Sathya Sai Baba’s Birthday was celebrated by about 100 people at the Sai Prema Centre in the City of Markopoulo. A newly published book, the Greek translation of Sathyam Sivam Sundaram, Vol. 2, with a map showing sites visited by Sai Baba between 1962 and 1968, was unveiled. The morning programme opened with a short video titled “The Message of the Lord,” followed by devotional singing. Two large birthday cakes displaying the message, “Love All Serve All,” were offered to Sai Baba. After the programme, large quantities of food were packed and distributed to needy families. SSIO members also donated blood at the local hospital, the next day.

Seven SSIO volunteers from Athens visited Mother Teresa’s Mission as part of the Birthday celebrations. Dry food was donated to the Mission, and bags containing chocolate biscuits, candy, and balloons were donated to children ages 1–10. The children’s mothers received personal hygiene kits, nightgowns, costume jewellery, plates, clothes, and toys for the children. The volunteers also entertained the participants with music and singing.

Birthday celebration in Markopoulo, Greece

Clothes for children at Mother Teresa's Mission

Devotees serving children at Mother Teresa's Mission in Athens