(11 Oct '13)
08-10 Oct, Winterthur, Switzerland – 2013 Europe Yatra
Amma was accorded a warm welcome by her Swiss children on arriving from Helsinki at the Zurich airport. The venue of the program was the same as the last few years at the Eulach Halle in Winterthur. As Amma arrived at the hall, she was given a traditional welcome by the devotees playing a Swiss Alphorn and bells.
During the first evening program Anita Buri, a famous TV personality and former Miss Switzerland officially welcomed Amma to Switzerland. She said, “Amma – all of us thank you for being here. You are able to inspire so many people around the world through your embrace, life and teachings. I sincerely hope that you continue to transform more and more people who will in turn spread your message of love and compassion to others.”
There were some exquisite cultural programs that were held each day, which were thoroughly enjoyed by one and all. Apart from the Western classical music performances by distinguished artists, there was a dance presented by Amma’s children belonging to three generations, offered as a token of gratitude to Amma for having come into their lives. This dance was also offered as their gift to Amma on the occasion of Her 60th Birthday, which was just 10 days before. Another highlight was the Swiss folk songs presented by children again from different age groups, which gave a glimpse of the life in the beautiful Alps and talked about peace, love, and humane virtues.
The Swiss precision and efficiency was seen so clearly in the whole organization of the program. One could see Amma’s teachings clearly reflected in the actions of all the volunteers, “The beauty and charm of selfless love and service should not die away from the face of this earth. The world should know that a life of dedication is possible, that a life inspired by love and service to humanity is possible.”
The next stop is Munich. Prem kin nadiya bahti jaye…..the river of love continues to flow.