Ubuntu", which has received many awards in its 9 months tour in South Africa. Ubuntu means I am because you are, you are because I am. It is a story of unity in diversity.

The musical was presented by 356 students from the four Sathya Sai Schools in South Africa along with SSE and Balvikas children. The programme was entwined with eleven musical pieces including a couple of national anthems and folk medleys as well as dance sequences with children wearing traditional costumes and make ups. This included two of Gandhiji's favourite hymns "Vaishnava Jana Tho", composed by the 15th century poet-saint Narsinh Mehta airing attributes of God-Loving Indians and "Raghupathi Raghava Raja Ram".

The finale credited the emergence of democratic South Africa to the blessings of Bhagawan. Graceful children concluded the presentation with an African Medley and a South African Victory Song. The united voice of South Africa was heard echoing "My South Africa, Our South Africa". Children waved colourful flags while swaying to the beats and tunes of traditional instruments

For more pictures and details, visit sssbpt.org/Pages/Prasanthi_Nilayam/ubuntu2010.html.

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