Inauguration of SAAM Room
31 AUGUST 2023

A new facility (Room No. 005) with a seating capacity for about 30 persons and including necessary wherewithal for online transmission, for discussing and disseminating teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, was inaugurated on 31 August 2023. The venue has been named Sri Aurobindo Adhyayan Manch (SAAM) . The inaugural function began with lighting of lamp by Tara Didi, followed by invocation for the divine Presence by Dr. Mithu Pal. Thereafter, Shri Prashant Khanna, who conducts several sessions every week throughout the year on Sri Aurobindo’s Essays on the Gita and Savitri, spoke for about 10 minutes and thanked Tara Didi for approving, and Pranjal Jauhar for executing the renovation required for creating the SAAM. He also remarked that his sessions would not only facilitate understanding of Sri Aurobindo’s works but will also lead to greater appreciation as pieces of literature – mystic poetry, and prose that is poetic in its expression. Subsequently, Tara Didi read passages from Mother’s prayer of 30 March 1914, in which She had given the assurance that the darkness in the world would be transformed into light because Sri Aurobindo (“He whom we saw yesterday”) was here on earth. In conclusion, Dr. Ramesh Bijlani, who anchored the program, made a few apt remarks based on the Mother’s quote, “To know is good, to live is better, to be, that is perfect.” The function ended with silent meditation and distribution of prasad.

Several copies of the book, blessing packets, and momentoes were distributed by Tara Didi.