News Update from Dharmakshetra
Swami's Everflowing Love for all beings.
Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai had a special place in his heart towards all
animals. He has always encouraged His devotees to do Seva for
animals who cannot express their pain and suffering. Stray animals,
especially those who have no one to look forward to require special
care and support .
"Animals Matter To Me" or "AMTM is a registered" ANIMAL WELFARE
CHARITABLE TRUST, with 80G certification, that has been established
to reach out to animals & birds in need. AMTM provides food &
medical attention to animals, reptiles & birds across Mumbai, Navi
Mumbai & Bangalore. AMTM also provides support services to
independent NGOs, shelters and individuals in the form of
infrastructure support & donations of food, newspaper, old clothes,
medicines & other amenities. AMTM is also extensively involved in
animal & bird rescues, fostering, adoption, medical aid, animal
birth control programs, vaccination programs & creating awareness in
the community. AMTM has a group of experienced veterinary doctors &
surgeons who advise & assist in all aspects of medical care ranging
from vaccination programs to performing life saving surgeries. AMTM
also has an efficient network of foster homes & volunteers dedicated
to ensuring the betterment of the animal, reptile & bird community
local to their areas of operation. Till date AMTM has helped over
750 animals in need.
Mr. Samir Bhatia, a Trustee of Sri Sathya Sai Books & Publications
Trust, Maharashtra, has been actively engaging with AMTM to provide
medical assistance and support to injured animals and birds for the
past few years.
As a part of the Seva activities, the organization has decided to
associate with M/s. AMTM and have decided to donate an ambulance to
them to help AMTM provide emergency medical aid to injured animals
across the city, especially accident cases and sick animals.
A Function has been organized on Sunday 3rd March at 5pm at the
“Anand Kutir Lawns” of Dharmakshetra where the Ambulance will be
handed over to Mr. Samir Bhatia who will receive it on behalf of “AMTM”.
All devotees are invited along with their family and friends to
attend this unique function. The organisation have requested all
those who have “PETS” to bring them along for participating in this
function, to experience LOVE flowing out of Swami’s immense grace
and compassion for all beings including animals.
Photos of National Balvikas
A 2-day convention of All India Balvikas Alumni & Group II Students
was held in Sai Kulwant on 12th & 13th January, 2013. Over 2000
alumni attended the two-day convention. The theme for this year’s
convention is "Balvikas – The
Pathway to Excellence. "
Programme (Morning) in Kulwant Hall & Poornachandra Hall - Prasanthi
Nilayam on 12th January 2013
Convention of Balvikas Alumni Meet and Group III students -
Prasanthi Nilayam on 12th January 2013
Convention of All India Balvikas Alumni - Prasanthi Nilayam on 13th
Photos..... Reports..... Videos..... of National Balvikas
Photos of Path Saheb Bhog by Bandra Samithi and Launch of Sai
Medicines at Dharmakshetra
on February 24, 2013
Path Saheb Bhog by Bandra Samithi and Launch of Sai Medicines at Dharmakshetra on February 24,
Photos of Sathyanarayan Pooja at
Dharmakshetra ( 2 separate links shown )
Satyanarayan Pooja by Bandra Samithi on Sunday February 17, 2013 at
Dharmakshetra - Photos 1
Satyanarayan Pooja by Bandra Samithi on Sunday February 17, 2013 at
Dharmakshetra - Photos 2
Programs on 17th & 22nd & 24th February at Dharmakshetra
OM SRI SAI RAM
Feb 17th - “Satyanarayan Pooja” is Organized from 4pm to 6pm.
Feb 22nd – 4pm – Sthapana of Guru Granth Saheb and path
uninterrupted up to 4pm on 24th Feb.
Feb 24th – 4pm – Path Saheb Bhog and Kirtan and Arati.
All are invited......
Eradication programme at Dodhani village in Panvel
The malnutrition eradication programme was undertaken at Dodhani
village in Panvel district on 7th February 2013.
This village is about 46 kms away from Saiprem and is an adivasi
vadi. Six children from a school uphill also joined the group on
They have 2 teachers and are getting mid day meal from Government.
All students underwent weight by digital scale, height check by
scodometer, midarm circumference(relevant only till 6 years of age)
complete examination was done by Dr Mrs. Asha Damodar and then Hb%
to check the level of anemia
77 children were examined out of 86 enrolled. 9 were absent
Out 77-13 children were in acceptable range of weight-16.7%
-26 children were in G1 (mild mild nutrition) -34%
-32 children were in G2 (moderate malnutrition)-41.5%
-6 children were in G3(severe malnutrtion) -7.8%
Please view the photos
from the following link:
Photos of Malnutrition Programme at Dodhani Village in Panvel - 7
A Talk by Shri Anoop Saxena in Hindi on the occassion
of Prophet Muhammed Birthday at Dharmakshetra - 27 Jan 2013
Musical Programme at Dharmakshetra -
Birthday Celebrations of Prophet Muhammed - 27th January, 2013
Musical Programme at Dharmakshetra
- Birthday Celebrations of Prophet Muhammed - 27th January, 2013 (Vimeo
A Report on the Birthday
Celebrations of Prophet Mohammed at Dharmakshetra on 27th January,
Dharmakshetra has always been witness to celebrations of festivals of all
religions – from Gokul Ashtami, to Khordad Saal and Pateti to Eid-ul-Fitr,
to Buddha Jayanti, Kabir Jayanti etc. etc.
saw yet another grand celebration- that of Prophet Mohammed’s birth
anniversary, known as Eid-e-Mila-Dun-Nabi in the Islamic calendar.
highlight of the evening was the offering of Maghrib-ki-Namaaz in the
lawns of Satyadeep right outside Bhagawan’s residence.
Arrangements had been made for Wazoo or the traditional washing of
hands and feet and separate enclosures had been built for ladies and gents
to offer Namaz. Dharmakshetra reverberated with the sacred chants from the
Koran and all present were soaked in a flood of Divine Love.
Banatwala who conducted the Namaaz had earlier highlighted that the 5 tenets
of Islam in terms of Prayer, Pilgrimage, Fasting, Charity and Truth were the
tenets of every religion – only called by different names.
Thanawala- the President of the Sunnat Jamat and the chief guest of
the function expressed profound gratitude to the Sri Sathya Sai Seva
Organisation and urged everyone that to be followers of Islam is to tread
the path of Love and Humanity.
moving speech, he declared Dharmakshetra to be the House of God – a house
that looked neither like a mosque nor like a temple but still is an abode
where one could hear the Sound of Silence and feel the Voice of God.
speech was followed by a presentation by the Bal Vikas students on the 5
tenets of Islam and a heart wrenching rendition of Songs on Allah and The
Prophet by Shri Aditya Phadke.
The beautiful evening left every heart
smiling with just one thought – Indeed, there IS only
one Religion and that Religion is Love.
Samithi Schedule for February, 2013
Bandra Samithi Schedule for February, 2013
operated list of 76 patients by Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospital,
Mumbai Camp operated list of 76 patients by
Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospital, Rajkot
Mumbai District Level Coordinators - Revised
has been compiled by the Data Management Coordinator Ms Lata
Gurnani and her team comprising of all office bearers & samithi activities
for the Mumbai district. A soft copy of the list is
enclosed herewith for your record, reference and active use.