Over 70 Sathya Sai devotees attended the Mahashivaratri celebrations in Cuba. The event commenced on the evening of 28th February 2014 with devotional songs, meditation and films about Bhagawan and lasted through the night. The Indian Ambassador to Cuba, accompanied by his family, attended the event. Read More
About 55 Sathya Sai devotees attended the Mahashivaratri celebration at the Patission Sathya Sai Centre in Athens on 28th February. Short presentations and updates were given on construction and restoration of houses, blood donations, devotional, spiritual and youth activities, as well as on the latest local Sathya Sai Organisation websites.
On the evening of 13th February 2014, Mount Kelud – an active volcano in East Java, Indonesia – erupted violently, spewing stones, gravel and sand. Volcanic ash reached distances of over 200 km, causing several regional airports to shut down and forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people to safer areas. Read More
In February 2014, heavy rains and storms caused unprecedented flooding in many areas in southern UK, displacing a large number of people. Sathya Sai devotees across the country rallied together to donate blankets, duvets, sleeping bags, bottled water, biscuits, nuts, crisps, body wipes, disinfectants, brushes and other essential goods, which were collected at the Sathya Sai Relief Hubs in London and Leicester. Read More
On 15th February and 12th March 2014, the Institute of Sathya Sai Education held its first two-day training for volunteers serving at the Humanitas General Hospital in Rozzano, near Milan. The Humanitas Foundation manages 200 volunteers committed to supporting patients and families at the hospital. The training involved the leaders of 13 volunteer groups and covered topics on service, spirituality and Education in Human Values. The training was highly appreciated by the participants and the Humanitas Foundation board alike, and one-day follow-up seminars were planned to train all remaining volunteers.
On 9th February 2014, 20 Sathya Sai volunteers, including 15 youth from the Bella Vista Sai Centre in Santo Domingo, cleaned up 500 square metres of a beach called Guibia, near Santo Domingo. The trash collected was removed by a truck.
On 8th February 2014, 239 Sathya Sai devotees and others attended a play titled “Sant Meera” at the Sathya Sai Mandir in Dubai. The two-hour programme depicting the life of Saint Meera was presented beautifully by 13 SSE children, through song, dance and dialogue. Read More
The Latin American Congress of the Sathya Sai International Organisation (SSIO) was held in San Luis Potosí, México, 7th – 9th February 2014. About 125 Sathya Sai devotees from 23 countries of Latin America, USA, Spain and India, alongside 120 devotees from Mexico, attended the event. Read More
On 1st February 2014, a group of 15 Sathya Sai volunteers from Athens distributed 35 bags of food and medicines to needy families in Perama. They also distributed firewood to six indigent families. During the same weekend, a Sathya Sai volunteer paediatrician visited 15 families and examined 22 children. The volunteer also distributed food and clothes to 16 families. Read More