News Update from Dharmakshetra

February 2015


 Talk by Dr Shashank Shah

An inspirational and invigorating talk was given today by the alumnus of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Dr. Shashank Shah at Panscheel, Marine Drive, in Mumbai on 25th February 2015, on "Sai's teachings and his experiences".

The devotees were mesmerised and spiritually elevated during the 90 minutes talk given by Dr Shashank Shah.

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Dr. Shashank Shah, an alumnus of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, will be delivering a talk on "Sai's teachings and his experiences", on Wednesday 25th Feb from 6.30-7.30pm at Panchsheel 'C' Rd, Marine Drive, Churchgate, Mumbai . All are welcome.


Dr. Shashank Shah completed his PhD and Postdoctoral Research in Corporate Stakeholders Management at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL). He received the Association of Indian Management Scholars Interna...tional Outstanding Doctoral Management Student Award 2010 at the IIM, Ahmedabad in 2011; and the HR College Golden Alumnus Award 2011 from the Sheriff of Mumbai for his research achievements. He was awarded the President of India Gold Medal and the Governor’s Gold Medal for excellence in the MBA and M.Phil. Programmes at SSSIHL. He has published over 70 research-based papers and case studies in peer-reviewed national and international journals in the areas of Social Responsibility, Stakeholders Management, Values-Based Management and Education; and co-authored 4 books and 2 monographs in these areas.


His magnum opus 'Soulful Corporations' was published by Springer in 2013. He has presented research papers at international conferences at Harvard University, USA, and INSEAD, France; and has been invited to institutions in Italy, Brazil, Turkey, Malaysia, Japan and India. He was Visiting Scholar at Centre for CSR, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. He has been a Resource Person at EDPs in the area of CSR organised by the Harvard Business School, World Bank and the Govt. of India; and by the School of Management, IIT, Mumbai. He is a Fellow, European SPES Institute, Belgium; International Advisory and Editorial Board Member, Journal of Values-Based Leadership, USA; and Reviewer for Journal of Human Values, IIM Calcutta. As Editor of the University's Publications Division, he has compiled and edited over a dozen books on Indian Ethos and Values based on the Message of the Revered Founder Chancellor. On multiple occasions, he has addressed large gatherings on Indian Culture and Spirituality, Values-Based Education and Management. A Jamsetji Tata Grantee, he is currently Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School, USA.




Drama by Bal Vikas Children of Shivaji Park - "Kya Shivaji Sirf Ithihaas Hai" - 19th February, 2015 at Dharmakhetra

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Shivarathri Bhajans - Zone 1 - Mumbai - Talmiki Wadi - February 17-18, 2015


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Shivarathri Celebrations at Dharmakshetra on 15th February 2015  by Worli Samithi



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Shivarathri - An Exposition by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba




Shiva - The Lord of the Heart - Sathyam Shivam Sundaram



February Programme at Dharmakshetra


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Shivarathri Bhajans in Mumbai - Zone 1 to Zone 3 





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Bhajans by Renu Gidoomal and Laksharchana by Mr Vadgama and Group from UK
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State Conference of SSSSO Maharashtra & Goa at Dharmakshetra

A two days State Conference was held at Dharmakshetra for Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Goa, Ratnagiri & Raigad.

State Conference SSSSO Maharashtra & Goa - Day 1, February 7th 2015

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State Conference SSSSO Maharashtra & Goa, Day 2, February 8th 2015

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BHAKTI JUNCTION - A Special offering of Bhajans and Sufi songs by Renu Gidoomal at Dharmakshetra, Mumbai on February 7, 2015



Renu Gidoomal, a London-based renowned singer who combines Bhajans, Sufiyana and Western music into a unique fusion gave a wonderful performance at Dharmakshetra.

She has been a long standing devotee of Bhagwan and her inimitable style of interspersing her musical presentation with interesting anecdotes is truly unique. She has several professional solo devotional albums to her credit and has performed in 20+ countries over the past 25 years.

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The month of February is shared between Worli + Tardeo Samithi (1st to 15th Feb) and Shivaji Park Samithi (16th to 28th Feb). 


The Programs scheduled by these Samithies are given below :- 




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7th February 2015


6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

BHAKTI JUNCTION  Special offering of Bhajans and Sufi songs by Sis.Renu Gidoomal,

Sis. Renu ji is a London-based renowned singer who combines Bhajans, Sufiyana and Western music into a unique fusion to bring a truly remarkable devotional singing experience.  She has been a long standing devotee of Bhagwan and her inimitable style of interspersing her musical presentation with experiences with Bhagwan is unique. She has several professional solo devotional albums to her credit and has performed in 20+ countries over the past 25 years.


