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Special Aradhana Mahotsavam Event in South Africa

On 24th April 2016, more than 10,000 Sathya Sai devotees flocked to Chatsworth Stadium in Durban, South Africa, to participate in a Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam event, a day of remembering Sathya Sai Baba. The day commenced with the procession of a golden chariot, following the tradition of Prasanthi Nilayam. After the opening ceremonies, distinguished guests shared messages of love. The Guest of Honour, the Honourable Senzo Mchunu, Premier of the province of KwaZulu-Natal, referred to the white dress of SSIO members as signifying purity and goodness. In an inspiring speech, he encouraged everyone Read More

National Youth Workshop in Mauritius

About 120 youth from Sathya Sai Centres and Groups around the island attended a Sathya Sai National Youth Orientation Workshop on 10th January 2016 at Anandam, La Caverne, in the town of Vacoas, conducted by the SSIO National Youth Advisor, National Young Adult Representative, and President of the National Council of Mauritius. The National Youth Advisor stated the workshop’s intention of enabling youth leaders to develop an action plan for 2016. In addition to highlighting the goals of the SSIO of Mauritius, she highlighted the purpose of the Young Adult Forum, comprised of media, cultural, and sports units. The President of the National Council then discussed the upcoming Sathya Sai World Youth Festival, to take place in July 2016 in Prasanthi Nilayam, India, being organised to encourage young people to celebrate the joy of being a Sai Youth and to preserve and promote Swami’s teachings and legacy. He observed that about 300 Mauritian youth were expected to attend the festival. The National Youth Adult Representative exhorted everyone to earnestly practice the Sadhana of Love in preparation for the festival. Youth leaders and SSIO members then held workshops to develop a national youth action plan, which was presented in the afternoon, followed by a panel discussion.

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Medical Clinic in Botswana

The SSIO of Botswana has operated the Sathya Sai Baba Free Medical Clinic, every Sunday for the past eight years. An eye clinic is also offered twice a month for examinations and providing of spectacles, and a dental clinic is held monthly, on Sundays. In 2014, 21 medical professionals, assisted by 30 volunteers and 3 translators, treated 3,126 patients and dispensed medicines. The eye clinic attracts needy patients from remote locations. In 2014, opticians distributed Read More

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Cataract Surgeries in Kenya

For the third consecutive year, the Sathya Sai Centre in Mombasa, in cooperation with other charitable organisations, arranged cataract surgeries for rural community residents. Volunteers screened 218 potential patients and identified 17 needy people for cataract surgery. Read More