News Update from Dharmakshetra

May 2013


Drought Seva in Maharashtra




Sri Sathya Sai Seva organizations, Maharashtra is presently engaged in a mammoth Seva Project. All possible resources and man power are being put into maximum use in this huge seva, which is estimated to cost about Rs.350 lakhs. Yes, this is a seva to look after the welfare of people in about 20 villages in Maharashtra State, which reeling under very severe Drought. No drinking water, no job for the thousands of villagers, many cattle dying due to severe drought conditions. They do not have any money to buy any provision to cook their food. The possibility of huge famine and starvation is looming at large on the most unfortunate villagers, of the State.

Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organizations, Maharashtra, had undertaken elaborate survey to find the need of the villagers, so they can sustain the severity of the situation. Scores of Water tanks are deployed to provide regular water supplies in remote villages. Then the need to appease the hunger of every villager, and also tending the starved cattle.

Earlier, Swami had shown the way the mythology of serving the starving people. That is to provide them provisions, and encourage them to cook their own food and feel dignified. Free distribution of Amrit Kalash consisting of of Rice; Wheat/Jowar; Toordal; Jaggery; Groundnut and milk powder along with Swami’s Photo and Vibhuti Prasadam to about 2,000 families for two month period.

All sai devotees are contributing their might to raise resources towards Nobel Project.


With Love & Regards,

"Mumbai" Srinivasan

Email received on 29th May, 2013



Mahodar water project

Sairam to all,

Vashi Samithi was trying hard since last two years to provide drinking water facility to their adopted village Mahodar. Last year we had drilled bore well but we could not fit a pump as power supply was not available. We were running pillar to post for power supply, still not successful in getting a connection. However, Swami had recently shown a way to us as one of the village person helped us by providing power supply from his house. Villagers also came forward in contributing some money for arranging the pump set. Finally we have arranged the pump set and water started flowing in to their houses. Villagers ( mainly ladies)expressed their happiness to our lord SAIRAM for providing water at their door step. We have to still take up phase-2 of this scheme in which we want to pump water to near by adivasi area.

We thank Saiprem trust members and all who have helped us in completing this project.

We pray to Bhagwan for his blessings in completing the next phase of project. Some photos of the project are attached at following link.



Buddha Purnima at Dharmakshetra - 25th May, 2013 Photos




Please find invite for Buddha Poornima to be celebrated on Saturday May 25th by Kandivali - Borivili - Dahisar samithi at Dharmakshetra.

Please do come and see the college youth perform on a profound truth.


Saiprem Day 2013

Sairam to all,

We had a wonderful evening on 13th May on the occasion of Saiprem day. Evening programs started with Veda chanting and bhajans. First cultural program of the day was presented by students of Saideep classes highlighting corruption penetrated in our society and shown how sai youth can help in eradicating the corruption. They have also highlighted various activities undertaken by Sathya Sai seva organization.

Second event of the day was the excellent dance belay by disciples of Smt. Padmini Radha krishnan , who is also an ardent devotee of Bhagwan. Program theme was on lord krishna.

Our state president Shri. Ramesh Sawant , Dist president Shri Babu Iyer and other office bearers of Saiprem committee graced the occasion.

Smt. Padmini Radha Krishnan at the end of the program mentioned that she felt as if the program is held at Puttaparthy in presence of Bhagwan baba.

Programs ended with aarathi and distribution of Prasad ( dinner) to all.

You can view some of the photographs of the program at following link.



Gramseva and medical camp photos on 6th April 2013






Qawwali - Shirdisai Parthisai - by youths from Nasik - Dharmakshetra - 01.05.2013 - YouTube



Qawwali - Shirdisai Parthisai - by youths from Nasik - Dharmakshetra - 01.05.2013 - Vimeo




Recent films on You Tube


The drought seva activities


Drought Seva - Soft Copy (Pdf Download)


Mobile Medical Seva


Aksa Agricultural Institute





45th Anniversary of “Dharmakshetra” - May 12, 2013 (Photos)

45th Anniversary of “Dharmakshetra” - May 12, 2013 - Camera 1

45th Anniversary of “Dharmakshetra” - May 12, 2013 - Camera 2

45th Anniversary of “Dharmakshetra” - May 12, 2013 - Camera 3

45th Anniversary of “Dharmakshetra” - May 12, 2013 - Camera 4



Malnutrition Eradication Project - SSSSO Maharashtra & Goa

Photos by Asha Damodar

Some snaps of final day check up of Dudhani SSSMEP...



Statistical Report of Mobile Medicare Project as on 31st March, 2013

As of March 2013, over 2 million patients have benefited from this project, with 26 districts operating these vans (some districts have more than one van). The mobile vans are reaching out to over 40,000 patients monthly to deliver free medicare at their doorsteps. In addition, 95 villages/slums have benefited – most of the villages under the Sri Sathya Sai Village Integrated Program were covered.


Statistical Report of Mobile Medicare Project as on 31st March, 2013 Reports Final 12-13.pdf



Bhajan Antakakshari participation for Dharmakshetra Day : May 12th, 2013


Sairam all,

Dharmakshetra day is a week from today and we would be celebrating the foundation day of our Divine home in a unique way this year. Amongst the other things planned is a bhajan antakshari :)

If you wish to take part in this please fill in the online form


Attached is also a invite for the same,

Request all samithi convenors to spread this message to all in your samithis to ensure maximum participation across age groups.


Parenthood- Precious Gift of God, Matru Pitru Pada Puja & Dynamic Parenting Session at Dharmakshetra on 5th May, 2013 (Photos)




2nd Aradhana Mahotsav of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba & Mother Easwaramma Day

SRI SATHYA SAI TRUST, MAHARASHTRA & SRI SATHYA SAI SEVA ORGANISATION, MAHARASHTRA & GOA commemorated the 2nd Aradhana Mahotsav of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba & Mother Easwaramma Day on Saturday, 4th May 2013 at 5.30 p.m. at Shanmukhananda Hall, Matunga, Mumbai.

Prize were distributed to winners of the Mother Easwaramma Scholarship

Chief Guest Ms. Smita Jayakar, Leading Stage and Film Artiste delivered “The 13th Easwaramma Memorial Lecture” entitled “SAY YES TO THE GIRL CHILD”

At the end of the programme renowned Ghazal and Playback Singer of India & Pioneer of Indian Fusion Music, Padmashri Hariharan rendered soul-stirring devotional songs.

Please view the photos below

Set 1

Set 2

Set 3

Set 4



2nd  Aradhana Mahotsav of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

& Mother Easwaramma Day




May, 2013 Programmes at Dharmakshetra.


Sairam to all,

After an action packed April at Dharmakshetra by the Worli - Tardeo samithi, the baton is now handed over to the Borivili - Dahisar Samithi for the month of May.

Kindly find enclosed programme at Dharamakshetra for May, 2013 by Kandivali, Borivali, Dahisar Samithi. Please send this programme to all your samithi members and others in your circle.

The programme for May 12th will be circulated separately.


Photos of Transforming Lives for Transforming the World - Sri Sathya Sai Bal Vikas Alumni & Youth Meet - 1st May 2013 at Dharmakshetra, Mumbai


Photos of Transforming Lives for Transforming the World - Sri Sathya Sai Bal Vikas Alumni & Youth Meet - 1st May 2013 at Dharmakshetra, Mumbai


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.