In some remote parts of Nepal, people have to travel long distances for drinking water. The SSIO of Nepal has completed several community drinking water projects to alleviate this hardship. The foundation stone for such a project was laid on Avatar Declaration Day, 20th October 2013, and the facility was formally opened on 7th June 2014. Sathya Sai volunteers provided 1,214 days of labour for laying 12,000 metres of pipe to bring water to 335 needy families in a sparsely populated hilly area.
The local villagers also voluntarily took part in the project and started greeting everyone with “Sai Ram.” About 20 local youth and adults learnt to sing bhajans and participated in devotional singing since construction began in March 2014. As a sign of Bhagawan’s blessing, streaks of Vibhuti (holy ash) appeared on the hair of one of His photos at the altar of the local Sai Centre.