News Update from Dharmakshetra - August 2016





Essay Writing Competition - Thakur College - Mumbai



As part of Youth awareness program with the blessings of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba Essay writing competition program was held in Thakur College by Borivali Samithi from 10am to 11am on 31st Aug 2016. Participation of students was excellent as 134 students participated. The students appreciated the program and opined that in this exercise they have to do deep introspection.


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Essay Writing Competition - Vivek College


43 students from Vivek college participated in the Sri Sathya Sai Essay Writing Competition organised by SSSSO Goregaon Samithi Mumbai.

The student had to select any one of the following topics

• The future of the world lies in the hands of the youth.

• Hands that help are holier than lips that pray.

• How to make the world a better place to live in.

• Belief in oneself is essential for success.

• God exists!

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Hands that serve are holier than lips that pray...


On Sunday 28th August, 2016 medical Seva was conducted in Susarwadi Ashramshala to over 380+ Adivasi students.... This is one of the seven Ashramshalas that SSSSO Maharashtra has taken to improve the condition of 3000+ Adivasi kids.

Medical van from Dharmakshetra and Nashik together participated in this seva.

The Trust shall be installing water tank of 5000 litres as the present one is leaking. Also buckets and other basic needs including dress for all kids will reach next week.

Sant Melava - Musical Drama by Bal Vikas Children - Dharmakshetra



Glimpses of the Musical Drama by Bal Vikas children of Sion-Koliwada Samithi titled "Sant Melava" at Dharmakshetra on Sunday 28th August 2016


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Sant Melava - Musical Drama by Bal Vikas children of Sion-Koliwada Samithi - Dharmakshetra on Sunday 28th August 2016






Janmasthami Celebrations by Sion Wadala Samithi

Balvikas children, youth and all devotees of Sion Wadala Samithi celebrated the Birth of Sai Krishna, in a beautifully decorated,400 year old MARUBAi Devi Mandir Matunga, from 9 pm to 12 midnight.


Janmashtami celebrations in Shivaji Park Samithi. (Mobile Photos)



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Special Janmashtami Bhajans at Dharmakshetra - 25th August 2016



Special close up photos (below) - Received by Mobile Phone








Talk by Col. S.K. BoseTalk by Col. S. K. Bose on 24th August 2016 at Dharmakshetra, Mumbai

link to the you tube video



"Sant Melava" - A Musical Drama Presentation by Sion Koliwada Samithi


All are cordially invited




Essay Writing Competition - A Report from Mulund Samithi




Sairam, Humble Salutations at the Lotus Feet of our Beloved Lord and Master Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba.


As a part of Youth Awareness Programme (YAP), conducted by Mulund Samithi, Essay Writing Competition was held today from 11 am to 12 pm at NES

Ratnam.College of Arts Science And Commerce.


The Topics were

1) The future of the world lies in the hands of the youth.

2) Hands that help are holier than lips that pray.

3)How to make the world a better place to live in.

4) Belief in oneself is essential for success.

5) God Exists.


Our Sai sisters Gayathri Ramesh and Kamala Lakshmanan went to conduct the Essay Competition. Prof. Lata Swaminathan of Ratnam.College coordinated for this programme. 40 students participated in this competition.


The Essay was written in three languages namely English, Hindi and Marathi. The students with full enthusiasm participated. All the students were given YAP brochure , a synopsis of YAP activities going to held in our organisation till 31st December 2017.



Gokulashtami Pooja and Bhajans at Dharmakshetra on 25th August 2016




Sion - Wadala Samithi -  Krishnashtami  Special Bhajan



Sion - Wadala Samithi is celebrating Krishnashtami with special bhajan from 9 pm to midnight. today (24.08.2016)@ Marubhaai Mandir, Kingcircle.



17th Edition of Samarpan - Dharmakshetra - 21st August 2016 - Col S K Bose



The seventeenth edition of SAMARPAN session was held on 21st August 2016. Col. Bose... shared his wonderful experiences with Bhagawan during his talk here at Dharmakshetra.


Col. Bose joined the National Defence Academy (NDA) in the year 1955 & went on to serve the Indian Army for 31 years. Like his illustrious father, he too served in the engineering wing of the Armed forces (Corps of Engineers).


For more than two decades he served as an active sevadal while his father was executing Bhagawan's landmark projects from the Sarva Dharma Stupa in 1975 to the Super Speciality Hospital in Prasanthi Nilayam in 1991. In 1999, responding to the Divine Command, Col. Bose too moved to Prasanthi Nilayam and was instructed by Swami to oversee the construction of the Chaitanya Jyoti Museum. Since then, he has been overseeing the Chaitanya Jyoti which today is a monument carrying the saga of the Avatar.


