1962 East-West Gathering
50th Anniversary Commemoration Programme at Meherabad 1st – 4th November 2012
Avatar Meher Baba P.P.C. Trust is happy to announce about the 50th Anniversary Commemoration Programme at Meherabad of the 1962 East-West Gathering between 1st and 4th November 2012. Baba lovers all over the world are kindly requested to let us know of their inclination to participate in this programme at their earliest possible convenience. This will help us to make the necessary arrangements. Also, we would like to specially request those lovers who participated in the 1962 East-West Gathering to kindly share their experiences of 1962 during the 2012 programme by personally attending the 50th Anniversary Commemoration. Those lovers who for some reason are not able to personally attend are kindly requested to send a brief written account of their experiences for publication in the 50th Anniversary Commemoration Volume, which the Trust is planning to bring forth. Since this is going to be a big programme, its preparations have started in right earnest and cooperation from all of you is solicited. The details of the programme will be posted in subsequent announcements. The venue will be Meherabad, and the dates will be between the 1st and 4th November 2012. The programme will include sharing of experiences by those who attended the 1962 East-West Gathering, a special film on the East-West Gathering, plays and skits, musical presentations, and an exhibition.
Meher Baba Centres are requested to make some special presentation of music, play, skit, or dialogue (like Bhurrakatha presented by Telugu group in Baba’s presence, which you might have seen in the 1962 film), etc., for this occasion for which extra time can be alloted, but the presentation should be based on some episode of the 1962 East-West Gathering. Centres are expected to inform the organisers at an early date of their inclination for giving some special presentation. The maximum time limit for such presentations will be 50 minutes. It should be noted that this commemorative programme would be organised in the amphitheatre opposite to Baba’s Samadhi on Meherabad Hill, and all these programmes are under the broad daylight sun, so the presentations should be evolved accordingly. At the amphitheatre, the films cannot be shown, since the programme timings are between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., during which it is not possible to screen any film. However, films can be shown after the evening arti for which only two slots are available. There can be only four film showings on four days of the programme, out of which two days are already reserved for the film which the organisers are making for this occasion. The other two evenings can be alloted to those centres which may be interested in making some special film for this occasion. The centres are therefore requested to kindly send a short synopsis of the intended film, so that a slot can be alloted to those films which are most appropriate for this occasion. The film itself can be submitted one month before the programme, but the synopsis of the intended film may be submitted at the earliest possible date. Note: All presentations except the films will be during the daytime and the film screenings will be after evening arti between 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Please contact hill.library[ at] ambppct.org or Urmilla and Gokaran Shrivastava, Librarians, Meherabad Hill Library of A.M.B.P.P.C. Trust, Post Meherabad, Ahmednagar, (MS) India 414 006, phone 0241-2548473.
Meherabad Hill Library
17th March 2011