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“First of all you should understand the significance of celebrating Durgashtami. The inner significance of celebrating festivals is to experience Divinity. This has been the motto of Bharathiyas since ancient times. Every festival is associated with divine feelings and a sacred purpose. But unfortunately people today focus only on external ritualistic practices without trying to understand their inner significance. As a result, the performing of Puja, distribution of Prasadam etc., has become mechanical and artificial. They also do different kinds of Archanas or worships. The types of worship offered are devoid of earnestness and devotion (Shraddha and Bhakti). They all can be termed as meaningless rituals.”




May the Light of Sai illumine every heart and soul on this auspicious Diwali.

Love Peace and Joy to All

Sai Ram




 "A United Family Sadhana " Guidelines by, All India President Shri Nimish Pandya



On the Auspicious Occasion of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's 91st Birthday "A United Family Sadhana " Guidelines by, All India President Shri Nimish Pandya

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Heart to Heart - All India President Report - September 2016
2nd October 2016



The Avatar is far ahead of his times. Swami in his childhood, while studying at Kamalapuram,Swami used to sing one prayer which spoke of Unity of faiths. The message that He wanted to convey was not necessarily to the people of Kamalapuram or its nearby villages, but for the future Indians who will grow in an atmosphere of religious intolerance which will divide the nation into two on the basis of religion. His clarion call in his teens to lead a life on the basis of human values was not meant for the poor and illiterate villagers of Puttaparthi who knew not what Human Value means but had abundance of selfless love in their hearts which they generously gave to one another.

His song on Human values was addressed to the future generations who will lead lives bereft of human values and lead this beautiful planet to the brink of disaster. The Sarva Dharma Stupa at Prashanti of 50ft. height was raised to commemorate the 50th year of the advent of the Avatar and carried the message of Unity of Faiths, which is relevant even to this day and will continue to remain relevant as long as men of different faiths do not cast off their differences and learn to live in peace and brotherhood.

The inspiration to build this Stupa came as a flash of lightening from our beloved Lord, when the devotees from Odisha were visibly shaken by the tumultuous events of April 2011 and the Organization was drawing up programmes involving their mass participation, where they will stop brooding over their loss and march towards building a Sai Samrajya in Odisha, keeping Swami’s 90th birth day in view.

This Stupa is of 36ft height has gained historical importance, as this stands out as the tallest Stupa in Odisha. One more thing to note here is that Temple sculptors from Andhra joined the masons from Odisha to make this dream a reality in record time.

Today the whole of Odisha echoes with the name of Sai and every activity we undertake ensures 100% participation of all devotees and our Organization is emerging as an Organization dedicated to selfless service with an undercurrent of spirituality.

On 6th Sep 2016 (Tuesday), Sri RJ Ratnakar, Trustee, Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust alongwith other dignitaries and office bearers of Odisha inaugurated Sarva Dharma Stupa amidst the spiritual Vedic vibrations.

Sathya Sai Seva Organizations brings into realty, a massive 20,000 Sq ft ‘Satya Sai Ghaat’ on the banks of River Ganga at Rishikesh
Initiative undertaken to provide safety and hygiene access for the tourists and pilgrims including residents and the first Sri Sathya Sai Naam Sankeertan Sammelan to promote young musicians was inaugurated.

Special Guest - Dr.Narendranath Reddy - Chairman, Sri Sathya Sai International Organizations. Inaugurated the ‘Sathya Sai Ghat’ alongwith other dignitaries and office bearers from across India.

All 3 days the procession from Mandir and the Vedam chanting was performed and lead by Sri Ved Narayan and team from Prasanthi Nilayam and ably supported by Vedic pundits and our own brothers from the National Veda chanting team.

Haryana and Chandigarh Bhajan group performed bhajan session on the 1st day of the event in the morning. For the next 3 sessions we had the Prasanthi Nilayam Bhajan singers who did bhajan sessions.

On the 10th of September, the first ever concert for Sri Sathya Sai Naam Sankeertan Sammelan was performed by Swami’s own students from Prasanthi Nilayam. This was followed by a beautiful program by Bhajan Samrat Sri Anup Jalota.

VIZAG 18th September 2016

SRI SATHYA SAI VIDYA JYOTHI - INAUGURATION AT VIZAG (A.P) By Sri Ganta Srinivas Rao - Hon.ble HRD Minister,Govt of A.P and All India President - Sri Nimish Pandya.

“Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Jyothi programme will transform the Education system across India” - Sri Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Hon’ble HRD Minister, Govt. of AP.

18th September, 2016 is yet another glorious day which brought together Sai Sevaks of all wings of SSSSO under one umbrella with the sole objective and zeal that they should take active part to the best of their ability in one of the most noble Seva which will usher in imparting better education, better facilities to the budding children across India as per the Divine Sankalpa of the Divine Master.
Sri G.Srinivas Rao - HRD Minister - Govt of A.P Sri Nimish Pandya, All India President, SSSSO INDIA Sri N.Ramani, AlI India Vice President - SSSSO INDIA Sri SG Chalam, State President, SSSSO AP & TS

In his welcome address, Sri SG Chalam, State President, SSSSO, AP&TS thanked Hon’ble Education Minister for being a family member of Sathya Sai family and extending all possible help to the organisation. He submitted a formal request to the HRD Minister to allow and enable the Sai Volunteers to visit the chosen Govt Schools to implement the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Jyothi (SSSVJ).

The National Mentor of Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Jyothi Mr. Y.Srinivas gave a detailed presentation about SSSVJ Project. The intention of the Project is to help the children and inspire them to undertake education. He spoke how lack of proper infrastructure in Govt schools was influencing dropouts and quoted from statistics that more girls were dropping from class VI as there were no toilets in govt schools!

A booklet on the implementation strategy and guidelines of Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Jyothiin Telugu was released by the Hon’ble Minister along with Sri Nimish Pandya,All India President, sri sathya sai seva organisation, Sri N. Ramani, National Vice-President.

Sri Ganta Srinivasa Rao launched the online interactive official web site of Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Jyothi on the occasion (
“SSSVJ is a very important programme from the Divine Mission perspective because Swami always believed that the solution to most of the problems lies in Human Values and Values based Education and nothing else. Sri Nimish Pandya said that the school education system should help in producing young women and men of strong character and SSSVJ plays a vital role in this direction.

Later, Sri Ganta Srinivasa rao alongwith other MLAs and Nimish Pandya, SG Chalam presented smart TVs to various schools that were adopted by different Samithis of Sri Sathya Sai Seva organisation as part of Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Jyothi which will help the schools in providing knowledge using audio visual tools as part of smart learning.

24th to 25th September 2016

In line w'th the holistic view ever emphasized by Bhagawan on women, celebrating the Womanhood, a 2-day All India Mahila Convention was organized by the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organizations - India, a first of its kind event, in Prasanthi Nilayam. The Convention got underway in Sai Kulwant Hall, inaugurated by Smt Kamala Pandya, National Coordinator, Mahila Wing, SSSSO,India. Addressing the vast audience of over 3000 pan-Indian women participants, Smt Pandya, herself a Balvikas veteran, beautifully narrated the story of creation, wherein God created the most potent part of His creation, the woman. The SSSS in the prestigious Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organizations stands for the wholesome message for every single devotee, Silent Sitting and Prayer, Study of Sai Literature, Self Audit to move on to Selfless Seva, reminded the speaker advocating the greater need for everyone to understand the inner strength each one has been conferred upon.

A Compendium on the topic, "Women - The Pillar of Strength and Values" was released next, by Sri V Srinivasan, Trustee, Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust.

The Chief Guest for the day was Smt Vandita Sharma, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Govt of Karnataka , also had her stint with the Central Government in various capacities. Deliberating on the topic, "The Role of Women in Inculcating Values in Society in a Value Based Society", the speaker emphasized that despite a great decline in the status of women, after a glorious past from the Vedic times, women are still the foundation stone and pillar of the family, society, country and thus the world. Having placed at the crossroads now, we are in the midst of a very very turbulent society, wherein rampant materialism, onslaught of consumerism, with erosion in the focus of society leading to sense gratification getting an upper hand, reminded Smt Sharma, emphasizing the greater relevance of women in today's complicated times. One side a woman is as soft as butter and on the other side, she is as strong as steel, reminded the speaker, exhorting fellow participants to live up to their inner spirits.

Selected dignitaries from different States were honored next, for their outstanding contribution to the Sri Sathya Sai Service activities. A musical programme next by the Karnataka Wing of SSSSO was the final offering for the morning.

