The Sai Medical Unit (SMU) in conjunction with the Sathya Sai International Organisation of Australia recently ran a successful Sai Health Week (SHW) from the 5th to 13th September 2020. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, most of the events had to be showcased online. In Western Australia however, limited public gatherings were allowed and SMU organised a Healthy Ageing Workshop (HAW) targeting at raising the awareness of important health issues concerning those over the age of 40 years old. The audience comprised of Sai devotees and members of the public.
National Tree Day is Australia’s largest annual tree planting event. The initiative began in 1996 and is intended to raise environmental awareness and to help Australians connect with nature. In addition to tree planting, community activities can include site restoration and regeneration. The benefits of tree planting is well recognised but this year, the devasting impact of bushfires on our Australian flora and fauna further highlights the importance of this service activity.
The Sathya Sai International Organisation (SSIO) received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Salvation Army Australia on 17 September 2020 in Canberra for it’s support for a food fair which helped the victims of bush fire that hit the region in the summer of 2019/20.
In conjunction with other material being provided by the Sai Medical Unit covering Sai Health Week, an important webinar dedicated to R U OK Day was produced and shared on 6 September 2020. R U OK Day is an annual day set aside to remind us to look out for our fellows who may be suffering from various mental health related issues, such as anxiety or depression. The day is one that seeks to make us aware of an on-going need to be proactive in this care for those around us.