The video of his close experiences with Swami will be uploaded soon


Link to the photos



Reaching out to Ashramshalas in Sherol and Dahagaon by Bandra and Vashi Samithis











On Sunday 21st August, 2016 the Seva for poor adivasi kids in residential ashramshalas in Sherol and Dahagaon were handed over by us to Bandra and Vashi samithis after nurturing and stabilising for nearly two years . Sherol Ashramshala has 613 kids and nearly 300 in Dahagaon.


Three medical vans were deployed with 7 doctors in both sites. New clothes were distributed alobg with medical seva in both shalas. The ashramshala authorities profusely thanked the teams. Now onwards the samithis assured them to regularly visit and do Seva with dedicated teams. A few pictures attached aboove.




Report Courtesy: Chembur Chandrasekhar




Report from Bandra Samithi - Mahesh Manyal - Sairam - the inaugural visit to the Sherol Ashramshala was done on 21st August, 2016. A total of 206 students were examined yesterday by our fantastic team of 7 doctors which were well supported by the rest of the team.

A great start to a new seva .....




2nd National IT Conference at Dharmakshetra on 21.08.2016 - Concluding Day - Theme: "Information for Transformation"




The two day 2nd National IT Conference at Dharmakshetra concluded today. Kindly view the photos from the following link



2nd National IT Conference at Dharmakshetra 20.08.2016 - Theme: "Information for Transformation"




The two day 2nd National IT Conference at Dharmakshetra began today at 10.30 am. Kindly view the photos from the following link of the first day conference - 20.08.2016



Bhajan Mahotsav on 21/08/2016 at Chinmaya Jeevan,Mogalwadi, Khopoli, Raigad Dist



Sairam. Humble salutations at the lotus feet of our beloved lord and master Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.


As a part of our Bhagavan's 90th year of advent celebrations, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithi , Mulund-Vikroli offered the bhajan mahotsav on 21/08/2016 at Chinmaya Jeevan,Mogalwadi, Khopoli, dist. Raigad, from 10.40 pm to 4.00 pm.


This was the Sixth of the 90 bhajan series offered by the devotees of Mulund Vikroli Samithi. Two buses were arranged , around 100 people attended this Bhajan.

This Bhajan mahotsav was a blend of youth, junior Balvikas students and seniors participating in the Bhajan. Their sincerity, love and devotion to our Bhagavan enabled them to sit for such long hours at one stretch and sing his glory. It was a vibrative and soul stirring Bhajan by the Samithi members.


We pray to our Sai Ma to shower Her blessings bountifully and to guide us in spreading His message.


The bhajan concluded by Sarva Dharma Prayer and Arathi by Resident Acharya Swami Medhajananda Ji and his mother.


Link to the 90th Bhajan Mahotsav on 21st August 2016.



Seva Activities - A Short Report on Ashramshalas


Sairam. About a decade back with the divine grace of Bhagwan after a detailed survey of cancer patients on footpath near Tata m...em, we from Chembur, took over serving food packets in the evenings and later daily morning milk for tube inserted patients and bought for them medicines prescribed by docs to buy from outside. We progressively distributed the Seva to other samithis for each day to different samithi. Though met challenges in between, the seva stabilised over time.


Then about five years ago, started morning breakfast for early morning shift, poor dialysis patients, after survey at Masjid where 21 dialysis machines operate in four shifts in a facility. Again followed the same each day a different Samithi model. Witnessed many miracles along the way, the chief being Swami coming in the dream of a patient's husband and consoling him and mentioning about our Seva. We also help many with medicines. Now the seva almost stabilised.


We then surveyed tribal schools after meeting additional tribal Commissioner two years ago and short listed 7 Ashramshalas for Seva ..Susarwadi, Sherol, Agayi, Piwli, Pendergol, Dahagaon and Binar. All government run, in far flung areas but within 100 kms. Total Adivasi students nearly 3000 in all of them. We served them by meeting their very basic requirements from eating plates, kitchen vessels, ights all over, note books, clothes, repairing toilets, painting the premises etc . Later we introduced periodic medical Seva with the help of Dharmakshetra medical team led by Smt Hansaben and Shri Manubhai and Bal vikas during medical.

Now after the trial period, we are progressively offering them to different samithis from 21 Aug . These kids are from remotest areas from very poor families. The poverty back home is so much that some 10 students in a school didn't go back home during holidays as the parents requested them to be kept in school only as there was nothing much to eat at home. Many such heart wrenching stories.