15th February 2015  


4.00-7 00 pm

Drama by Bal Vikas students of Worli Samithi followed by Bhajans

Drama Followed by Mahaprasadam for devotees and parents. Detailed Invite enclosed herewith.


 19th February 2015 (  A  Gazette / govt/bank holiday)


5 pm- 7 pm

Program by Shivaji park Samithi Celebrating “Shivaji Jayanti”

Veda Chanting


Play by Balvikas children“Kya Shivaji Sirf Itihaas Hai?”


22nd February 2015


5 pm- 7 pm

Special Program by Shivaji Park Samithi

Veda Chanting


Shiva Mahima ” – An Offering to Lord Shiva By  Smt.Chandrama Bijur  and group







3.30 p.m. Starts with Aumkar and Lighting the Lamp
3.31 p.m. to 3.40 p.m. – Veda Chanting
3.41 p.m. to 3.50 p.m. – Balvikas Stotras Chanting
3.51 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. - Lingaabhishekam
4.01 p.m. to 4.10 p.m. – Laksharchan – Ashtothara Shata Namavali
4.11 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. – Video Darshan
4.31 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. – Quiz
5.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. – Darshan of Sathyadeep & Haldi Kumkum for Ladies
5.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. – Palkhi Procession with Lazim
6.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. – Bhajans
6.30 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. – Drama – Bhagawan Kaha Hai - by Balvikas Children



Special Bhaian Concert titled ‘BHAKTI-JUNCTION' on 7.2.2015, SATURDAY) at Dharmakshetra 6 pm to 7 pm by Sis. Renu Gidoomal.



Dear Brothers and Sisters,


Saprem Sairam. With the blessings of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, we are happy to announce a special Bhajan concert by Sis. Renu Gidoomal on Saturday February 7, 2015 at Dharmakshetra. (Many of us would recall Sis. Renu was singing with the guitar last Sunday (Feb 1, 2015) during the Laksharchana at DK).



Renu Gidoomal is a London-based, multi-talented singer known for her powerful vocal style that brings together sounds from the East and the West. She combines traditional Bhajans with Sufi and interweaves them with fusion music to bring a truly unique devotional singing experience. Born in Kenya, East Africa, Renu Gidoomal has lived and worked in London, Dubai and Manila, and throughout Asia. Her corporate management experience in the field of holistic medicine and health, and charity work adds a depth to her vocal delivery, fusing the spiritual and the secular in her music and talks.


Renuji has several professional solo devotional albums comprising largely of her own original compositions (lyrics and melody). Dear-Soul, Sai-Prashanti, Summer-Showers, Bhakti-Junction, Chitta-Chora are just a few of her albums. Most of these compositions (lyrics and melody) are by Renu herself.


Over the past 25 years Renu Gidoomal has given concerts in many countries including Dubai, Hungary, Kenya, Latin America, Latvia, London and throughout the UK, Malaysia, New York, Oregon, Philippines, Poland, Prague, Russia, Vancouver, and many other countries. Renu has performed backing vocals and co-written lyrics for Blues diva Dana Gillespie in several of her albums.


Sis. Renu has been a long standing devotee of Bhagwan and she has the uncanny inimitable style of interspersing her musical presentation by sharing numerous experiences with Swami.

The Date - February 7, 2015 (Saturday) 6-7 pm at DK is bound to be a unique devotional divine journey and not to be missed. This garland of devotional songs is a humble offering as our gratitude and love to SAI. Let us all come together during this grand year with family and friends to celebrate the 'Bond of Divine Love’ that strings us all into a beautiful garland of humanity through various events during the 90lh year of the Advent of the Avatar of our Age and 50" year of our organization.


Request your help and support to kindly announce this in your Samithis so we have as many devotees attending this event as possible to benefit from this unique concert.


Loving Sairam.


Arun Dhareshwar



Laksharchana at Dharmakshetra - February 1st, 2015


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A huge crowd had assembled at the sacred ground of 'Dharmakshetra' for the laksharchana performed by Shri Vadgama from U.K and arranged by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation Mumbai.

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The entire place reverberated with the chanting of nine malas of the mantra 'Aum Sri Sathya Sai Krishnaya Namah'.

In fact Bhagawan in his own signature style had blessed in advance with the vibhuti appearing in many photos which were kept in Anand Kutir at Dharmakshetra.

The public were allowed to have special darshan of the vibhuti appearing on Swami's photos.

The laksharchana was held in honour of late Smt Sarlaben Shah who had devoted her entire lifetime to the service of her Lord Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.


41st Mobile Medicare Van- SSSSO Mumbai - Inaugurated on 1st February, 2015


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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.


Mumbai SSSO - Zone 1 to Zone 3 - Incharges - Contact Details (Revised Details)


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