President of India visits Sri M’s Ashram in

 President of India visits Sri M’s Ashram in 


Madanapalle (prajaamaravathi), Andhra Pradesh on 7th Feb 2021



The Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind visited The Satsang Foundation Ashram on Sunday 7th Feb 2021 for a private interaction with Sri M – Spiritual Teacher, Social reformer and Educationist, based in Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh


The Satsang Foundation was founded by Sri M in 1994 on the principles of Service, Community welfare, and Welfare of all living beings. The foundation has been contributing towards the all-round and holistic improvement of today’s society through its initiatives in the Education, Health & Environment sectors.


The President began his visit by spending personal time with Sri M at the Sri Guru Babaji’s shrine. The Hon’ble President went on to inaugurate the Yogashala of the Bharat Yoga Vidya Kendra and interacted with the students of the first Yoga Teacher Training program being held at the premises.


The President appreciated the fact that students had come to Madanapalle from all corners of the country for the course.


The President remarked that when he heard about Sri M, he requested him to teach Kriya Yoga and found that it was a comprehensive and holistic discipline for the elevation of the mind as well as to keep physically fit. He said Yoga would always be of great help in meeting the daily challenges of life in all spheres.


The President also said that the most important aspect of learning Yoga was creating a healthy mind in a healthy body as well as being able to explore deeper aspects of consciousness.


During the walking tour of the ashram, the Hon’ble President attended the Aarti at the Temple on the premises and planted a Peepal tree.


Thereafter, The President unveiled the foundation stone of Swaasthya Hospitals, an initiative of The Satsang Foundation. Sri M has conceptualised this 38 bed hospital to provide affordable and quality health care to the semi-urban and rural population of Madanapalle including the students, staff, family members, and Sugali tribal community from nearby villages.


Lastly, the Hon’ble President interacted with the students and teachers of The Satsang Vidyalaya – a free school which has been providing holistic development, high quality education, nutrition, and healthcare services to the children of marginalised communities in Madanapalle since 1991.


After partaking a South Indian meal prepared in-house by the Satsang kitchens, the Hon’ble President departed for Sadum, in Andhra Pradesh to visit and address the students and teachers of The Peepal Grove School, co-educational, residential and alternative school, Founded by Sri M and inaugurated by the then President of India, Dr. Abdul J Kalam in December 2006.