News Update from Dharmakshetra

February 2013


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 Convention…January 2013

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. "
 

Balvikas Programme (Morning) in Kulwant Hall & Poornachandra Hall - Prasanthi Nilayam on 12th January 2013
link:
https://picasaweb.google.com/112887826225609854215/BalvikasProgrammeMorningInKulwantHallPoornachandraHallPrasanthiNilayamOn12012013#

Morning Convention of Balvikas Alumni Meet and Group III students - Prasanthi Nilayam on 12th January 2013
link:
https://picasaweb.google.com/112887826225609854215/MorningConventionOfBalvikasAlumniMeetAndGroupIIIStudentsPrasanthiNilayamOn12012013#

Morning Convention of All India Balvikas Alumni - Prasanthi Nilayam on 13th January 2013
link:
https://picasaweb.google.com/112887826225609854215/MorningConventionOfAllIndiaBalvikasAlumniPrasanthiNilayamOn13thJanuary2013#

More Updates

Photos..... Reports..... Videos..... of National Balvikas Convention…January 2013

 


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, 2013

 


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

 


Bandra Samithi 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......


Malnutrition 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 that day.

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%

9 Absent
 

Please view the photos from the following link:

Photos of Malnutrition Programme at Dodhani Village in Panvel - 7 Feb 2013


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 (Video).

Musical Programme at Dharmakshetra - Birthday Celebrations of Prophet Muhammed - 27th January, 2013 (Vimeo Video)

Musical Programme at Dharmakshetra - Birthday Celebrations of Prophet Muhammed - 27th January, 2013 (YouTube)


A Report on the Birthday Celebrations of Prophet Mohammed at Dharmakshetra on 27th January, 2013

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.

 

This day saw yet another grand celebration- that of Prophet Mohammed’s birth anniversary, known as Eid-e-Mila-Dun-Nabi  in the Islamic calendar.

 The 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.

 Dr. Hanif 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.

 

Dr. Shafi 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.

In his 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.

The 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.


Bandra Samithi Schedule for February, 2013

Bandra Samithi Schedule for February, 2013

http://www.dharmakshetra.org.in/dknews13/feb2013-prog.pdf


Mumbai Camp operated list of 76 patients by Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospital, Rajkot

Mumbai Camp operated list of 76 patients by Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospital, Rajkot
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9jutwq61e88wbwh/Mumbai_Operated_01_76.pdf


Mumbai District Level Coordinators - Revised List

A list 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.


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