Going forward in a systematic way the Seva will be done by different Samithis sharing Sai Love with about 3000 kids and meeting their basic needs. All by Swamis abundant grace. He directs. He guides. He gets it done. We humbly witness doing our bit.


Some photos attached below.





Sairam - Report Courtesy: Chembur Chandrasekhar



Wellness Centre Programme at Dharmkshetra 11th to 15th August 2016 - Wellness Retreat for Maharashtra State Office Bearers


23 new photos to the album: Wellness Centre programme at Dharmkshetra 11th to 15th August 2016 — at Dharmakshetra.


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Mobile Photos by Advocate Suresh Wagh - Wellness Centre Programme at Dharmkshetra from 11th to 15th August 2016



Dr. Pitre and Mr. Chandrashekar taking sessions in wellness retreat for Maharashtra State Office Bearers on the concluding day ie on the 15th August 2016..... (Mobile Photos - Kumar Aklekar)


Glimpses of the photos:










Photos of children of all abilities from Together Foundation at Dharmakshetra on 15.8.2016









Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini & Sanitary Napkins Seva at Zilla Parishad School & Rajmata Jijau School Borgaon, Raigad District.




A Report by Manu Shadadpuri of Mulund Samithi


Om Sri Sai Ram




Reached School : 7.30 am

Dep Time from school : 10.30 am


The 70th Independence Day of our country was a great occasion to celebrate amidst the students and staff of our adopted schools.


After witnessing and participating in the energetic 'Prabhatpheri', Flag-Hoisting Ceremony and rendering of patriotic songs, we had a hearty interaction with the Principals, teachers and children.


We attended to the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini agenda of inspecting hardware, fixing dates for the monthly trainings amongst other things and renewed the relationship with the schools for this academic year.


Distribution of Johnson & Johnson Stay Free sanitary napkins has become an important component of the Seva in these schools. The recipient girls are very happy and grateful for this service they receive from the society.


64 girls of Std 7, 8, 9 & 10 received 4 packs, for months of July, Aug, Sept, Oct 2016. We also kept 16 packs in the school for emergency use during school hours. Total of 272 packs were issued on 15.08.2016.


Jai Sai Ram



Vocational Training - Borivali Samithi





Vocational Training centre was started by Borivali Samithi in November 2015 in the adopted village Vedhe Taluka Vikramgad...h.

First batch of eight Adivasis have completed the training and are being examined today by Examiner from Ramakrishna Mission


Written test of 2hrs and Practical test of 4hrs 30min has been started today 11-08-2016 at 9:30am. (Courtesy M K Chaudhary - Mobile Photos)



Raksha Bandhan celebration at Shraddha Centre - Bandra Samithi celebrate Raksha Bandhan on 18th August 2016


Glimpses of the Raksha Bandhan celebration at Shraddha Centre  by Bandra Samithi on 18th August 2016



Borivali Samithi organised Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan on 14th Aug 2016 at two places :



1. J B Khot School & Jr. College Borivali West (already reported )

2. Vedhe village. Taluka. Vikramgadh about 100km from Borivali


Thirty-one students from Thakur College , Gokhale College Borivali & Dental college alongwith Samithi youth participated in Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan in the adopted village school and in the Ashram Shala school nearby. (Courtesy M K Chaudhary - Mobile Photos)



Photos of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by Chembur Samithi



In pursuance of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji's request to the Sai Youth (who had gathered at Pras...hanthi Nilayam from 12th to 14th July 2016 for Sathya Sai World Youth Festival) to take part in the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, the Sai Youth of Mumbai has decided to take up this activity on 14th August 2016.

The Sai Youth of Chembur Samithi will be doing Shramdaan on Sunday, 14th August 2016 by undertaking Cleaning activity at Remand Home section of Children’s Home, opp Anushakti Nagar Bus Depot, where we have been doing activities for the last 2 decades. In late 90’s, Swami was shown the album containing photographs of activities undertaken at Remand Home. He went through each and every photograph and expressed HIS happiness. It is only through HIS sheer blessings and grace that we have been able to continue the work at Remand Home year after year.


The Cleaning Work at Remand Home on 14th August will be from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. This will be followed by Narayana Seva to the inmates of Remand Home. All our Volunteers will also be partaking Mahaprasad with the inmates of Remand Home.


During the 3 hour period, our Volunteers will also be engaging with the Children by educating and explaining them on the importance of Cleaniness. We request maximum participation from devotees.


