24 April 2012, will mark the first anniversary of when spiritual leader, Sri Sathya Sai Baba, chose to leave his mortal body.
Born on 23 November 1926, to a humble family in the heartland of rural India, Sai Baba has been a living God to his innumerable devotees spread across the globe. Often portrayed as a larger-than-life figure, Swami, as he was affectionately known, passed away leaving behind grieving devotees and a colossal socio-spiritual empire.
To commemorate Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s one year death anniversary, the Port Elizabeth Sai Centre will celebrate His life and legacy with a program to be held at the SS Aulayam Hall, Saliehout Street, Malabar, Port Elizabeth on Tuesday 24 April commencing with a Havan / Fire Prayer from 6.00 a.m. to 7.00 a.m. On the same day a Bhajan (hymns) programme, with discourses, audio visual presentations and an exhibition will be held from 7.00 to 8.30 p.m at the same venue. The public is invited to attend.
He brought together humanity under the principles of the brotherhood of man and the fatherhood of God. He exhorted a Hindu to be a better Hindu, a Muslim a better Muslim and a Christian to be a better Christian. The symbol of His organization is fully representative of all religions.
The world applauds Him for His massive social welfare projects, Drinking Water schemes, Super Speciality Hospitals and free Higher Education covering the three aspects of Sociocare, Educare and Medicare thus fulfilling His ideology of making the world a better place and to transform mankind.
Over the last 65 years, Sai Baba has done what no one can ever do in one lifetime : providing free hospitals, schools and colleges and safe drinking water for millions. He rebuilt innumerable lives shattered by calamities and above all united people across all faiths, cultures, countries and classes with the universal bonds of love and tolerance.
Amidst all the greed, selfishness and apathy around us today, Sai Baba’s teachings serve as lighthouses of hope and his service projects sanctuaries of goodness. He advocated service or seva as the highest form of worship. His tenet “Hands that serve are holier than lips that pray” and “Love All, Serve All” distinguishes Sai projects and educational institutions from others.
The Sri Sathya Sai Organisation, started by Swami five decades ago, today stands for service with love, discipline with dignity, charity without publicity, relief beyond costs and help without distinction.
Enquiries : Kumarin Pillay – Cell.: 084 9194 645 or Lohini Pillay at 084 2091 082.