Category: Zone 8

Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

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Feeding the Needy in Zone 8

Over 200 SSIO volunteers from 49 cities across Zone 8, came together in mid-March to lovingly serve over 1,080 people. In Russia, Sai volunteers served porridge with gravy along with tea and sweets to more than 720 people. In Ukraine, 38 Sai volunteers served more…

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Feeding the hungry in Kyrgyzstan

In mid-March 2020, SSIO volunteers in Kyrgyzstan lovingly served vegetarian pilaf (rice with vegetables and spices) and vegetable salad to 20 people at a local shelter for the homeless. The volunteers also read spiritual verses to lift up the spirits of those who were sick….

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Meeting of Zone 8 Countries

In late February 2020, more than 30 people attended the annual meeting of the SSIO of Zone 8 in the Leningrad Region. Representative of each country and region of the SSIO discussed their accomplishments as well as challenges faced. The evening programme included devotional songs,…

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Mahashivaratri Celebration in Kazakhstan

Mahashivaratri was observed in Kazakhstan by more than 70 people in six cities. The programme began with a pre-recorded talk by Dr. Narendranath Reddy, Chairman, SSIO on the significance of Mahashivarathri. The participants also watched films about Sri Sathya Sai Baba, which stressed the importance…

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Conference of the Northwest Region of Russia

In early February 2020, 55 SSIO members from five cities in Northwest Russia attended the 19th Conference of the northwest region. The theme of the conference was “Unity is Divinity – Purity is Enlightenment”. SSIO activities during 2019 were reviewed through music, video, games, and…

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National Conference in Belarus

In early March 2020, 24 people from seven cities in Belarus and Russia attended the 22nd National Conference in Belarus, themed “Unity is Divinity – Purity is Enlightenment “. The venue was located in a picturesque pine forest. The participants shared examples of SSIO activities…

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Mahashivaratri Celebrations in Russia

More than 40 people from seven Russian cities celebrated Mahashivarathri during the night of 21–22 February 2020. The evening began with a pre-recorded video talk by Dr. Narendranath Reddy, Chairman, SSIO on the significance of Mahashivarathri, followed by chanting mantras and singing devotional songs. In…

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Youth Conference in Kazakhstan

In early January 2020, Young Adults from four cities in Kazakhstan gathered for the 10th Youth Conference with the theme “Unity is Divinity; Purity is Enlightenment”. Local SSIO leaders welcomed the guests, providing glimpses of how the conference began many years ago. The two-day conference…

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Love All Serve All Sathya Sai Baba
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