Sri Sathya Sai Organisation of Australia, the Parents & Friends of the school and the staff worked together the last few months to host the community event that was first introduced in 2019 called the “Friendship Fest”. The success of the event can be measured by the number of community members participating and getting to know about the Sri Sathya Sai Organisation through their interaction with members who attended the festival from NSW & QLD centres.
Last month, severe weather events hit New South Wales & South East Queensland bringing in heavy down pour resulting in massive floods around the 2 states. This weather event is assessed to be one of the worst experienced in 50 years. In New South Wales, more than 35,000 people were evacuated to evacuation centres.
Strathfield Centre has been participating in Clean Up Australia Day for a very long time, partnering with Strathfield Council. From small groups of 4 or 5, the last two years have had more than 15 Volunteers take part to Clean the community.
More than 30 members participated in the February working bee at the Sai School. Staff from IBM attended to the kindergarten play equipment upgrading which was funded by IBM.
Since the height of COVID in April last year, Western Australian members have not gathered together for a regional event. With no community transmission in Western Australia, the regional committee felt that it was appropriate and timely to bring members together again for a COVID-safe family fun day!
With the grace and blessings of Swami, Sathya Sai College has entered the year 2021 as a school that provides students schooling all the way from Kindergarten to Year 12 thereby enabling students to complete their entire schooling within the school.
On Saturday, 20 February the ACT Region held a successful medical workshop on the topic of “Good Sleep, Good Health” for the Canberra Tamil Senior Citizens Association. The event was run by the Sai Medical Unit in Canberra and was attended by approximately 45 attendees from the Canberra Tamil Senior Citizens Association.
Nature is the expression of the Divine. Sadly, there has been over-exploitation of resources resulting in harm to Mother Nature. As all our actions, big or small, impact the environment, we must become conscious of any negative consequences. Active change in our thoughts and behaviours is required to reverse the detrimental effects on nature.
The festival of Pongal / Makara Sankranthi marks the transcendance of the Sun from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere. It is marked by the day the Sun crosses the Tropic of Capricorn, heralding the closure of winter and the impending arrival of warmer days (spring to summer) in the northern hemisphere. This festival is celebrated across the entire Indian sub-continent in myriad names along with festivities unique to the Region, Languange and State.
To mark the important occasion of Australia Day, the Sri Sathya Sai International Organisation of Australia & PNG (SSSIO AU) underdook a two hour chanting of the Gayatri Mantra which took place online on the Sai Australia YouTube channel.