Revered Gurujee Dr. C.B. Satpathy has been Honored as “Building Bridges across the Nations” at Seattle

Seattle, 27th September,2012:WASITRAC ( Washington State India Trade Relation Action Committee) presented  Guruji  Dr. Chandrabhanu Satpathy ji with the “Building Bridges Across the Nations award” on Thursday, Sept 27th, 2012 at the Intiman  Playhouse, Seattle Center  for his immense contributions in connecting the whole world though his literary excellence and humanitarian endeavors. The event was celebrated as part of the opening reception of firstWashington state summit on US-India Trade.  Mr. Debadutta Dash and Mr. H. Habib Co-Chair of Wasitrac hosted the event. 

On this occasion, the City ofSeattlerecognized Guruji’s contribution in spreading the message of humanism, purity, love, compassion and tolerance as taught by Shi Shirdi Sai Baba. The recognition from the office of the mayor, city ofSeattle, Mike McGinn was delivered by Mr. Thao Tran.  Further,  Lt. Gov.  Brad Owen recognized Guruji on behalf of state ofWashingtonnoting that the message Guruji brings to the world comes at a time when events should cause us to reflect upon the need for greater humanity and compassion as taught by Guruji.  The State ofWashingtoninvited Guruji  to return toSeattlemany more times to celebrate Shirdi Sai movement.

Consul General N. Parthasarathi and Washington State Lt. Gov. Brad Owen were the guest of honors and chief guest respectively who addressed the gathering on this occasion.  Consul General congratulated Guruji for the award and wished him more such awards in future. This was followed by cultural program Indian dance and music and than of Pacific Islanders.

Speaking on occasion Brad Owen offered assistance to help Indians in all their needs.  The program was also attended by a high level delegation from the state ofAssam,Indiacomprising of senior civil servants.

Accepting the award, Guruji Shri Chandrabhanu Satpathyji emphasized the need of involving cultural, educational and need based initiatives among nations to build better bridges and fill gaps. He further said, that the gaps can be filled by encompassing two vital principles in addition to existing models in planning ventures at all levels, first is to create happiness in the people involved in the processes; and second is to ensure maximum happiness among the maximum number of people for the maximum period of time for those who will benefit by the venture.

He acknowledged the influence of spiritual perfect master Shri Shirdi Sai in his life.  In his closing remark he thanked the organizers, City ofSeattleand state of Washingtonfor the honor.

Christine Gregoire, Governor State of Washington andSecretary of State,United States, Hillary Clinton and Kiran Ahuja, Execute Director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders sent best wishes and congratulatory messages for the event.

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