Posted by Jaya Talreja



Independence Day Celebrations - Akhand Veda/ Rudram Chanting in Dharmakshetra



Independence Day Celebrations - Akhand Veda/ Rudram Chanting in Dharmakshetra - Sathyadeep / Shantideep from 7am to 5 pm on 15/08/2016. (Mobile Photos - sent by Kumar Aklekar


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Varalakshmi Vratham - 2016



Images of Shri Varalakshmi Vratham at Shri Markandeshwar Mandir, Worli BDD on 12 August 2016 by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organization - Worli Samithi. Around 130 Mahilas participated in this Vratham.

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In accordance with PM Narendra Modi's " Swachh Bharat Mission " Cleanliness Drive was conducted by Walkeshwar Samiti, on Sunday 14th August 2016, in two of our adopted schools - Balak Vrinda Education Society and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Vidyaniketan as a part of the SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAN.

220 people participated in this drive - out of which most were College and School students. We had 142 volunteers from B.M .Ruia Girls C...ollege and St. Xavier's College.


The volunteers were brimming with energy and enthusiasm, and it was in no time that they had dusted, broomed, mopped and cleaned the classrooms and corridors, which looked spotlessly clean at the end!


The Sai Youth from our Samiti were involved in educating the school children about the value and importance of cleanliness, health and hygiene, through interactive videos, presentations, songs and activities.


All in all, the drive was a huge success and left everyone feeling like the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan should now become like a way of life!


Link to the photos



Swachh Bharat Abhiyan - Baba Issardas Gurudwara - 14.08.2016 - Fort Samithi





Bal Vikas students , youth, gurus, parents and devotees took part in the cleaning pr...ogramme organised by the Fort Samithi on Sunday,14th August, as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The project undertaken was cleaning of the Baba Issardas Gurudwara at Colaba.



Photos of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at Bhandup school by Mulund Samithi



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Photos of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by Sion Wadala Samithi




27 BalVikas children of Sion Wadala Samithi alongwith , Gurus , Youth & Devotees enthusuastically partici...pated in the cleaning of Murlidar Mandir, & Ved Patasala Sion.,from 8.45 to 11.00.The programme concluded with the children singing Bhajans and prasads were distributed to all...



Holistic and Wellness facilitators with the inaugural batch of 26 office bearers of Maharashtra, at The Spiritual Retreat , Dharmakshetra on 13th August 2016.



Music - Art & Drama group gave an excellent performance for the group of Office Bearers in the Wellness Retreat.



(Mobile Photo)



Samarpan - Einvite - 21st August 2016





Independence Day Programme at Dharmakshetra by Sion-Wadala Samithi




Blood donation Camp and Thalassemia testing by Borivali Samithi

146 blood bottles were donated and 152 Thalassemia testing were done in BLOOD DONATION CAMP by Borivali Samithi at Gokhale college Borivali (W) on 10th August 2016 as per report received upto 3:05pm

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"Akhanda Rudra Parayanam for World Peace"

A very unique offering of "Akhanda Rudra Parayanam for World Peace" the first of its kind state level program being
organised by SSSSO, Maharashtra & Goa on 15th Aug,2016. The chanters from across the state will congregate at the abode of
Bhagawan in Mumbai, Dharmakshetra to chant Ekadasha Rudram since morning till evening uninterruptedly.

With Bhagawan's grace, this will also be replicated in other states on successful completion. After attaining certain maturity
level, the same will also be done at Prashanti Nilayam once a year.

Shared by

Subramanyam Gorti,
National Veda Coordinator
Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations





Glimpses of the Disaster Awareness Programme held at Dharmakshetra on 7th August 2016 - Around 374 youth participated.

Disaster management training is aimed to provide timely rescue and relief to the affected people at times of calamities whether natural or man made.

The youth from the various colleges in Mumbai had an enriching experience with the information shared to them on the science behind disasters, the various rescue techniques, and the different methods were shown on how to SAVE LIVES.

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ALBUM - 01


ALBUM - 02



"Induction Program" at Dharmakshetra - 7th August 2016



A two day lively interactive "Induction Program" was conducted by Dr. B G Pitre at Dharmakshetra on 6th & 7th August 2016. He
was assisted by Sri Rahul Punjabi.

Around 17 office bearers from Mumbai SSSSO attended the same.

Link to the photos (via mobile for 6th Aug and camera on 7th Aug 2016)



Deep Pujan Photos from Primary Section of Dharmakshetra School on 4th August 2016






Nag Panchami celebration on 6th August, 2016, by Dharmakshetra School Primary Section. (Photos enclosed)





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.

Latest Revised Booklet - 23.11.2015

Mumbai SSSSO - Incharges - Contact Details

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