Recognizing the role of Dr. Satpathy towards spreading core values of peace, respect and compassion towards all, inherent in Indian Culture and Philosophy, Dr. Satpathy was invited by the US House of Representatives through the House Chaplain, to open the House of Representatives session, on June 24, 2015, as Guest Chaplain with a prayer. This is a unique honour, bestowed upon an Indian Citizen in it’s 228 years of history. In his historic address, Dr. Satpathy highlighted the values of mutual love, sacrifice and humanism as enshrined in Shrimad Bhagvad Gita and propounded by Saints of India
O, Lord, by Your will, we are born in different nations, speak different languages, and follow different religions and cultures; yet we are all Your children and ever grateful for Your love and protection.
Evoke in us pious thoughts and feelings to shun all hatred and violence and become worthy of Your services. Bless our future generations to imbibe this spirit of love, sacrifice, and cooperation
Guide us in following saints like Shirdi Sai Baba, who proclaimed in Hindi “sabka malik ek,” meaning “God is the master of all.” Inspire us, as Your trustees, to nourish and protect the world around us to sustain all life.
Guide us along the ethical and holistic path of self-control, purity of purpose, and dedication enshrined in the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita.
O, Lord, bless this august assembly and this Nation in performing its national and global responsibilities towards furthering the cause of humanity.