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Building the nation through nutrition

a devotee approached Ramakrishna with the desire to be able to experience God. Swami Ramakrishna, on the pretext of revealing God to the devotee, takes him to a well and pushes him into it. The devotee frantically begins to scream from inside the well, asking Ramakrishna to rescue him. At that instant, Ramakrishna tells the devotee that when the yearning for God is as intense as it is to be rescued from the well, God will surely reveal Himself.

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National Youth Meet 2016 – Day Three – 27 May, 2016 (Evening Session)

a devotee approached Ramakrishna with the desire to be able to experience God. Swami Ramakrishna, on the pretext of revealing God to the devotee, takes him to a well and pushes him into it. The devotee frantically begins to scream from inside the well, asking Ramakrishna to rescue him. At that instant, Ramakrishna tells the devotee that when the yearning for God is as intense as it is to be rescued from the well, God will surely reveal Himself.

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National Youth Meet 2016 – Day Three – 27 May, 2016 (Morning Session)

“In order to dispel the darkness of ignorance, we need to undertake spiritual sadhana. The spiritual core of every religion should be embraced and accepted. It is like how the various disciplines in the field of science – physics, chemistry, biology, etc. – are all required for completing a course. Similarly, spirituality is a course wherein the various disciplines are represented by the various religions.

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National Youth Meet 2016 – Day Two – 26 May, 2016 (Evening Session)

Every human being has three types of dharma to practise – the individual dharma, family dharma and societal dharma. As an individual you may be a son or a father or a brother or a sister or a mother or a daughter but all this is individual dharma. But when you look at the family dharma, you are a member of the family, you can sacrifice individual dharma for family dharma.

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National Youth Meet 2016 – Day Two – 26 May, 2016 (Morning Session)

“Ramayana is not mythology but is a part of ‘Itihaas’ (history), meaning ‘an event that has happened’. Ramayana is history written poetically, philosophically, historically and musically with symbolism”, he explained, while elaborating on the meanings and significances of the names of certain characters and places in Ramayana.

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National Youth Meet 2016 – Day One – 25 May, 2016 (Evening Session)

God is one and that is the fundamentality of all religions. While everything is consciousness and there is constant integrated awareness – that exists with us all the time, we also have to realise that everything we do is for God. Religion divides and unites humanity across the globe. But the essence of all religions is that we are all divine.

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National Youth Meet 2016 – Day One – 25 May, 2016 (Morning Session)

The National Youth Meet 2016 began with much aplomb and fanfare. The holy precincts of Sathya Sai Grama bore a festive look, welcoming all the delegates, students and guests from across India. Close to 1,400 delegates had gathered at the Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutham auditorium to take part in the three-day Meet.

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Maha Shivaratri celebrations in the Divine Presence – Day Two – 08 March, 2016 (Morning)

The 12- hour Akhanda Bhajan which began at 6 PM on March 7, continued until 6 AM on Tuesday, March 08. Active participation by all who had gathered at Muddenahalli to celebrate this auspicious festival made the night-long vigil very easy. Many groups, cutting across age, gender, religion and geographical barriers gathered at the Lord’s Feet to sing His glory. Students of the Muddenahalli campus, alumni and alumnae of Bhagawan’s various educational institutions, the Mandir Bhajan group, devotees from Vishakapatnam, devotees from the overseas groups, members of the Yuva Vrinda and Seva Vrinda were among the enthusiastic singers during the Akhanada Bhajans. The whole hall was charged with high energy, devotion and enthusiasm, and it continued unabatedly through the night and early morning.

Banaswadi Breakfast Seva report

By the immense Grace of Bhagawan and under His direct guidance, the breakfast seva activity was started for these children on the 21st of September. The students are served Sai Protein (the recipe for which was given by Bhagawan himself)

Doctor’s Conference

Driven by the need for improving the basic as well as the quality Health Care Services in the remote villages of West Bengal, the team of Sri Sathya Sai Aarogya Vahini , Kolkata organised a Conference on ” Quality Healthcare – Everyone’s Birthright ” on 12th June ‘2015.

Hubli Slum Activity

Inspired and motivated by Swami and his message during summer course, the youth from Hubli took up slum development activity in an area populated by the underprivileged section of the society. At Durga Colony, there are nearly sixty tents and the residents make a living by selling hair pins, clips, bangles, peppermints etc., in surrounding villages of Hubli. These tents are made of bamboos covered by tarpaulin sheets and during rainy season the area is filled with rain water as the elevated concrete roads block water. Residents of this colony are even deprived of proper sanitation and electrical facilities.

Every Sunday, the youth assemble in this area for Nagara sankeertan and the children there actively take part in it. This is followed with the youth engaging children in activities, where values of brotherhood among children & individual cleanliness are being driven through value games & small spiritual activities such as Balvikas. While the children go to school during the weekdays and have lunch served at school, they are left to fend for themselves on Sundays. Noticing the children going hungry on Sundays, the youth have been providing the children with breakfast every Sunday morning with healthy meals. In order to promote oral hygiene and personal cleanliness among children, the children also have been given kits containing tooth brushes, tooth pastes & a bar of soap for their use.

The youth members also conducted a medical camp providing the children with dermatological medicines to treat minor itches and burns. On 26th July, a couple of doctors visited the area and the children were given lotions & ointments to help with their skin problems caused due to the untidy living conditions. A medical camp was also conducted on 16th August under the under the guidance of a Pediatrician.

The following Seva activities are being planned in the following months:
1. Educate the villagers about hygienic way of living.
2. Conduct free medical camps.
3. Conduct Balvikas classes to the village children at the existing school.
4. Adopt a most deserving & eligible child & provide free education.
5. Clean and maintain the existing temples in the locality.

Adarsha Grama Launch

On August 15th, 2015, the Ideal Village project was launched at the village of Thirnahalli, located just a few meters away from Muddenahalli. Thirnahalli had also been blessed by Bhagawans presence in the physical, the only other village to have had that privilege in the vicinity of Muddenahalli.

Summer Course 2015

The Summer Course in Indian Culture and Spirituality is an annual summer retreat held for the youth of India to acquaint them with India’s rich culture and spiritual heritage. It was initiated by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba in the 1970s to awaken Indians to India and reorient them to the relevance of the country’s culture in the contemporary world.

Guru Poornima

The Guru Poornima festival was celebrated for two days on 30 and 31 July 2015. The updates of the programme are in report page.