NSW Region East
The Ladies Day celebration for NSW Region East was held on Sunday 17 November 2019 at Ermington Community Centre, Ermington.
The event was full of wonderful surprises.
The function commenced with a few devotional songs and was followed by a brief description of why Ladies Day is celebrated.
This was followed soon after by the guest speaker Deependra. Deependra is originally from Colombo in Sri Lanka and considers herself very fortunate to have been born into a Sai family as her parents and grandparents were already following the path of Sai Baba. She took up her first office bearer’s role as a young adult female lead in Colombo at the age of 18. Her talk was very inspiring and she shared intimate details of her family’s journey with Sai Baba. Her family was always very involved in serving the community and she learnt very early on that leading is actually learning from others and that service is super satisfying. There were lots of take-home messages in her presentation and I feel the attendees would certainly have taken heed to these.
This was followed by Selvi Ramanan’s brief outline of NSW Region East Ladies Program activities, which included the recent collaboration with Zonta International in sewing of breast cushions for women who have had breast surgery. This is a recent initiative and the first of the cushions were offered for blessing at the shrine. She also highlighted the association of Sai Ladies with the Country Women’s association in preparing care packs which are donated to hospitals for use in emergency.
Soon after this was a musical offering by the ladies and female young adults of Region East. The songs took everyone on a journey of nostalgia, reminiscing on the days of Sai Baba’s physical form when everyone basked in his divine miracles. Ultimately, the journey is from Mother Sai to finding the Sai residing within us, reminding us that He will always be our beacon of light.
The program ended with more devotional songs.
Attendance was approximately 250-300. The program was very inspirational with lots of take-home messages.
NSW Region West
Images from Ladies Day Event in WA as well as a donation made to Mission Australia of non-perishable food items.