The Divine graced us with His Presence at Seth M.R. Jaipuria School, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow on the 3rd of April, 2023. We had the incredible honour of receiving Sri Aurobindo’s relics at school on this day, for them to be enshrined on the 4th.
Our Vice Chairperson, Mrs. Anjali Jaipuria along with our Principal, Mrs. Promini Chopra brought the relics inside the school premises for the ‘darshan’. The students, teachers, parents and devotees then paid their respects and meditated in the calming presence of the Divine.
4th April marked a monumental occasion as the enshrinement of Sri Aurobindo’s relics took place in the Meditation Room of the school on this day.
The ‘darshan’ of the relics was followed by meditation on the Mother’s organ music. Mrs. Anjali Jaipuria, addressed everyone and explained the significance of the date and time of enshrinement, as it was on 4th April, 1910 that Sri Aurobindo arrived in Pondicherry at 4pm.
The enshrinement ceremony was commenced by Mrs. Jaipuria – representative of the Founders, our Principal, Mrs. Promini Chopra – the school representative, Mrs. Sarita Saraf, Author (sadhak), Mr. Arvind Kumar, Retd. IAS, Advisor to the Chief Minister, U.P., Nandini Bansal, class 10 – representative of Navsrijan, Saransh Mishra, class 11 – student representative of Seth M.R. Jaipuria School, Gomti Nagar, and representatives of the followers of Sri Aurobindo in Lucknow – Dr. Vinod Solanki, Retd. HOD of English, Deen Dayal Upadhyay University, Gorakhpur (sadhak), Dr. Meeta Bisen, Proprietor cum Teacher, Ascend Academy, Lucknow (sadhak) and Mr. Krishna Nanda Sinha, Retd. Govt. Employee (sadhak).
After the sealing of the shrine, all the students, parents, teachers, staff members and devotees sat down together to meditate. It was an overwhelming experience for all who graced the sublime occasion with their presence.