Sri Sathya Sai Zonal Youth Conference
The Sri Sathya Sai Zonal Youth Conference was successfully conducted on
Sunday-10th May,2009 at the Venutai Chauhan Sabha Gruh in Karad. Around 525
Youth from 5 districts of Pune, Solapur, Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur have
assembled for this conference. One of the slogans of the conference says
"Dare To Be Divine". The main objectives of this conference is to present
the magnificent work by Sai Youth from all the 5 districts in the previous
year and also to discuss the plan of action for the next 6 months. The team
from Mumbai have visited almost all the villages which have been adopted by
the five districts and noted down the developments made through the service
activities and also the challenges that arose during this process. Kudos for
this team for their commitment and determination.
The morning session was about laying down a plan for the next 6 months.
Taking the SSSVIP (Sri Sathya Sai Village Integrated Project) to the next
phase, it was decided that a survey is absolutely necessary before starting
off with the implementation work in the villages and this survey should
revolve round the family rather than the village as a whole. The benefits of
this approach are that the required details about every single person in a
family can be collected and consolidated to decide the various areas that
need to be concentrated as a part of village development. In general the 3
important areas of focus are
In every village Sai Youth will spread the divine vibrations through the
Pandari bhajans and then start the village development activities, 2
activities ie. Sanitation and building a Sai seva Kendra in the adopted
villages was given to the Sai Youth-gents and 2 activities ie. Balvikas
classes and Child & Mother Care was given to Sai Youth-ladies of every team.
This project should be completed by November 23rd,2009. One village out of
the adopted villages in every district should be declared as a model
village. The model village acts as a platform where the Sai youth can take
up innovative projects and depending on the results of their implementation
and experimentation –the same methods can be implemented in other adopted
villages also. All the model villages from 28 districts in Maharashtra will
be competing for the Nirmal Puraskar award which will be given to the best
developed adopted village and the co-ordinators of the activities in this
model village will get a chance to present the activities in front of Swami.
In the afternoon session., the district co-ordinators of all the 5 districts
have presented their development activities in the previous, year many of
them were debuts in facing the august gathering. The presentations made
everyone spell-bound for the dedication, commitment, care and patience that
has been displayed by all the Sai Youth members for the betterment of the
society. This would not have been achieved but for the guidance and
inspiration provided by Swami.
Some of the senior members have shared their experiences with Swami and
given guidelines to the youth members for the projects that will be taken up
in the future. Our State President Shri Rameshji Sawant and Shri Mukesh
Patel ( State Youth Coordinator) inspired the youth and shared some of their
experiences. Shri Nimesh Pandya has pointed out the importance of one of the
slogans of the conference – "Youth...The Time To Invest". Another senior
member termed this Zonal conference as one of the best organized Zonal
conferences that he has attended.
This conference is a culmination of the pain staking efforts by volunteers,
organizers and speakers. The organizers deserve a special word of
appreciation for their commitment and dedication. Breakfast and lunch was
provided for all the volunteers of the conference.
We pray Bhagavan for his grace on these adopted villages and to transform
these Sai Youth members as worthy instruments in His Divine mission.