Earlier in the morning, an exhibition entitled "Sri Sathya Sai Arpanam" by the Mahila Wing of SSSSO was inaugurated at the Satsang Hall near the Book Trust building by Sri V Srinivasan, Trustee,Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust and Sri Nimish Pandya,All India President of SSSSO INDIA.

Women are the repositories of character and virtue. Proving this point, portraying the inestimable potency and power of women, students from the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar, Dharmakshetra and Aksa Village, Mumbai presented a Musical Dance Drama entitled "Nari Ek Shakthi" on the second session of National Mahila Convention in Prasanthi Nilayam. The presentation that was originally conceived over two decades ago, in 1996, had a long wait until the D-Day dawned today here, in Prasanthi Nilayam.

The Dance Drama in beautiful skits depicted the women as Crown Jewel of His Creation, presenting stories as often narrated by Bhagawan in His Divine discourses. Stories included that of Gopikas unstinting devotion to Lord Krishna, the illustrious story of Savitri, who w'th her power of chastity could w'n her dead husband back from the hands of Yama Dharma Raja, story of Putlibai, illustrious mother of Gandhiji, who w'th her strict parenting adhering to Truth and Righteousness could present a great son to Mother India, story of Easwar Chandra Vidya Sagar whose life was moulded by the character of his mother, etc.

It was the story of transformation of a modern-day heart that discounted the virtuous presence of his better half at home.

A song of glory to Mother Eswaramma next was followed by a final skit, on the illustrious fight shown by a little North East girl, who braved the British Army, holding aloft the Indian Flag, dedicating and sacrificing her life selflessly for Mother India.

A final song "Vande Sai Maa.." marked the culmination of the colorful evening presentation.

The first ever All India Mahila Convention of SSSSO - India came to a grand culmination this morning at the Sai Kulwant Hall with the presentation of an elaborate report on the deliberations and resolutions in the immediate Divine Omnipresence of Bhagawan. This was followed by an inspirational speech by Sri Nimish Pandya, All India President of SSSSO, and a devotional music presentation by Delhi Mahila Wing.

The session commenced at 0800 hrs with Veda Chanting by the Tamil Nadu Mahila Wing. At 0815 hrs, Pan India Mahilas entered the Sai Kulwant in a regal procession, representing and depicting culture and heritage of each State. The procession was led by the Girls's Band from the twin States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

The report presented by Ms Neeta Khanna, National Coordinator, Mahila Wing, SSSSO delved in detail of the vital areas of deliberations with future course of action following suit.

Addressing the mass women contingent, Sri Nimish Pandya stressed on the greater need to work in a balanced way, while being engaged in His Mission in the name of His Organization to achieve world peace and harmony. Congratulating the Mahilas for their outstanding contribution in making the convention a grand success, the AIP reminded the audience of the need to relinquish any feeling of 'doership', as the one and only Doer Is Bhagawan HimSelf.

Felicitation of selected Mahilas next was followed by a soul-stirring musical offering by the Delhi Mahilas. Bhajans next ended with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.

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AIP Visit – Jammu & Kashmir

2-3 Oct 2016

Bhoomi Poojan Ceremony of Sai Service Center at Halqa Marh Jammu was performed today by Sri. Nimish Pandya, All India President (AIP), SSSSO India along with Sri. N. Ramani All India Vice President, SSSSO India & Sri. Shiv Kumar Sharma State President SSSSO J & K. The Bhoomi Pujan Ceremony was preceded by chanting of Sai Gayatri followed by Veda Mantra Recitation by Bal Vikas Children. After hoisting of Flag by All India President, proper Bhoomi Pujan was started with concurrent rendering of Bhajans by the Bhajan Singers. On this occasion Sri. N. Ramani narrated his own experiences relating to the coming up of various Sai Centers in different States of India in accordance with the divine Sankalp of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and His invisible Hands in accomplishment of these projects in record time. Sri. Nimish Pandya in his address urged the members to work wholeheartedly for the organisation in all its activities and also for self transformation which should be the ultimate goal. He expressed his hope that the Sai Center in Jammu will come up in about two years and he would be delighted to come again to Jammu for its inauguration along with majority of other State Presidents and other Office Bearers.

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