Regional Event Calendars

we encourage all Regions to prepare your Annual Calendar events and pass it to Media Coordinator (andyravi.mediaaustralia@gmail.com) . We shall then make an Annual Calendar combined and display on all our social media. It will save each Region time and effort preparing monthly calendars.

Victoria Region East Monthly Event Calendar

New Appointments

As a new term for all office bearers begins in January 2020, we wish all incoming centre/group, regional and national presidents and coordinators the best of luck in their new roles.
As seen in recent releases, we also welcome the following office bearers into their new roles:

• Jenny Monson, appointed as Central Coordinator
• Krishnan Nair, appointed as Zone 3 Chair
• Vignesh Shanmugam, National Disaster Relief Coordinator
• Nalini Kumar, appointed as Zone 3 Public Outreach Coordinator

We also thank Krishnan Nair and Neville Fredericks for all their hard work in their former respective roles of Central Coordinator and Zone 3 chair and wish them all the best.
On behalf of the National Media team, we also wish all members of SSIO Australia a happy & prosperous new year ahead.

11th World Conference and Pre-World Conference/Young Adult Festival

The 11th World Conference of the SSIO will be held 16–18 November 2020 in Prasanthi Nilayam, with the theme “Unity is Divinity; Purity is Enlightenment”. The first World Conference was held under Sathya Sai Baba’s personal guidance in Mumbai in 1968. Now, this major global event is held once every 5 years. SSIO members from all corners of the world will come together to participate in this event and express their love and gratitude to Sathya Sai Baba.

As Sathya Sai devotees prepare for this historical conference by participating in the Zone Pre-World Conferences and Young Adult Festivals, we invite everyone to access the latest information on this subject.

Unity is Divinity-Purity is Enlightenment – Study Guide

Zone3 Pre-World Conference, Australia

Registration for Zone 3 Pre-World Conference

Letter from Dr Narendranath Reddy

Letter from Dr Narendranath Reddy, Chairman of the SSIO, addressing the bushfire situation in Australia.  

4 January 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Om Sri Sai Ram.

Wildfires have turned southeast Australia into a charred, apocalyptic nightmare, and threaten to wipe out entire species of animals. The current situation is on a scale never experienced before, causing enormous loss of life and property. It is reported that nearly half a billion animals in Australia’s New South Wales state have been killed by raging wildfires in the last couple of months, and the devastating death toll is expected to rise. Many mammals, birds and reptiles have been severely affected. As of now, it is reported that 23 people have died. The fire has burned more than 5 million hectares, an area larger than many countries, and destroyed more than 1,300 homes, as of now. The government agencies and people of Australia are working hard to control these wildfires, but it will difficult without rainfall.

I have been in contact with Mr. Krishnan Nair, Chair, Zone 3 as well as Mr. Albert Barelds, Chair, SSIO Humanitarian Relief Committee to assess the situation and help, as warranted. In consultation with the authorities, the SSIO of Australia is assisting with contributions, as requested, to support emergency services, procure essentials goods, and assist local businesses which have been impacted.

Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba has told us that sincere prayer is one of the most effective ways to assuage the grief and suffering of victims of natural disasters. Let us all pray together to Swami to shower His divine blessings on our brothers and sisters as well as the animals, birds, reptiles, plants and other species afflicted by these natural disasters in Australia. Let us also pray to Bhagawan to bless Australia with much-needed rain to quench the fires.

We will keep you updated with new developments, including how you can participate in the relief efforts.

Jai Sai Ram.

With loving regards,
Narendranath Reddy, M.D.
Chairman
Sathya Sai International Organisation (SSIO)

Download the Letter from Dr Narendranath Reddy

SSIO Australia Facebook group for the ongoing “Sai Australia Bushfire Prayers” – each Thursdays from 8 pm – 8.30 pm

The National Devotional Wing invites you all to come together to pray for the wellbeing of our country and to alleviate the suffering of all living beings.

To accommodate community prayers, you may log into this group link to collectively pray every Thursday from 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM AEST.

Registration is open now

Download the Flyer for this event

Gayathri Chanting for the Australian Bushfire Crisis – Queensland

Sai Centres across Queensland joined together with the Sathya Sai Centre of Woolloongabba early on Sunday morning in prayer for rainfall and relief to those people, wildlife and nature effected by the bushfires. The program began with morning prayers (Suprabatham) followed by the chanting of 108 Gayathri Mantras and devotional singing.

Sathya Sai College Working Bee

2020 kicked off with some exciting activities. We had the opportunity to be at the Abode of His Legacy in Australia, the Sathya Sai College – Primary & Secondary campuses in Murwillumbah and Dungay. For several years now SSIO Australia members have participated in working bees at the primary & secondary campuses. The working Bee is another opportunity for us give back to the community by spending time in various clean-up activities in the grounds of the colleges. As a result, when the school term commences, students are back to a clean & tidy school, all geared up to absorb more knowledge.