Issue 22 - May 28, 2017
Editors Note...

Love is the basis of everything. Like Swami reminds us, in this world, wherever we see, if we carefully observe, only love exists. Everything has emerged from love, and there is no place bereft of love. 

Swami's message to the Sai Youth around the world this week: 

"First and foremost, you should fill yourselves with love and compassion. And then you should share this love and compassion with everybody. When you light one lamp, through that one lamp you can light many lamps. If you want to get rid of darkness, you can't really destroy it, you have to transform it. When you light a lamp, automatically darkness changes into light. Each of you will have to realise the love in your hearts, and share it with people and establish the same in society."

Yours in His Service

Bhuvana Santhanam 

Service Updates
On May 7, 2017, a group of self inspired youth from Bengaluru  (also known as Bangalore) set out to organise a meritorious task, an eye camp, in association with Narayana Nethralaya, in the Doddabele village lying off Mysore road near Kengeri, Bengaluru.  It was really inspiring to watch how a simple act of selfless service creates a huge wave in the ocean of the mind...(page 1)
The youth of Kerala had been conducting a breakfast Seva programme at one of the tribal government schools. There were twenty-six children in this school who were blessed to receive the unconditional love of these youths. The youths in turn experienced the same pure love from the soulful hearts of these children. Recently these students had appeared for board exams and literally surprised parents and teachers by passing with flying colours! (Page 2)
Selfless Love Flows all over Kolkata

It is really inspiring and heartwarming to see how the selfless love flows all over Kolkata. With free medical camps, cataract surgeries, free breakfasts, distribution of drinking water, distibution of blankets, the youth of Kolkata are showing a new way of selfless living. How one can live for the fellow beings? This is what we can learn from these dedicated youths who relentlessly working towards the upliftment of the society... (page 3).

Commencement of Paediatric Cardiac Surgeries at Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani International Centre for Child Heartcare and Research, Baghola, Delhi

Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani International Centre for Child Heart Care and Research, Baghola, Delhi-Mathura Road, Palwal Dist, Haryana, a world class paediatric cardiac centre, offering all services totally free of cost, performed it’s first surgery successfully on six month old baby Unnati Singh from, Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Built in a record time of just 250 days, this sprawling institute located on National Highway, Delhi - Mathura Road, forty-nine kilometres from Delhi, is a marvel of aesthetic beauty, functional excellence and is environmentally friendly... (page 4)
Batticaloa Suffused with Love
The students of Dharmapuram School were overwhelmed to see their brothers and sisters after many days and moreover were delighted to receive the food lovingly served by them. This nutritious food served in the morning provided the students enough energy to sustain throughout the day.

The youth identified five families from the Sri Sathya Sai Karuna Nilayam Foundation medical camp, in which the children were diagnosed with moderate malnutrition. Food rations, enough for a month long consumption of all family members, were distributed to these five families so that there never arises a circumstance where the children will be deprived of proper balanced diet...(page 1)
Colombo Becoming Hub of Selfless Love

Colombo, being the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, is expected to have schools that are fully equipped with all the necessary facilities, but a group of dedicated youth discovered a primary school two months ago with a total strength of sixty students, which required much attention and assistance...(page 2).
Saga of Selfless Love from Middle East
It is their dedication and commitment that attracted like-minded individuals who joined these youth for those noble acts of selfless love. These youths could mobilise the support of their friends from their workplace who were inspired by the weekly service activities so much, they too pledged their support ...(page 1-2). 
Free Follow-up Medical Consultation

It was just two months ago that the youth of the Middle East had organised a medical camp for the blue-collar workers working at a construction site in theUnited Arab Emirates. These young men and women did not stop at just organising the camp, but they were determined to follow up on the health condition of their friends from the construction sites, for further diagnosis and treatment, if required...(page 3).

Vedam Chanting – Sri Rudram
Although it had been a long-cherished dream of the Youth to get started with the Sri Rudram classes, the sense of urgency arose when they heard the tiny tots from the newly set up school, Sri Sathya Sai Sathyaniketanam located in Hassan district of Karnataka, chanting Sri Rudram at Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutham Hall in Muddenahalli. 

The Middle East youth felt blessed to have kick-started Sri Rudram learning on the sacred day of “Akshaya Trithiya”. Akshaya Trithiya as per Indian culture is believed to be a very auspicious day to start a new venture. Akshaya means never diminishing. Any endeavour initiated on this sacred day is meant to grow and prosper in multiple progressions...(page 4)
A group of vibrant youth from Nigeria is setting up an example for  selfless service. The youths are very enthused to do breakfast Seva at a primary school in their locality. They have marked every Thursday of the week to meet and attend to the needs of the tiny tots of Ereko Methodist Primary School, Lagos, largest city in Nigeria...(page 1-2)
“All are serving, look around; everybody is serving. The sun is serving, the wind is serving, the water is serving and the earth is serving. The river flows without itself quenching her thirst, the sun burns itself out to give light to the whole world and the tree grows without itself eating the fruit it bears.”

The enthusiastic youth of Nigeria inspired by the teachings of their divine master, conducted their monthly medical camps under the initiative of “Praying Hearts and Helping Hands” (Blessed and named by Bhagawan in November 2015) at two locations in Lagos, largest city in Nigeria...(page 2-3).